Acts of Transformation
To the uninitiated, a modern-day mikvah looks like a miniature swimming pool. In a religion rich with detail, beauty and ornamentation—against the backdrop of the ancient Temple, or even modern-day synagogues—the mikvah is surprisingly nondescript, a humble structure.

by Rivkah Slonim
Women of the Bible
He was Israel’s mightiest warrior, revered by friend and foe; yet for the first 28 years of his life he was a lowly outcast . . . The secret story behind the mysterious circumstances of King David’s birth.

By Chana Weisberg
Stories of Return
But I don’t get it, Mom! Didn’t you raise me to love all people? So, why does it matter if John isn’t Jewish?

By Bracha Goetz
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By Chana Weisberg
Celebrating Jewish Womanhood
Why is Judaism passed down through the mother? I understand that in olden times it was easy to know who your mother was, and there was no way of proving fatherhood. But these days we have DNA testing, so why can’t someone be Jewish even if only their father is Jewish?

By Aron Moss
Home and Health
Many of us want to have magic time-management makeovers that will make us become 100% efficient overnight. You would be totally forgiven if you thought you also needed to revamp and track your every action. Don’t worry: in reality, if you can implement a few key items, you can really increase your productivity.

By Rivka Caroline
Dealing with Challenge
What does the word “monitoring” mean to you? What image does it produce? I know what it means to me. Early-morning doctor visits to ensure everything is proceeding according to the doctor’s plan . . .

By Goldie Deer
Marriage
My husband and I have a wonderful relationship and love each other dearly, but there is one issue that we cannot solve. I desperately want children, and he doesn’t . . .

By Sara Esther Crispe
Parenting
Know that I am proud of each of you. Of your accomplishments and achievements, but more importantly, of who you have become in life. Not what you do, but who you are . . .

By Susan Schwartz
Practical Tips
Although the Jewish year is filled with wonderful holidays in abundance several times a year—six, to be precise—we fast. Some people find fasting quite arduous, so there are some pointers that can help ease the fast-related hunger pangs.

By Chana Lewis