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Rise of the Far Right in Europe

Rise of the Far Right in Europe

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The far right and even neo-Nazi parties gained strength in the recent elections.

Brandeis Rescinds Hirsi Ali’s Honorary Degree

Brandeis Rescinds Hirsi Ali’s Honorary Degree

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An open letter to the Brandeis faculty.

Pope Francis’s Visit to Israel

Pope Francis’s Visit to Israel

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Christians and Jews face a common enemy: radical Islam.

Bring Back Our Girls

Bring Back Our Girls

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What do 276 girls kidnapped in Nigeria have to do with me?

What Was Aish.com Thinking?
Chief Editor's Blog

What Was Aish.com Thinking?

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Readers want to know: Why did Aish.com post Tal Fortgang’s article, “Checking My Privilege”?

Checking My Privilege

Checking My Privilege

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Why I don't apologize for white privilege.

The $20 Gift for a Soldier

The $20 Gift for a Soldier

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How an 8-year-old boy transformed $20 into a priceless gift.

The Donald Sterling Affair

The Donald Sterling Affair

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His words were vulgar and bigoted, but private.

Iran’s Cry for Freedom

Iran’s Cry for Freedom

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A mother and daughter are giving a voice to 77 million Iranians being denied their freedom.

No E-Mails After 6pm

No E-Mails After 6pm

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Five ways to use the momentum of Passover to break free from electronic slavery.

Touchscreen: Poetry Slam

Touchscreen: Poetry Slam

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Is technology making us less human?

Flight 370: Without a Trace

Flight 370: Without a Trace

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The agony of not knowing.

Suing Parents

Suing Parents

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Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.

North Korea’s Concentration Camps

North Korea’s Concentration Camps

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Where is our shame?

WhatsApp and the Joy of Adar

WhatsApp and the Joy of Adar

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From penniless immigrant to billionaire, Jan Koum’s fortune captures the joy of possibility.

Electronic Heroin

Electronic Heroin

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An inside look at a controversial rehabilitation center in China that is “deprogramming” teenagers who are addicted to the Internet.

The Three Greatest Mistakes People Make About Love

The Three Greatest Mistakes People Make About Love

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No one falls out of love.

The Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

The Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

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Addiction is a dreadful disease. As an addict, I know.

Wealth Addiction

Wealth Addiction

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When a $3.6 million bonus isn’t enough.

Jonathan Pollard & America

Jonathan Pollard & America

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Pollard should have been released years ago because discrimination and unfairness are anti-American ideas.

Not All Dreams Are Created Equal

Not All Dreams Are Created Equal

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Martin Luther King had a dream. Did his wife and family support it?

Apple Misunderstands

Apple Misunderstands

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An Apple commercial equates recording life with actually living it.

New York Post’s Shameful Cover

New York Post’s Shameful Cover

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The headline shows a frightening disregard for the value of human life.

Good Riddance Day

Good Riddance Day

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A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.

Aish.com’s Top 10 of 2013

Aish.com’s Top 10 of 2013

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Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

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5774 or 2014? The theological debate behind the artist’s masterpiece.

Selfies: The Word of the Year

Selfies: The Word of the Year

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An apt description of our generation.

Three Days at the Bottom of the Ocean

Three Days at the Bottom of the Ocean

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As Hanukkah fades, keep the light of miracles in your life.

Mandela: The Global Romance

Mandela: The Global Romance

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Nelson Mandela is a celebrity hero of the spirit and moral conviction.

Someone who Matters

Someone who Matters

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Hanukkah and celebrity worship.

Change the Raunchy Playlist

Change the Raunchy Playlist

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Working out in a gym that proudly displays organic soap – and plays misogynistic music.

The $98,000 Rabbi

The $98,000 Rabbi

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A Kiddush Hashem in New Haven reveals the power of living Jewishly.

Giving Up TV

Giving Up TV

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Why our family doesn’t watch television.

The Great Recession

The Great Recession

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Sometimes we need to be reminded why we're given wealth.

13 Things Your Family Can Do This Halloween

13 Things Your Family Can Do This Halloween

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Alternatives to trick-or-treating.

Cruel Children

Cruel Children

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Shaking off our indifference to bullying.

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah Decoration Fiasco

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah Decoration Fiasco

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The company inadvertently reminds us the meaning of the holiday.

The Money or the Box

The Money or the Box

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I thought the answer was obvious until I faced the test.

The Navy Yard Shootings

The Navy Yard Shootings

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We can’t take life for granted.

The Good Gene

The Good Gene

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Attaining at-onement this Yom Kippur.

9/11 in Jerusalem

9/11 in Jerusalem

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Crossing the red lines of the heart.

Why Give?

Why Give?

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Charity is not only how much we give, but how we give.

The Heroism of Antoinette Tuff

The Heroism of Antoinette Tuff

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A lesson in speaking from the heart.

No Children Please

No Children Please

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What are couples who choose not to have children missing out on?

Anthony Weiner Can Change

Anthony Weiner Can Change

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The Jewish month of Elul is the opportune time for change.

Meatloaf for Mourners

Meatloaf for Mourners

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What to do (and not to do) after a death.

Train Crash in Spain

Train Crash in Spain

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Sometimes our reckless behavior causes life to go off the rails.

No Shame

No Shame

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Elliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and the absence of shame.

Malala at the United Nations

Malala at the United Nations

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Books and pens are our most powerful weapons.

Elderly & Chinese Law

Elderly & Chinese Law

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For American parents it’s very often no more than a fantasy, but it’s now the law in China.