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Mar 23, 2023, 7:57 PM
The Pursuit of Meaning (Vayikra, Covenant & Conversation)
The American Declaration of Independence speaks of the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Recently, following the pioneering work of Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, there have been hundreds of books published on happiness....
Mar 20, 2023, 6:47 AM
Of Swords and Books: ‘The Land That I Will Show You’ (Part Two)
Shnayor Burton. Ha-Arets Asher Ar’eka: Mitsvat Yishuv Erets Yisrael (The Land That I Will Show You: The Commandment of Settling the Land of Israel). 5783/2023. (14), 208 pages. A good portion of Rabbi Burton’s book pivots on the intriguing dialogue...
Mar 16, 2023, 3:21 PM
What’s Your Job as Client and My Job as Therapist?
Here’s a fair summary of therapy: Your job, as the client, is to tell the truth as best you can. My job, as the therapist, is to resist being a critical jerk about what I hear. Together we’ll figure...
Mar 12, 2023, 9:51 AM
One hour forward or two steps backward?
I am going to wash those dishes. That dress still fits me. I’m not the only parent to forget to pick up my children from school. These are some of the lies we tell ourselves from time to time....
Mar 8, 2023, 1:59 PM
The Winning Mindset: Israel’s National Football Team and the Power of REBT
Since its first and only world cup qualification in 1970, the Israeli football national team has been struggling to leave a mark in the world’s football arena. The road to glory is never easy, but this time the team...
Mar 1, 2023, 6:23 PM
Diversity Professor Accused of Jew-Hatred and Advocating Violence Against Israel
Lara Sheehi, assistant professor of clinical psychology at The George Washington University (GWU) and President of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA), is being accused of antisemitism, discrimination, harassment, and hate speech. A non-profit, pro-Israel organization called...
Eliana Mandell Braner
Feb 28, 2023, 9:10 AM
10 ways to help your kids handle traumatic current events
My brother, Koby Mandell, was killed by terrorists when I was a child and now I counsel children through tragic loss. I know how terrorism affects us all
Feb 22, 2023, 9:32 PM
Book Review: Attached by Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky
After World War II, the British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby (1907-1990) studied child development by observing orphans. He noticed a phenomenon that all the theories of child development at the time could not explain. Namely, even children who...
Feb 22, 2023, 1:28 PM
The Secret to the Happiness of Adar
What’s not to love about the month of Adar? After all, aren’t we obsessed with finding happiness? Don’t we live in a happiness-seeking culture? Shouldn’t we be thrilled now because “mi’she’nichnas Adar marbin b’simcha,” namely when Adar arrives we...
G. Orah Adarah Paris
Feb 16, 2023, 4:58 PM
Book: Better Than I Wished For
I am open to proposals from book publishers. The following is an excerpt and sample of my most recent book: Better Than I Wished For: Anecdotes and meditations inspired by multidisciplinary wisdom to develop your own practice, enhancing your imagination and...