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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.

Saving Raphael Elisha

Saving Raphael Elisha

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Sign this petition and help save a 6-year-old Jewish boy.

Pew & Jews Marrying Jews

Pew & Jews Marrying Jews

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According to the recent Pew study, 53% of Jews who recently married another Jew are orthodox.

Thanksgivukkah & American Jews Colossal Blunder

Thanksgivukkah & American Jews Colossal Blunder

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Has Hanukkah in America become a testament to assimilation?

The Knockout Game

The Knockout Game

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A number of Jews have been victims of this frightening new trend.

Reversing Pew

Reversing Pew

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I served shrimp at my wedding and enjoyed Saturdays at the mall. I didn’t know any better. But I do now.

Kidney to Spare?

Kidney to Spare?

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Do we need to experience pain ourselves before we can really understand the pain of others?

Swastikas in New York

Swastikas in New York

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Jewish students face ongoing anti-Semitism and no one is doing anything about it.

Curing Jewish Ignorance

Curing Jewish Ignorance

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Too many Jews are turning their back on something they don’t even know. I was one of them.

Partly Jewish?

Partly Jewish?

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Most children raised in interfaith families lack the tools and knowledge to make informed choices.

An African Revolution

An African Revolution

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The transformational Shabbos Project fires the soul of a community.

Introducing Aish Webinars

Introducing Aish Webinars

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Live, stimulating online seminars by top Aish authors and lecturers, in conjunction with Jewish Workshops.

Paul Reichmann: Millions of Lights

Paul Reichmann: Millions of Lights

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One of the greatest philanthropists of the century passes away.

Are Jews Brainwashed?

Are Jews Brainwashed?

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At the Bronx Youth Poetry Slam, a young Jew defends his beliefs.

The Rabbi & the Delinquent

The Rabbi & the Delinquent

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A true story about the power of love.

An Israeli Soldier to American Jews

An Israeli Soldier to American Jews

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It’s time to wake up.

The Real Jewish Day School Crisis

The Real Jewish Day School Crisis

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The American Jewish day school system has failed in epic proportions.

Why Bother Being Jewish?

Why Bother Being Jewish?

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Most Jews lack basic Jewish literacy. You can’t abandon what you never had in the first place.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Torah’s Commander-in-Chief

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Torah’s Commander-in-Chief

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The Jewish world mourns the loss of one of the greatest Torah leaders of the generation.

The Vanishing American Jew?

The Vanishing American Jew?

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The recent Pew Report on Jewish identity is a wake-up call for all of us.

Staying Jewish at Penn State

Staying Jewish at Penn State

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Did I do enough? Reflections of a mother of a college freshman.

JconnecT

JconnecT

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Hebrew school for the 21st century.

The Year of The Seed

The Year of The Seed

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A college student infiltrates and exposes a messianic cult.

The Often Invisible Non-Jews

The Often Invisible Non-Jews

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Acknowledging the gentiles who keep our synagogues running.

Putin and the Torah

Putin and the Torah

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Rejoicing with the Torah because it is an exceptional book that has made us exceptional.

Attorney for Israel

Attorney for Israel

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Baruch Cohen knows the art of the fight.

Under the Nose of the Inquisition

Under the Nose of the Inquisition

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In 1603, imprisoned for secretly practicing Judaism, Sebastian Rodriguez built a sukkah.

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