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Cardinal O’Connor Was a Jew

Cardinal O’Connor Was a Jew

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Does it really matter?

Kidnapped Teens’ Families

Kidnapped Teens’ Families

by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org

Families of abducted Israeli teens refuse to succumb to despair.

Velvele's Shoe

Velvele's Shoe

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From the Death March to Israel, a piece of leather connects generations.

10 Things to Love about Being Jewish

10 Things to Love about Being Jewish

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Take a moment to appreciate this most precious gift.

The Oldest Man in America

The Oldest Man in America

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My unforgettable visit with Alexander Imich who recently passed away at 111 years old.

Rabbi Berel Wein: Influences & Reflections

Rabbi Berel Wein: Influences & Reflections

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The notable historian describes some of the pivotal figures who shaped his outlook as a community rabbi.

The 10 Commandments Today

The 10 Commandments Today

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Why we need them now more than ever.

Sinai’s Big Bang

Sinai’s Big Bang

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An unparalleled boom of spiritual light and energy.

Are you part of the 1% or the 99%?

Are you part of the 1% or the 99%?

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How many donors does Aish.com have?

The Brussels Jewish Museum Attack

The Brussels Jewish Museum Attack

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5 ways to respond.

A Rare Pope Indeed

A Rare Pope Indeed

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Only three popes out of 266 have been brave enough to make significant changes in the Church’s relationship with the Jews.

A Billion People Hate Me

A Billion People Hate Me

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Should the ADL global study on anti-Semitism be cause for alarm?

UCLA Thought Police

UCLA Thought Police

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We need to stand up against attempts to bully and intimidate pro-Israel students on campus.

Revamping the Bar Mitzvah Experience

Revamping the Bar Mitzvah Experience

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My bar mitzvah was a celebration of ignorance. It’s time to stop the charade.

Protecting Jews in Ukraine

Protecting Jews in Ukraine

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Odessa's Jewish community leader speaks out on threats of violence. An Aish.com exclusive.

When Jews Do Bad

When Jews Do Bad

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Is Donald Sterling’s racism worse because he’s a Jew?

Growing Intimidation on Campus

Growing Intimidation on Campus

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Jewish students tell university administrators: stop hiding.

Anti-Semitism Adapts and Thrives

Anti-Semitism Adapts and Thrives

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The oldest hatred has assumed a new form for a new age: hostility to Zionism and Israel.

Anti-Semitism in America

Anti-Semitism in America

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The Kansas City JCC murders remind us that virulent anti-Semitism does exists in the United States.

Jewish Identity: Are You In or Out?

Jewish Identity: Are You In or Out?

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Passover and the redemptive value of Jewish identity.

Jews Leaving France

Jews Leaving France

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French anti-Semitism and French aliyah skyrocket on parallel tracks.

Mom to 150

Mom to 150

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Meet Rose Marchik, a Jewish foster mother who has cared for over 150 children.

Masbia: Reinventing the Soup Kitchen

Masbia: Reinventing the Soup Kitchen

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A restaurant without a cash register.

Make Zack a Local Hero

Make Zack a Local Hero

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You can help an amazing young, disabled man win a wheelchair van.

The Jews of Venezuela

The Jews of Venezuela

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Surrounded by chaos and danger, over half of the Jewish community has left. Meet one Jew who is staying.

Releasing Pollard

Releasing Pollard

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Justice demands that Pollard be released without regard to what Israel decides to do on the release of Arab prisoners.

Arafat Honored with Jewish Funding

Arafat Honored with Jewish Funding

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Harvard Hillel and the Jewish Philanthropies pay for a student pilgrimage to the arch-terrorist’s burial shrine.

The Orthodox Community I Know

The Orthodox Community I Know

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What do you envision when you think of the Orthodox Jewish community? Here’s an accurate portrayal based on real life experience.

Shema Hashem: Remembering the Toulouse Tragedy

Shema Hashem: Remembering the Toulouse Tragedy

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March 19, 2014, marks the second Yahrzeit of the shooting in Toulouse, France that killed Rabbi Sandler, two of his children, and a little girl.

Zhidovka: A Jew in Ukraine

Zhidovka: A Jew in Ukraine

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As a child, that dreadful word Zhid echoed through my hometown. Don’t think the anti-Semitism is no longer there.

One Tragedy Averted

One Tragedy Averted

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A chilling Malaysia Air Flight 370 story.

12 Years a Slave & Esther

12 Years a Slave & Esther

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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.

The Man at the Wall

The Man at the Wall

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Rabbi Meir Schuster introduced me to the beauty of Shabbat in Jerusalem. I never got the chance to thank him.

Iranian TV and Me

Iranian TV and Me

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Iran’s graphic portrayal of the destruction of Israel.

Crisis of Affording a Jewish Day School

Crisis of Affording a Jewish Day School

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The real crisis is that as a community we don’t value Torah education as an end unto itself.

Yair Netanyahu & His Non-Jewish Girlfriend

Yair Netanyahu & His Non-Jewish Girlfriend

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Why would anyone care if he’s dating a Gentile?

Mincha at the Super Bowl

Mincha at the Super Bowl

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The most unlikely minyan of all.

5 Inspiring, Jewish Responses to Tragedy

5 Inspiring, Jewish Responses to Tragedy

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These real people exemplify five Jewish responses to dealing with adversity.

A Grateful Jeff Jacoby

A Grateful Jeff Jacoby

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We are blessed by an amazing community.

Combatting Academic Bigotry against Israel

Combatting Academic Bigotry against Israel

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The best response to anti-Semitism is to deepen your pride in being Jewish.

5 Things I Learned from Rabbi Noah Weinberg

5 Things I Learned from Rabbi Noah Weinberg

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Insights into fixing oneself and fixing the world.

Jeff Jacoby’s Son Found

Jeff Jacoby’s Son Found

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16 year old boy had been missing from Brookline home since Monday amid record cold weather, fliers handed out with picture.

Chicken Soup with Chopsticks

Chicken Soup with Chopsticks

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Belinda and I struggled with the idea: Does God care if we intermarry?

A Prince Among Men

A Prince Among Men

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Discovering the secret source of my grandfather’s greatness.

Mandela and My Walk to Freedom

Mandela and My Walk to Freedom

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Amidst the crumbling of apartheid and playing rugby, I discovered the depth of Judaism.

Is Christmas Good For the Jews?

Is Christmas Good For the Jews?

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The greatest challenge to our faith is not another faith, but faithlessness.

The Vatican and the Temple Vessels

The Vatican and the Temple Vessels

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Is there any substance to the claim that the Church has in its possession vessels from the holy Temple?

Lauren’s Light

Lauren’s Light

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Honoring a vivacious life tragically cut short.

Not Your Typical Kosher Restaurant

Not Your Typical Kosher Restaurant

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Jeff Aeder, the owner of Chicago’s hottest kosher restaurant, donates all the profits to charity.

Mandela’s Complex Jewish Ties

Mandela’s Complex Jewish Ties

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South African leader's long relationship with community veered between supportive and hostile.

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