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I show the way Jewish wisdom make our lives richer and happier. In particular, I help Jews appreciate their heritage and Christians uncover the Jewish roots of their faith. Get my FREE Jewish holidays cheat sheet by signing up here!

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How Jews Pray: Discover The 3 Practices

April 23, 2018

When people ask me how Jews pray, I begin with a story. It comes from a great nineteenth-century rabbi.  An old man enters the sanctuary for the first time. His face is dirty and his clothes are too big. He stands out among the well-dressed crowd. Then he picks up the prayerbook and opens it. […]

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Israel’s 70th Anniversary: 10 Reasons for You to Celebrate

April 19, 2018

This month begins the state of Israel’s 70th anniversary. Why does this anniversary matter? Well, the number 70 frequently recurs in the Bible and Jewish tradition. Moses has 70 elders. Jerusalem has 70 names. 70 years was considered a full life. The number also spans multiple generations. Israel’s 70th anniversary feels much more significant than 50 […]

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3 Ways to Deepen Your Connections: Relationship Wisdom

April 16, 2018

A rabbinic mentor of mine loves to tell brides and grooms that his job is “save your marriage before it starts.” I don’t present my role in such dramatic terms, but I do think he is on to something. Judaism has much relationship wisdom.  It starts with recognizing relationships take work. But it’s not just marriage. […]

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Does History Repeat Itself? 3 Answers from the Bible

April 14, 2018

Does history repeat itself? Yes, it does. But it’s not because we remember the past. It’s because we forget. A shocking recent survey just affirmed this truth. 22 percent of millennials—and in case you’re wondering, I don’t qualify, barely—have never heard or aren’t sure if they have heard of the Holocaust. Two-thirds had never heard […]

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Who Else Knows the 3 Most Important Jewish Family Values?

April 12, 2018

  About a year ago I was speaking with a successful writer and marketer named Dan. He had grown up in a broken home and dedicated himself to creating a different experience for his children. Though he is not Jewish, he wanted to raise them with Jewish family values. I asked him what he meant. He […]

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How To Study the Bible And Enjoy It

April 10, 2018

A recent survey suggested that 90 percent of Americans own Bible, but only 20 percent read and study the bible on a regular basis. This suggests to me a discomfort. We think only pastors and rabbis should study the bible. But the Bible is not just for clergy. It is for everyone. To study the […]

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Teach Us To Number Our Days: Find Your Heart of Wisdom

April 9, 2018

Certain verses guide us in life. One of mine, as I pointed out last week, is based on the biblical teaching, “Teach us to number our days… so that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:10 What does this powerful verse mean? It seems simple on the surface. Teach us to number our […]

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3 Lessons from the Facebook Fiasco

April 7, 2018

Do you feel vulnerable? Many of us do after the Facebook fiasco. What is the Facebook fiasco? The company gathered information about us we did not choose to reveal. They sold that information to others. And now they know more about us—our health, our political views, our family status, the kind of food we like— than […]

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3 Lessons from Experiencing the Jewish Sabbath

April 6, 2018

One of the most eloquent traditions of the Jewish Sabbath is blessing children. On Friday evening before dinner, parents will bring their children close, put their hands on their heads, and whisper a blessing in their ears. The customary blessing for boys includes the hope that they “are like Ephraim and Menasche.” Ephraim and Menasche […]

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7 Biblical Verses You Should Know By Heart

April 5, 2018

A Jewish legend tells of a rabbi and a soap maker. They were walking together and talking about their favorite biblical verses. The soap maker turned to the rabbi asked, “Rabbi, we’ve had religion for so long. But everywhere you look you see war, famines, anger and hatred. It seems to me religion hasn’t helped the […]

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