I Am Israeli

Why you should celebrate Israel Independence Day.

Israel and the Secret of 70

The number 70 was singled out for special attention in ways that make this Yom HaAtzmaut particularly meaningful.

Honoring Israel’s Fallen

My act of kindness is the least I can do to say thank you.

15 Reasons to be Proud of Israel

In celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 15 amazing reasons to be proud of the Jewish state.

From Passaic to the Promised Land: 7 Surprises about Living in Israel

There is no other land in the world we would want to call home.

Our Brothers

Inspired by a true story, a non-religious former IDF soldier has an eye-opening conversation with an Orthodox man.

11 Quintessential Jewish Jokes

Some old and some new, and all have an underlying point.

What’s Really Wrong with the Insulting “Jewish Man’s Rebellion” Essay

Don’t minimize the inherent difficulties in inter-faith marriage.

95-Year-Old Survivor Still Cooking Up a Storm

Margit Kirsche and her husband Sandor survived Auschwitz and opened the first kosher food emporium in Chicago.

Israel vs. Hamas: The Case for Moral Clarity

The difference between Hamas and Israel couldn’t be greater, yet you wouldn’t know it when listening to some observers.

The Blood Libel Against Mendel Beilis

An overview of the notorious 1913 ritual murder trial in Kiev, known as the "Beilis Affair".

The Purpose of Passover: The Next Chapter of the Jewish People’s Story

At the Seder you and your family are adding the next link of the chain to our unfinished story.

April 1st and the Jews

For the Jewish people, April Fool’s Day has been marked by some decidedly non-funny events.

The Rothschilds: Separating Fact from Fiction

A glimpse behind the illustrious, philanthropic family.

An Unusual Journey: Eating Kosher on Russian Airline

A small reminder of the miraculous nature of existence of the Jewish people.

Jews and Perfume

Eight little known facts about Jews and perfume, from ancient times to today.

Blaming Jews for Snow

Just in time for the historical season of blood libels.

The Fastest Woman in Israel is an Orthodox Mother of Five

Beatie Deutsch hits the winner's stand in the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon.

Terror and Faith in Har Nof: A Review and Excerpt

After 11 months in a coma, Chaim Rotman succumbed to his wounds sustained in the horrific terror attack that killed 4 other worshippers and a policeman.

Jews and the Irish Potato Famine

During Ireland’s hour of greatest need, Jews donated more aid than anyone in the world.

Saving Lives through Israeli Innovation

Eli Beer of United Hatzalah has transformed emergency medical care.

Dear Hebrew School Teachers, I Want a Refund

Three ways I feel you let me down and how you can do way better.

My Inspiring Uber Ride in LA

A Jewish teen changes the life of a disengaged Uber driver.

Saving Benny and Josh: Turning Tragedy into Purpose

Jennie and Gary Landsman are doing everything they can to help find a cure to their sons’ rare and fatal disease.

Native Americans and the Jews

Whether or not Native Americans are one of the lost tribes of Israel, the strange parallels between them and the Jews are intriguing.

After the Har Nof Massacre, a Family Copes

Author Risa Rotman on mothering their children since the Har Nof Massacre.

Skyrocketing Anti-Semitism in the U.S.

1,986 anti-Semitic crimes were reported, a 57% increase on the previous year.

My Son’s First Shiva Visit

Seeing his teacher mourn for her murdered brother chipped away at my boy’s innocence, but it also carved open a window.

Jewish Comedians and Splitting the Sea

A surprising answer to why so many Jews become comedians.

The Truth About Israel & Apartheid

The comparison of Israel to an apartheid state is not only false, but also insulting to real victims of apartheid in South Africa.

Queen Esther and 6 Other Extraordinary Jewish Women

Jewish history abounds with strong Jewish women who ensured the survival of the Jewish people.

Mordechai, Reincarnation & Jewish Pride

The response to a world filled with anti-Semitism must be pride, not submission.

Sentenced to Death in Iran

A Jewish grandmother is denied asylum in the Netherlands. She is hoping for a Purim miracle.

The Olive Branch on the Temple Mount

Two American Congressmen discover it’s a crime to bend down and pick an olive branch on this sacred spot.

Torah and the Mormon Snowboarder

Why was a small Australian ski town plastered with signs, “Torah is the best”?

Remembering the 5 Jewish Victims of the Florida Shooting

Four Jewish students and a teacher murdered along with 12 other victims.

Checking Out the Jewish Scene in Phuket, Thailand

Hanging with the Chabad rabbi and eating Kosher Pad-Thai.

Darkness and Light in Florida

Seventeen candles in our backyard were extinguished. We owe them our best effort to make our light burn brighter.

Who’s Responsible for the Mess in Gaza?

Experts see no way to alleviate the economic crisis. Except, you know, not spending billions of dollars on trying to murder Jews.

The Hebrew Hammer's Amazing Path to the Winter Olympics

Representing the State of Israel in the Skeleton Sled competition, AJ Edelman puts his Torah-observance above all.

The Cape Town Water Crisis and Hating Israel

Demonstrating the irrationality of hatred, Cape Town rejected Israel’s offer to help forestall their crisis.

Wendy’s Shabbat: Beauty Traced with Sadness

Every week a group of elderly retired Jews hold Shabbat dinners at Wendy’s. It’s beautiful but is this the best we can do for them?

Behind Enemy Lines: Jewish Woman who Spied on Nazis

German soldiers thought she was a blonde bimbo looking for her Nazi fiancé. How did this courageous Jew from an Orthodox family become a spy?

Am I the Enemy?

Mark Halawa grew up as a Muslim in Kuwait. During a conversation with a rabbi he discovered he was a Jew.

Lost Synagogues of New York City

Photographs and history of shuls that have been turned into churches and community centers.

How to Talk About Israel’s African-Migrant Crisis

Switzerland, too, is toughening its stance on Eritreans—and no one is calling it a Gestapo state.

Jews and Poles Don’t Have to Be Enemies

It is inaccurate to say “Polish death camps” but the new law is an attempt to deny any complicity and the long history of Polish anti-Semitism.

Destiny: The Incredible Story of the Jewish People

Ken Spiro’s new book explores why the Jewish people, a tiny nation, plays such a huge role in history.

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