The actress's desire for a Christmas tree isn't trivial. It represents the contemporary Jew's struggle to hold onto her Jewish identity.
Prenatal genetic testing is eliminating babies who would otherwise be born with Down syndrome. France wants to keep it that way.
2000 original works of art by the incredibly talented painter went up in smoke.
To fix or not to fix? A too-good-to-be-true story for Elul.
A miraculous true story demonstrates the power of prayer and reminds us never to give up hope.
Rabbi Reuven Biermacher loved every Jew and radiated a fervent passion for Torah.
I went to Toronto expecting to confront my mother's death more deeply; I encountered instead my father's remarkable dedication to life.
Uproot the poor decisions from your past by utilizing Judaism’s steps of repentance.
How the Jewish mourning laws counteract the upheaval left in death’s wake.
My mother was a strong, opinionated dynamo. How could she be gone, just like that?
Jews in Europe are once again targets, this time in Copenhagen.
The growing rift within the Jewish people is making it almost impossible to discuss the issue of intermarriage.
The Har Nof massacre has stripped away the veneer of security, leaving us feeling vulnerable.
How to access the transformational power of Yom Kippur.
Three ways to prepare for your personal judgment day.
The fashion faux pas is offensive, but save your indignation and focus on more critical issues.
How can I be of the same species as the person who saws off a man's head with a 6-inch knife?
The Jewish prayer may have stopped a would-be suicide bomber who was Jewish.
Points of clarity uncovered by the war.
With outrageous levels of insanity overtaking the world, we need him now more than ever.
Including you don’t need to be Jewish to get to Heaven.
As we condemn Mohammed Abu Khdeir's murder, let's not lose sight of the big picture.
Without this quality, it's likely you would. With it, we can remain united.
Let us hope that 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir was not killed by a Jew.
Five apologies that Jews would rather hear than Gary Oldman’s.
Take a moment to appreciate this most precious gift.
How many donors does Aish.com have?
My kids could tell you more but these are the primary issues I confront on a daily basis.
Should the ADL global study on anti-Semitism be cause for alarm?
Readers want to know: Why did Aish.com post Tal Fortgang’s article, “Checking My Privilege”?
Is Donald Sterling’s racism worse because he’s a Jew?
Imagine taking Ahmadinejad to the Third Temple that just descended on Jerusalem.
Responding to the horrific murder of Leiby Kletzky.
Exploring Judaism can mean un-learning mistaken ideas, as much as it means learning new ones.
Becoming parents of a baby with Down's syndrome has forced us to reconsider our views on parenting and what it means to lead a meaningful life.
Our task is to go out and build our world. And then comes Day Seven.
In Judaism, you can't be holy without the physical.
From one parent of a child with Down syndrome to another.
If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative.
Who is the master of your universe? A Rosh Hashanah meditation.
Uri Lupolianski, mayor of Jerusalem, has an even bigger claim to fame. An Aish.com exclusive.
Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.
Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.