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Adopting Ilana

Adopting Ilana

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Plucked from a bleak Russian orphanage, one Jewish family welcomes their new daughter home.

France: Reality Strikes

France: Reality Strikes

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This summer I was attacked on a Paris subway car -- verbally, religiously and, yes, physically.

Tisha B'Av: Waking Up to a World without God's Presence

Tisha B'Av: Waking Up to a World without God's Presence

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How to bring God's palpable presence back into our world.

Poland's Fascination with Jews

Poland's Fascination with Jews

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In a country with no more than a wisp of Jewish life, where does such an appetite for things Jewish come from?

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

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How I learned to stop worrying and love sending my children to Jewish Day School.

The Berlin Memorial

The Berlin Memorial

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Perhaps one can say that the Germans have their 2,711, and we have ours.

Are Jews Smarter?

Are Jews Smarter?

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Don't let a recent study about enhanced intellectual ability among Jews go to your head.

The Inner Exile

The Inner Exile

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Everywhere else in the world being Jewish makes you different. In Israel, being Jewish is normal. And that, somehow, is the strangest thing of all.

UK Anti- Semitism

UK Anti- Semitism

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The openly expressed loathing for Israel and Jews among a large swath of Britain's elites is cause for concern.

Goodbye, Seri

Goodbye, Seri

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People ask me how a life that ends at the age of six can possibly have meaning. Now I have an answer.

Teaching the Holocaust to Our Children

Teaching the Holocaust to Our Children

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In order to understand who we are, our children need an authentic exploration of our past, including the Holocaust.

Denying the Holocaust

Denying the Holocaust

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As a child, I was obsessed with the Holocaust and swore I would tell the story. Then I became a mother and everything changed.

The Greatest Confession in 2,000 Years

The Greatest Confession in 2,000 Years

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The pope's legacy to the Jews.

Orphan No More

Orphan No More

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A young bride receives the gift of love and concern.

EMT No-Gossip Zone

EMT No-Gossip Zone

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A gleam of light finds its way into a forlorn area.

Along the Talmudic Trail

Along the Talmudic Trail

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How learning Talmud every day, rain or shine, indelibly altered my view of reality.

Finding My Place on the Jewish Bookshelf

Finding My Place on the Jewish Bookshelf

by Debbie Berman

The beauty of Jewish learning is that one needs is an inquisitive mind and a desire to find what being Jewish is all about.

Just Doing

Just Doing

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When tragedy hits our lives, do we stop living?

A Very Special Passenger

A Very Special Passenger

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Something extraordinary happened on my recent flight to Israel.

Zaidy Says Hello

Zaidy Says Hello

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Advice to my newborn grandson on his first day on Earth.

Fragments

Fragments

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If this Tsunami was a shofar, then there is at least one word that seems to be calling out to us from its stormy voice: Humanity.

The Shechita Controversy

The Shechita Controversy

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The "PETA Principle," the moral equating of animals and humans, is an affront to the very essence of Jewish belief.

My Meeting with the King

My Meeting with the King

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Meeting the King of Morocco opened up new vistas in my understanding of God.

The Nazi Who Returned to Harvard

The Nazi Who Returned to Harvard

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New research shows that Harvard, like other elite institutions, was largely unmoved by the early horrors of the Hitler regime.

Reunion: A Holocaust Memoir

Reunion: A Holocaust Memoir

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Suddenly I froze. Before me stood Ana, our Jewish Kapo, an image that I had tried with all my might to erase from my memory.

The Bedouin Activist

The Bedouin Activist

by Ismail Khald

A proud Israeli Bedouin questions American-Jewish apathy.

An Arab Speaks Out

An Arab Speaks Out

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A survivor of Palestinian tyranny defends Israel.

A Cantonist's Prayer on Yom Kippur

A Cantonist's Prayer on Yom Kippur

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On that Yom Kippur the community wept, as they confronted the plight of Jewish children forced to serve in the Russian army.

Something to Live -- and Die - For

Something to Live -- and Die - For

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Reclaiming the source of inspiration for our Israeli soldiers and ourselves.

Becoming a Student Advocate for Israel

Becoming a Student Advocate for Israel

by Jeremy Gillick

With some basic knowledge of the dimensions of the Middle East conflict, any student can speak out on campus.

A Prayer Is Answered

A Prayer Is Answered

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A special wedding in Jerusalem, arranged with heavenly assistance.

Unified Jews Theory

Unified Jews Theory

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Why is there a lack of Jewish unity?

Anti-Semitism and the UN

Anti-Semitism and the UN

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Has the UN arrived at a turning point? Or was Monday's conference merely a fig leaf -- a PR response to some bad press?

U.N.'s One Small Step

U.N.'s One Small Step

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Is the U.N. finally ready to get serious about anti-Semitism?

A Fire that Destroys; a Fire that Builds

A Fire that Destroys; a Fire that Builds

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An arson attack on Aish UK should spur us to stand up for Jewish education.

Desperately Seeking a Jewish Connection

Desperately Seeking a Jewish Connection

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I never understood exactly how a person could love all of his fellow Jews until I started wearing my kippah all the time.

To Be a Jew

To Be a Jew

by Jay D. Homnick

What the murderers of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl knew.

Wake Up And Smell the Anti-Semitism

Wake Up And Smell the Anti-Semitism

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Virulent anti-Semitic campaigns are underway -- not only in the Middle East, but in Europe and America, too.

Buy Israel

Buy Israel

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Here's one very concrete way you can help: It's time for Jews around the world to "Buy Israel."

Who Wants To Be An Anti-Semite?

Who Wants To Be An Anti-Semite?

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The latest in reality TV.

Except When You're Targeting Jews

Except When You're Targeting Jews

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There's only one exception when it comes to world politics.

Ruling the World

Ruling the World

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It's high time to fess up and tell the world the truth: We Jews do run the world!

The Revolutionary Revelation

The Revolutionary Revelation

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What would a world without Torah look like?

The Murder of Nick Berg

The Murder of Nick Berg

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Trying to make sense of the savagery.

The Jewish Art of Reflectology

The Jewish Art of Reflectology

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How to preserve your sanity and reach the ultimate purpose of life.

Faith in the Depths of Hell

Faith in the Depths of Hell

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Some Jews fought the Nazis with guns and sabotage; others fought by persisting in Jewish life.

One Proud Jewish Soldier

One Proud Jewish Soldier

by Aish.com Staff

An ambush in Iraq leaves his leg shattered. What he learned about God, life and the army.

Why Jews Don't Believe In Jesus

Why Jews Don't Believe In Jesus

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For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah. Why?

The Real Threat to Europe's Jews

The Real Threat to Europe's Jews

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European Jewry is slowly but surely disappearing before our eyes, melting away through a combination of ignorance, assimilation and intermarriage.

Anti-Semitism in 3D

Anti-Semitism in 3D

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Differentiating legitimate criticism of Israel from the so-called new anti-Semitism.

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