Jewish “Fake News”

5 common misconceptions about Jews and Judaism.

My Journey to Observing Shabbat

My five-year struggle to give up technology and learn to connect to my soul.

Do We have Free Will? A Jewish Response

Do we have free will or are we biological robots?

Christ Killer

I’m learning to stand up for myself and assert my Jewish pride, even when it’s incredibly uncomfortable.

Judaism, Masturbation and Me

My struggle to refrain from self-satisfaction.

How to Become a Better Learner

Jim Kwik’s transformative ideas to increase your brain power.

Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

God already knows what’s best for me, so why pray?

Middot Series #11 – Preserving the Peace

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Meeting others more than halfway.

An Inconvenient Mitzvah

Being a kind and caring person isn’t only for the times I feel like it.

The Nazi and the Jew-Doctor

What drove this tortured soul to seek out a Jewish psychologist?

The Blind Judge

State Supreme Court judge, marathon runner and tireless advocate for people with disabilities, Richard Bernstein is incredibly inspiring. Just don’t tell him that.

Judaism and Individuality

With so many rules, doesn’t Judaism force everyone to be the same?

Non-Jews Following the Torah in the Andes

"We were native Peruvians, but everybody called us 'the Jews'."

Learning to Receive

Sometimes it takes more courage to receive than to give.

Why Are You Keeping Kosher and Torturing Your Parents?

“Why are you doing all this?” they asked. Here’s what I wish I had answered.

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

A basic explanation of the what, how and why of this meaningful prayer.

God’s Unusual Introduction to the Jewish People

Why did God introduce Himself as “God of Exodus” and not “God of creation”? Five short answers.

Six Big Political Ideas the Torah Gave the World

One more reason why the Torah is so revolutionary.

Mystery Men and Women in our Lives

How small moments make a huge difference.

How Many Chances Would You Give?

Your friend borrowed and smashed your car. Would you lend it to him again?

My Aish Story

It all began New Year’s eve in a casino in Reno.

Remembering My Father, Rabbi Noach Weinberg

A glimpse of what it was like growing up with my loving, brilliant, trail-blazing father.

God’s Immunity Card

Growing up with chronic pain and deformities, I thought I paid my dues. How wrong I was.

Our Son’s Special Bar Mitzvah

One milestone day encapsulated the highs and lows of raising a child with Down's syndrome.

Joyce Azria: Fashion Icon and Orthodox Jew

The energetic designer’s journey from Chanel to Shabbat.

Hare Krishna & My Search for Truth

Growing up in an abusive environment, I was always yearning for home.

Splitting Your Sea

Life is not about the calm. It’s about the waves.

Don't Compare Yourself to Others

Why comparing yourself to other people will put you on the fast track to an unhappy life.

Matzah: Running Out of Time

This is your chance. Don’t miss it!

Matzah: Symbol of Oppression or Liberty?

Primo Levi’s account of his experiences in Auschwitz gave me the answer.

Don’t Be a Slave to Your Ego

The surprising answer to how the entire Jewish People became enslaved by Pharaoh.

From Downfall to Windfall

An Orthodox Jew, unjustly fired after complaining about a Hitler-themed training video, fights back.

The One Thing We Need to Be Happier

And the three myths that prevent us from attaining it.

The Passover Seder’s Most Important Idea

Passover celebrates the concept of a personal God who cares about us and is the ultimate director of history.

Middot Series #10 – Compassion

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: How to become more of a caring person.

A Simple Twist of Faith

How did a Baptist, country girl like me, raised in the Bible Belt, become an observant Jew?

Shabbat and Vogue Magazine

It seems like everyone is tapping into the transformative power of Shabbat.

Esther Chana’s Fabulous “I-Beat-Cancer” Ice Climb

Faith, optimism and the love of a community join forces to help a woman fight a near-fatal diagnosis.

My Family’s Life-Changing Summer in Israel

My brother, the more observant Jew in our ultra-liberal family, convinced me and my siblings to explore Israel together.

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