Neil Simon and the American Jewish Experience

The prolific, award-winning playwright died at age 91.

Remembering Senator John McCain, Friend of Israel & the Jewish People

Sen. McCain was a staunch supporter of Israel and a relentless voice for civility and decency in public policy.

The Best Way to Fight Negative Jewish Stereotypes

Kiddush Hashem is the mitzvah for our generation.

Team Caleb: Perpetuating Our Friend's Legacy

When their friend was diagnosed with cancer, a group of teens sprang into action and raised significant funds for charity.

After Buchenwald: Sparks from an Ancient Scroll

Rabbi Hershel Schacter, the first rabbi to enter Buchenwald, and the survivor who renounced his faith in God.

Why We Stayed on our Birthright

Instead of responsibly hearing from both sides, they chose to hear a one-sided narrative from the Palestinian perspective.

Shuls of New York City

My journey back to Judaism lead me to helping Holocaust survivors and creating a book of 613 photos of shuls in the five boroughs.

Shulem Lemmer: Jerusalem of Gold

Get a taste of the Belzer Hasidic singer who was discovered by Universal Music.

Swastika on Indiana Synagogue

Indiana is experiencing an uptick in anti-Semitic incidents like the rest of the country.

Institutionalizing Anti-Semitism in UK’s Labour Party

The real task is to start telling the British public that everything they hear about Israel from the media and intelligentsia is a lie.

When My Son’s Car Broke Down Outside Kiryat Joel

If you get upset at a fellow Jew, remember this story.

Intermarriage & Judaism: What to Consider Before Leaving the Fold

Answers appealing to guilt aren’t effective. One needs to know why it’s in his best interest to marry a Jew.

Mahler’s Niece & the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra

A century ago, one of Europe's great musicians tried to erase her Jewish heritage. Instead, she heroically saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

Jewish Morocco Revisited

Morocco’s modern-day monarchy has incredible admiration for its historic Jewish community which dates back to the first century.

Anti-Semitism Pushing France's Jews to Consider Israel Move

A wave of hate crime against Jews is forcing many to wrestle with their identity and consider what had once been unimaginable to them – moving to Israel.

Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots

I was all shook up in Mississippi.

Seven Principles for Maintaining Jewish Dialogue

How to overcome disagreements respectfully to ensure we continue to thrive as a people.

Farewell to Charles Krauthammer

The great political commentator was articulate, brave and dignified, and an outspoken champion of Israel.

Kaddish War

A fitting tribute to a genuine hero.

The Lemmings and the Jews

Why are so many Jews willing to side with our executioners and side with those who openly seek our destruction?

PODCAST: Is Social Media Replacing My Real-Life Community?

Rabbi Berel Wein on how engaging with the real world benefits us all.

Sowing Seeds of Israel-Hatred at Jewish Summer Camp

A subversive grassroots program is training camp counselors to present an anti-Israel agenda to campers.

The Last Surviving Flight Crew Member who Saved Yemenite Jews in 1949

Capt. Elgen Long, a 90-year-old from Oregon, was recently honored as a “hero of Israel and the Jewish people.”

We're Royalty Too

I always dreamed of being a princess. Until I realized I already am.

Oprah Meets a Black Hasidic Family

Oprah sits down with Dinah Abrahamson and her children, Sarah and Yosef, one of few black Hasidic families in Crown Heights.

How Michael Chabon Ambushed My Graduation

As I heard Chabon’s simplified takedown of my country, the room began to spin.

The Secret to Effective Jewish Outreach

My Jewish role models never made me feel I was far from anything. They made me feel whole and utterly special simply for being Jewish.

The Jews of Djerba: 9 Facts about This Ancient Jewish Community

One of the oldest Jewish communities in the world exists in a Muslim-dominated region.

The Jewish Plot to Kill Hitler

How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933.

5 Signs You Need to Take a Fresh Look at Judaism

So many Jews, myself included, stopped their Jewish education when they were kids and never examined the depth of Judaism through adult eyes.

Cookies for Israel: Help Set a World Record

Here’s a sweet way to support Israel: Buy cookies!

Confronting General Eisenhower Over Allies’ Refusal to Bomb Auschwitz

In a direct and sharp rebuke, the Klausenberger Rebbe said the Americans and England shared in the guilt along with Hitler.

Bring Home the Remaining Jews in Ethiopia

Meet some of the last remaining Jews in Ethiopia who are yearning to come home to Israel.

Jews, Hats & Modern Anti-Semitism

The only antidote to anti-Semitism is pro-Semitism.

24 Hours in Shanghai

Exploring the city’s inspiring and little-known Jewish history during a one-day visit.

Cairo Geniza’s Remarkable Story of Wuhshah the Broker

Three medieval documents chronicle the life of a wealthy Jewish woman in Egypt at the turn of the 12th century.

Natalie Portman’s Insult to Israel

And her timing could not have been more inappropriate.

The Dangers of Being a Jew in France Today

Aish.com interviews a number of Jews living in France. Their future is precarious.

An Israeli Arab Defends His Country

Yahya Mahamid’s journey from hate to help.

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.

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.

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.

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