The Red ‘J’ of October

As a boy in Germany, seeing that Judenstempel on his passport made him realize that for the Nazis he was nothing but a Jewish object.

Hava Nagilah: The Story behind the Quintessential Jewish Song

The story of Hava Nagila spans much of modern Jewish history.

Let’s Make a Deal

Monty Hall’s best deal changed his life.

Make the Call: An Inspiring Yom Kippur Video

When Nancy Baida and Harry Ashkanazi had an argument, they never expected it to end the way it did. A powerful story about courage, humility and forgiveness.

Two White Robes: Yom Kippur and the Stormfront Summit

Their robe symbolizes a fixation with skin color, ours symbolizes the purity of the soul.

Rosh Hashanah Cards from the Holocaust

A glimpse into some of the ways Jews before, during and immediately after the Holocaust marked the New Year.

The U.S. Military and Rosh Hashanah

On Rosh Hashanah, Jewish soldiers on duty around the world will gather in prayer with the full support of the US military.

The Next Generation and the Meaning of Kol Nidrei

The powerful reason why Yom Kippur starts with such seemingly uninspiring words

Melanie Phillips on Britain’s Alarming Anti-Semitism Problem

While the number of anti-Semites is small, the amount of anti-Semitism diffused throughout British society is high.

Targeting Jew Haters on Facebook

ProPublica uncovers anti-Semitic advertising categories on Facebook.

Blown Away by Love: Atlanta Hosts Over 1000 Jewish Evacuees

A storm of giving and compassion is unleashed, creating unity and camaraderie in its wake.

The Bacon in the Omelet Lawsuit

Did she really think she was going to eat a kosher omelet at Denny’s?

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

The surprising and extensive connections the Founding Father had with the Jews.

Help Me Bring My Son’s Body Home

My son Hadar Goldin is the victim of a cease-fire, not a war, and it is time to bring him home.

Living in Denial in Greece

We met a history teacher in Greece who denied the Holocaust and equated the murder of 300 Jews on a ship headed for Auschwitz to death by natural disaster.

Jews, the Civil War and the Incident of Sharing Matzah at a Passover Seder

In 1865, one southern woman overlooked the deep divisions of war and saw her fellow Jew, not an opponent.

Marrying a Convert

He was getting pressure to break off the relationship. Here’s what I told him.

Attacks in Spain: “Europe is Lost; Jews Should Consider Moving to Israel”

Barcelona’s Chief Rabbi warns his fellow Jews to get out while they can. Not everyone agrees.

What is the Significance of the Kippah?

Uncovering the deeper meaning of this Jewish symbol.

The Meaning of Some Common Sephardic Last Names

Some of the most famous names of the Sephardic community can be traced back to medieval times.

Censored: “Chosen and Excluded – The Hate for Jews in Europe”

Why the German-French TV station doesn’t want you to see this film.

What American Jews Can Learn from the Muslim Community

According to a new Pew study, American Muslims are flourishing.

Prisoners of Hope: Why We Mourn on Tisha B’Av

In direct proportion to our yearning do we experience the joy of re-connection.

Tisha B’Av: Turning Mourning into Action

It is not enough to hope for redemption, we must be the catalyst for it.

The Titanic and the Jews

Some interesting facts about the fate of the Jews who boarded the Titanic.

Swastikas in My City of Bologna

Is Fascism quietly going mainstream again?

Margaret Thatcher and the Jews

A new book explores her deep connection with the Jewish people.

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau’s Revenge

A true story from Buchenwald, witnessed by Rabbi Lau when he was a young boy.

Overcoming Loss through Reconnection

Now is the time to feel a relentless responsibility to create meaning in our lives and reconnect to what really matters.

The Mutation of Anti-Semitism

Why the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe and around the world presents a danger not just for Jews, but for all who care about our common humanity.

Is Paddington Bear Jewish?

Michael Bond, the author, based his beloved character on Jewish children who were refugees in war-torn Europe.

The American Jew who Smuggled Holocaust Survivors to Israel

The true story of the secret operation to ferry thousands of desperate Holocaust survivors to Israel.

Why Leo Frank’s Lynching Matters Today

An innocent Jewish man was hanged by a mob in 1915. Anti-Semites today are justifying his murder.

American Jewry is Disappearing

Patrilineal descent and intermarriage are the problem, not the solution.

Sarah Halimi’s Murder: Masking Jew Hatred in France

French police refusal to call the murder of an Orthodox woman by a Muslim a hate crime is causing an uproar.

The Scandalous Murder of Alexander Rubowitz

In 1947 a Jewish boy, 16, was kidnapped from Jerusalem and never seen again. His alleged abductor, a British WWII hero, apparently got away with murder.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Jewish Great-Grandson

Nicholas Tolkien is an observant Jew whose new play about the Holocaust just opened in New York.

Caretaker of Venice’s Jewish Cemeteries

Long neglected, Aldo Izzo is restoring Venice's centuries-old Jewish cemeteries.

Giving My Children Something More Than I Had Growing Up

Despite having less than I did as a child, I’m giving my kids a greater love and understanding of their Jewish heritage.

The Star of David

The deeper meaning of this iconic Jewish symbol.

From Nigeria, with Admiration and Love

A Nigerian will never forget the actions of one Jewish student at his university.

Bar Mitzvah of an 89-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

Delayed by the Nazis, Harold Katz is the first person to read from the Torah Scroll he has dedicated.

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