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Ronda Robinson

Ronda Robinson is an award-winning writer with a passion for inspirational, Jewish, and health and fitness stories that change lives. She is the author of Beyond Politics: Inspirational People of Israel (Mazo Publishers, Jerusalem/Jacksonville, 2011), http://israelbeyondpolitics.com. She lives in Atlanta, Ga.

From Egyptian Muslim to Defender of Israel

From Egyptian Muslim to Defender of Israel

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Hussein Aboubakr Mansour’s harrowing journey from oppression to freedom.


Deborah Lipstadt and Denying the Holocaust

Deborah Lipstadt and Denying the Holocaust

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In a British court, the American professor had to prove David Irving knew he was lying in claiming the Holocaust never happened. An exclusive Aish.com interview.


From Baptist Minister to Orthodox Jew

From Baptist Minister to Orthodox Jew

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Moshe Boldor’s harrowing odyssey from hunted renegade in Communist Romania to freedom in the U.S. as an observant Jew.


Friendship Forged in Dachau

Friendship Forged in Dachau

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Sidney Shafner was one of the first U.S. soldiers to reach Dachau, where he saved Marcel Levy.


My Yoga Teacher’s Murder Became the Sound of the Shofar

My Yoga Teacher’s Murder Became the Sound of the...

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Randy Smith’s death propelled me to go beyond my perceived limits.


Staying Jewish Against All Odds

Staying Jewish Against All Odds

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Raised by Christians as part of the Kindertransport, a 7-year-old girl clings to her Jewish identity.


Sherzad: The Kurdish Jew

Sherzad: The Kurdish Jew

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Nothing will deter him from standing up for his beliefs, even a terrorist attack that cost him his arm.


Born Inside a Cave

Born Inside a Cave

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Hershel Greenblat’s incredible story of resistance and freedom.


Marcel Marceau Saved Hundreds of Holocaust Orphans

Marcel Marceau Saved Hundreds of Holocaust Orphans

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The pantomime artist’s greatest performance: risking his life to save others.


Oldest Man Alive is a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

Oldest Man Alive is a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

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Yisrael Kristal is 112 years old and views his life as a miracle.


Solitary Confinement in Iranian Prison

Solitary Confinement in Iranian Prison

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In his cell, Josh Fattal embraced his Jewish identity and turned to Jewish practice for comfort and sustenance.


Macy’s Moguls: The Straus Brothers

Macy’s Moguls: The Straus Brothers

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The rags to riches story of Isidor and Nathan Straus.


One of the Greatest Jewish Philanthropists You Never Heard Of

One of the Greatest Jewish Philanthropists You...

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Julius Rosenwald, the Jew who created over 5000 schools for African Americans across the US.


Survivor of the Voyage of the Damned

Survivor of the Voyage of the Damned

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Henry Gallant was a passenger on the doomed SS St. Louis that fled Nazi Germany but was refused entry.


Israel’s Water Technology Going Global

Israel’s Water Technology Going Global

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The country that made the desert bloom is sharing its know-how with developing nations.


When Emory Expelled Jews

When Emory Expelled Jews

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The university has apologized for its shameful anti-Semitic treatment of Jewish dental students decades ago.


Faith after Heartbreak

Faith after Heartbreak

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After his wife’s sudden death, Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz is determined to live with meaning and joy.


Nobituary

Nobituary

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One Jew’s creative way to help people quit smoking. Whoopi Goldberg is on board.


Finding Home

Finding Home

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The incredible determination and faith of Ben Hirsch, a German boy left orphaned by the Holocaust.


Shmoozing with the Stars, Except on Shabbat

Shmoozing with the Stars, Except on Shabbat

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In a business fed by 24/7 connectivity, Cory Richman is available 24/6.


Saving a Child’s Heart

Saving a Child’s Heart

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Dr. Lior Sasson operates on children from Angola to Zanzibar who otherwise would not have the medical care they need.