How Long Does It Take to Be Nice?

How Long Does It Take to Be Nice?

How long does it take to be nice? When we launched the Say Something Nice Day movement almost 15 years ago, it never crossed my mind that the model for rudeness and insensitivity would be the president of the United States. How do you teach civility to young people...
A Demonstration of Unity Against Hate

A Demonstration of Unity Against Hate

We have an opportunity on Nov. 9 to come together with people throughout the planet and take a stand against all forms of bias, bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism. Throughout the world, in commemoration of the anniversary of the terrible anti-Jewish riot known as...
The Hug I Needed

The Hug I Needed

When I opened the door to my brother’s house and walked inside, my 1-year-old nephew, (“KK” as he has been affectionately nicknamed) started to cry and ran straight to me. He threw his arms around my legs, as I quickly swept him up for a giant hug. For the next hour,...
Can These Seeds Grow?

Can These Seeds Grow?

Eight years ago, I wrote about the near miraculous resurrection of a Judean date palm from seeds that were, at the time, thought to be almost 2,000 years old. The seeds were found in 1963 in a collapsed storeroom in the desert stronghold of Masada, built by Herod “the...