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.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Prayer

No matter how financially blessed, we all need to call upon a higher power to help us make our lives a blessing.

Watch President Trump & Jerusalem Day Activities Live at the Western Wall

This week it is all eyes on the Jerusalem and the Western Wall. You can watch them live on Aish.com.

No Money, No Terror

Israeli Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is waging a war against terrorism in courtrooms around the world.

Jewish Mother: Badge of Shame or Pride?

It’s time to drop the negative stereotypes and reclaim the title Jewish mother.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

The famous U.S. poet fought for Jewish rights and helped spark the Zionist movement.

5 Remote Jewish Communities

A majority of Jews live in Israel but millions of Jews remain scattered across the globe. Here are five little-known Jewish communities.

The Hassidic Rebbe who Pioneered Moving to Israel

All Jews can learn an important lesson from Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk.

Confronting Neo-Nazis at University of Oregon

We fought back with singing and demonstrating our Jewish pride.

Jews and France: 11 Interesting Facts

As France heads to the polls, here are some fascinating points about Jews and France through the ages.

The Jew who Financed the American Revolution

Haym Salomon’s financial risk-taking helped establish America.

Alaska Airlines and the Jews of Yemen

Despite enormous danger, 28 Alaska Airlines pilots made some 380 flights and airlifted 48,818 refugees to Israel.

Tufts University’s Anti-Israel Resolution

An open letter to the students of Tufts from one of its Assistant Professors.

Rabbi Beaten in the Ukraine Dies

Rabbi Mendel Deitsch worked tirelessly to rebuild Jewish life in Ukraine.

Auschwitz Violins and the Jewish State

Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home.

These Photos Were Not Approved by the Nazis

Five photos from Henryk Ross Lodz Ghetto Collection.

9 Facts about Jews and Egypt

Jews’ turbulent relationship with Egypt over thousands of years.

Passover: I’m in Love with the Taste of You

An epic Passover mashup celebrating freedom throughout history.

Why Are Jews a Small Nation?

Given its tiny numbers, according to the normal laws of history, the Jewish people should have disappeared through persecution or assimilation.

Jewish Self Hatred

Why are some Jews the worst enemies of the Jewish people?

Bagels: A Surprising Jewish History

The history of bagels gives a window to Jewish history and fortunes over the past 800 years.

10 Pearls of Jewish Wisdom

The more time goes by, the more impressed I am by their astuteness and scope.

In Memory of Adam Krief

During his arduous battle, he united the Jewish people through his life, and sadly through his death.

Iran’s Distortion of Jewish History

Iran’s Foreign Minister reminds Jews why it’s important to know Jewish history.

Am Yisrael Chai: A Stunning Music Video

The story of Jewish perseverance like you’ve never seen it before.

Unmasking Our Jewish Identity

Purim’s message for confronting today’s anti-Semitism.

Hidden Figures: Jewish Refugees Fighting for Civil Rights

Many Jewish academics who fled Nazi Europe mentored African American students in the United States.

The United States of Hate

How to respond to the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.

Why I Left Germany

Once I opened my eyes, the alarming signs of rising anti-Semitism were everywhere.

Jews and Syria: 11 Fascinating Facts

Syria's once vibrant Jewish community goes back thousands of years.

Agnes Keleti: Israel’s Trailblazing Olympic Champion

The Holocaust survivor, one of the greatest gymnasts in history is being honored with the Israel Prize.

Steven Spielberg's Mother Shone Her Own Light

Leah Adler passes away at age 97.

The Rabbi and the Israeli Taxi Driver

What is the secret of Jewish unity?

Receive Weekly Israel Update Emails

Sign up to our Israel Update Jewsletter.

Our privacy policy