Letters from Prison

Letters from Prison

Doug Hodge, former CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, was recently convicted and sentenced to prison for his role in the Varsity Blues Scandal. Following his conviction, Hodge wrote that he always prided himself on having a strong moral compass. How then...
Are You Happy Yet?

Are You Happy Yet?

Today, Adar begins. Our rabbis teach: when Adar enters, joy increases. Does it really? Is there something tangible we can do that will make us happier during these days? Our world is changing quickly. Studies show that social media diminishes happiness in new ways....
Are You Sitting?

Are You Sitting?

Unexpected challenges bring us to new vistas of self-discovery Last spring my wife, Aviel, was standing at the Kotel.  Suddenly, she felt like someone turned off a switch.  The world looked oddly dark.  Was something off with her sight?  Could it...
Rise Up

Rise Up

A conversation between G-d and Moshe reveals a key to overcoming setbacks. We all face setbacks. They are an integral part of our journey. A tendency is to be discouraged. We often feel that a setback is evidence that the steps we took forward were misguided. After a...
My Name Forever

My Name Forever

The conversation between G-d and Moshe at the burning bush is a conversation for the ages. It has deep implications for Jewish history – and for our own lives. If we pay attention to this conversation, we will have a key to dealing with the most difficult issues we...