Dark Knight Rises

Unfortunately, tragedies happen. But we must rise again and find a way to grow.

The Gift of Rest

A review of Sen. Joe Lieberman's book on rediscovering the beauty of the Sabbath.

John Lennon and the Jews

Falling in love with Judaism.

Von Trier's Cannes Controversy

Does art stand apart from the artist? What if the artist is Hitler?

Managing Justin Bieber

Scooter Braun's Jewish values keep the teen celebrity grounded. An Aish.com exclusive.

God's Inception

The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

Super Bowl Underdog

Why do we cheer for an incredible upset?

MTV's Skins Controversy

Children today are like leatherback turtles lured away from the life-giving ocean by the glare of artificial lights.

Adventures in Pole Vaulting

The winning mindset for athletes – and for life.

Josh Hamilton's Unity Lesson

The Texas Rangers offer lessons for achieving a common goal.

Of Faith and Fiction

Observant novelists go mainstream.


How to hype up your life.

A Perfect Game

Despite the umpire's botched call, Armando Galarraga pitched an exquisite feat in the game of life.

The Hurt Locker

Do we have to risk our lives to feel alive?

Avatar: Bad Guys and Good Guys

Whose side are you on now?

Avatar and the Jews

The connections with Torah and Hebrew words are just too frequent and striking to be accidental.


Surprisingly, James Cameron’s new blockbuster taught me a lot about myself.

Bungle In the Jungle

Delving into Jethro Tull's song on life.

Bernie & The Godfather

Two contemporary morality tales convey the same important message.

This Is It?

Michael Jackson’s farewell movie is a hit, but it also provokes some difficult questions.

Diary of a Wimpy Writer

Do you know what your child is reading?

The Jewish Haiku

A creative writing class unexpectedly unlocks metaphysical mysteries.

A Serious Man

If only the Coen brothers were serious.

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino's new movie made me wonder what Jewish "vengeance" should look like.

Soul Art

Rabbi Yonah Weinrib has devoted his life to interpreting and portraying Torah through art.

1984 + 60

Orwell's warning is more urgent than ever.

A Revolution Named Zahra

In some parts of the world, a woman can be destroyed at a man's whim without consequence.

The Jewish Jordan

Israel's first observant pro-basketball player is on a mission.

Star Trek and God

Sci-fi fun often ignores the tough questions about human existence.

Manny Ramirez, How Could You?

Simple actually. We do it ourselves all the time.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to God

You need to find the right question for the answer to make sense.

Real Sports

There is more than one way to hit the ball out of the park.

Waltz With Bashir: Damaged Goods

Although a magnificent piece of art, this film is damaging to Israel.


How the Bielski Partisans built a village amidst the Nazi death machine.

Outliers: A Jewish Perspective

Malcolm Gladwell and The Ten Thousand Hour Rule.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

This well-meaning book ends up distorting the Holocaust.

Going for Gold

What a difference 1/100th of a second makes!

The Michelangelo Code

Is the Sistine Chapel the site for the greatest subversive act in the history of art?

Churchill and the Jews

One of his finest hours.

Movies Matter

Why Michael Medved, America's "cultural crusader," thinks they do.

When Roger Struck Out

We all write our own legacy. Dare to tell the truth.

A Jew in the NFL

An interview with Alan Veingrad, winner of a Super Bowl ring, and now an observant Jew.

A Flawed "Mighty Heart"

The film's message is antithetical to the real meaning of Daniel Pearl's murder.

Slideshow: The Art of Yoram Raanan

The canvas as a conduit for the light Above.

Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains

The film is as painful to watch as your last root canal, without the benefit of gaining something positive from the experience.

Jews and Power

If Jews are so smart, how come we are so stupid?

Rocky Mountain High

The secret of success -- on the field and off.

Terror in Black September

My story of hijackings, captivity and war.

The Harry Potter Sensation

Why everybody's wild about Harry.

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