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Names 'R' Us

Names 'R' Us

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My journey from "plain" Susan to "exotic" Batsheva.

Ed Koch & Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Ed Koch & Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

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“I’m a Holocaust survivor too.”

Ed Koch’s Tombstone

Ed Koch’s Tombstone

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My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.

My Non-Jewish Boyfriend

My Non-Jewish Boyfriend

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If I was never going to intermarry, why was I seriously dating a non-Jewish, bona fide heartthrob?

Love, Inside Out

Love, Inside Out

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Should Jews come first?

My response to Anti-Semitism

My response to Anti-Semitism

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The cause of anti-Semitism is also the solution.

Aish.com's Fiscal Cliff

Aish.com's Fiscal Cliff

An open letter to Aish.com readers.

Endangered: Jewish Genius

Endangered: Jewish Genius

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Why has there been a dramatic, recent decline in the academic performance of American Jews?

To Baby or Not To Baby

To Baby or Not To Baby

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One woman's struggle with the fateful decision whether to have children.

Thursdays with Chaim

Thursdays with Chaim

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Which is harder: Saying goodbye or saying hello?

Wagner and Hitler

Wagner and Hitler

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Richard Wagner’s contribution to consolidating Nazi ideology was not marginal.

The Voice of History

The Voice of History

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Rabbi Berel Wein's compelling views on Jewish destiny.

Window on the Rabbi’s Door

Window on the Rabbi’s Door

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Judaism's timely guidelines on preventing illicit sexual relationships.

The Shabbos Goy

The Shabbos Goy

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"Get the Spanish boy, and hurry." That was me.

The Last Kaddish

The Last Kaddish

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Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness – and brought me closer to her.

Jews and War

Jews and War

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The Maccabees realized that there is a time to fight.

The Enigma of Being Jewish

The Enigma of Being Jewish

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Are we a religion or a race? Or something entirely different?

Hanukkah’s 4-Point Battle Plan

Hanukkah’s 4-Point Battle Plan

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The Maccabees’ eternal lessons for preserving Jewish continuity and pride.

Bubba, the Anti-Semite

Bubba, the Anti-Semite

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He’s right about one thing: there is a Jewish plot.

Registering All Jews in Hungary

Registering All Jews in Hungary

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Call for a “Jewish list” raises the specter of renewed anti-Semitism.

Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Jews and the ethics of war.

Sandy's Message of Hope

Sandy's Message of Hope

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Extraordinary Jewish sensitivity to victims of the storm, and how you can help.

Liberal Politics and Jewish Idealism

Liberal Politics and Jewish Idealism

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How Jewish voting trends reflect the innate Jewish drive.

An American Jew?

An American Jew?

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Where does my ultimate loyalty lie?

Against All Odds: George Kalmar’s Legacy

Against All Odds: George Kalmar’s Legacy

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George Kalmar’s life is the story of a true Jewish hero.

Election 2012: Does the Jewish Vote Matter?

Election 2012: Does the Jewish Vote Matter?

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A non-partisan look at voting trends in the American Jewish community.

A Sukkah Invades Afghanistan

A Sukkah Invades Afghanistan

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Could a Navy rabbi bring joy to a war zone?

An Unexpected Gift

An Unexpected Gift

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I was a royal pain to most teachers. But one rabbi actually cared about what I thought.

A Motley Minyan

A Motley Minyan

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They’re frustrating and sometimes broken, but the men in my shul make services divine.

A Jewish Indian War Hero

A Jewish Indian War Hero

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Jack Jacob, born into Calcutta’s Baghdadi community, bluffed the Pakistanis into surrendering 93,000 troops in 1971.

Struggle for the Scrolls

Struggle for the Scrolls

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Iraq is hiding 365 Torah scrolls. Can they be rescued from further damage before it’s too late?

Zev Wolfson: One of a Kind

Zev Wolfson: One of a Kind

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One of the greatest Jewish philanthropists made sure to stay under the radar. What was behind his relentless drive?

Zev Wolfson: A Modest Visionary

Zev Wolfson: A Modest Visionary

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Without fanfare, Mr. Wolfson took responsibility for the physical and spiritual survival of the Jewish People.

My Victory over the Nazis

My Victory over the Nazis

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Destroying my father’s Talmud, they understood the secret of Jewish survival.

The Olympics & Completing the Talmud

The Olympics & Completing the Talmud

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The stark contrast of the two events sheds light on what it means to be a Jew.

The Talmud & Me

The Talmud & Me

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I recently became a link in the chain of transmission that stretches back thousands of years.

Are Holocaust Survivors Heroes?

Are Holocaust Survivors Heroes?

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Casting Holocaust survivors as nervy, pushy villains is a moral perversion.

Unbroken Spirit

Unbroken Spirit

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Yosef Mendelevich’s heroic story of faith, courage and survival.

Olympic Silence

Olympic Silence

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Forty years after 11 athletes were murdered in Munich, Israel still mourns alone.

A Portrait of Greatness

A Portrait of Greatness

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Who was Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv?

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv: Man of Truth & Tranquility

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv: Man of Truth & Tranquility

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A glimpse of his greatness.

What Happened to the Jews of Arabia?

What Happened to the Jews of Arabia?

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A story that should make every Jew shudder.

The Homeless Jew

The Homeless Jew

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For a child of divorce, feeling tears on Tisha B’Av is easy. It’s finding hope that’s the real challenge.

When God Moved Out

When God Moved Out

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Tisha B'Av and the truth of consequences.

Formula for Jewish Survival

Formula for Jewish Survival

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Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai’s strange request reveals the essence of the Jewish people.

Healing a Wounded Covenant

Healing a Wounded Covenant

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Children of Holocaust survivors reclaim their heritage.

A Modern Day Medical Miracle?

A Modern Day Medical Miracle?

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Rabbi Rafoel Shmuelevitz, the rosh yeshiva of Mir who suffers from ALS, remarkably improves, signaling a medical breakthrough.

Alzheimer's Rosh Hashanah Lesson

Alzheimer's Rosh Hashanah Lesson

by Shmuel Zev Hakohen

The most important lesson I learned from Sholom still sends me shivers, nearly three decades since his passing.

Stamped for Life

Stamped for Life

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Defying the Samurai code of honor, Chiune Sugihara risked everything to save Jewish lives.

Message from Toulouse

Message from Toulouse

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Eva Sandler transcends victimhood to become a modern-day heroine.

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