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Ed Koch’s Tombstone

Ed Koch’s Tombstone

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

Ed Koch & Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Ed Koch & Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

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“I’m a Holocaust survivor too.”

Aish.com's Fiscal Cliff

Aish.com's Fiscal Cliff

An open letter to Aish.com readers.

Love, Inside Out

Love, Inside Out

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Should Jews come first?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Jews and War

Jews and War

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The Maccabees realized that there is a time to fight.

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.

Bubba, the Anti-Semite

Bubba, the Anti-Semite

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

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.

Stamped for Life

Stamped for Life

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

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.

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?

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: 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.

A Portrait of Greatness

A Portrait of Greatness

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Who was Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv?

Olympic Silence

Olympic Silence

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Message from Toulouse

Message from Toulouse

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

Alice Walker & Israel

Alice Walker & Israel

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The Pulitzer Prize winner’s fanatical worldview has morphed into Jew-hatred.

Seven Principles of Jewish Leadership

Seven Principles of Jewish Leadership

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We are free. We are responsible. And together we can change the world.

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

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Will Recant, son of Holocaust survivors, is one of the world’s top experts in emergency relief and disaster assistance programs.

Queen Elizabeth & Israel

Queen Elizabeth & Israel

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In 60 years, why has she never visited Israel?

Trapped in Bolivian Prison

Trapped in Bolivian Prison

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Jacob Ostreicher suffers the fallout of a broken justice system. You can help.

Reaching Israelis in America

Reaching Israelis in America

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Adam Milstein is using Hebrew to stem the tide of assimilation amongst Israelis living in America.

Lost & Found in LA

Lost & Found in LA

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Embodying Jewish values is the best PR for Torah and the Jewish people.

No Matter What, I Love You

No Matter What, I Love You

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Parents – and God – love their children unconditionally, no matter what they do.

Torah at Sea

Torah at Sea

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How Judaism informed my work as a deployed Navy Chaplain.