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From Skinhead to Jew

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

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My Husband Dated Me When I Wasn’t Jewish

My Husband Dated Me When I Wasn’t Jewish

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But he refused to marry me and I called him out on it.

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

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Before he became famous, the observant pop star gave up his career in order to stick to his Jewish beliefs.

From Rose Bowl to Rashi: My Unique Journey to Judaism

From Rose Bowl to Rashi: My Unique Journey to Judaism

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The legendary all-star Rose Bowl running back makes his most sensational touchdown run as an Orthodox Jew.

A Soldier’s Gift: An Amazing True Story
A Soldier’s Gift: An Amazing True Story

A Soldier’s Gift: An Amazing True Story

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One act of kindness has unintended life-altering consequences.

A Holocaust Love Story

A Holocaust Love Story

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A powerful true story of Jewish heroism.

Before the Decimation: Researching My Family’s Past

Before the Decimation: Researching My Family’s Past

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In anticipation of my trip to Israel and visiting Yad Vashem, I’m digging into my family’s history.

Shabbat as Social Action

Shabbat as Social Action

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As I learned more Torah, I started to understand that Judaism’s goal is to radically and completely change the world.

Will Smith & Jumping to Freedom
Will Smith & Jumping to Freedom

Will Smith & Jumping to Freedom

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Passover and the exhilaration of letting go.

From Hedge Funds to Jewish Education: A Wall Street Tourist Finds Home

From Hedge Funds to Jewish Education: A Wall Street Tourist Finds Home

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Listening to my still, small voice has taken me on an improbable, yet inevitable journey.

Joy in Crisis: My Baby Granddaughter's Cancer

Joy in Crisis: My Baby Granddaughter's Cancer

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The certainty of God’s power stands in stark contrast to the instability and vulnerability that fill the chapters of our life.

Eric Most’s Quiet Greatness

Eric Most’s Quiet Greatness

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A tribute to one of Aish HaTorah’s most inspirational members who passed away last week.

The Ultimate Marathoner

The Ultimate Marathoner

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Rafael Shachar Weissberg ran a marathon every day without moving a foot.

My Husband’s Paralyzed Face

My Husband’s Paralyzed Face

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My husband looked awful and I was horrified. He just carried on with no embarrassment, life as usual.

Absent Fathers

Absent Fathers

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My father's disloyalty undermined my relationship with God.

My Father, The Alchemist

My Father, The Alchemist

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How did my father transform himself into gold?

Preparing My Friend’s Mother for Burial

Preparing My Friend’s Mother for Burial

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I wasn’t prepared for the life-changing experience.

Entrepreneur's Childhood Shaped his $19 Billion Startup
Entrepreneur's Childhood Shaped his $19 Billion Startup

Entrepreneur's Childhood Shaped his $19 Billion Startup

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How an impoverished and orphaned immigrant launched one of the most successful apps in the world.

Why This Jewish Billionaire Keeps Shabbat

Why This Jewish Billionaire Keeps Shabbat

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At first it seemed like a burden but it gives me time with my wife and children and friends.

Friday the Rabbi Got Hijacked

Friday the Rabbi Got Hijacked

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My 18-hour ordeal on a Delta flight hijacked to Cuba in 1980.

Rising from My Wheelchair: Judaism and the Mystery of Healing

Rising from My Wheelchair: Judaism and the Mystery of Healing

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There’s something intangible to medicine that, like prayer, is still very real and incredibly powerful.

Rising Above the Vicissitudes

Rising Above the Vicissitudes

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The inspiring life, and death, of Rabbi Avraham Meir Levy.

Searching for God in the Garbage

Searching for God in the Garbage

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An interview with Bracha Goetz about her memoir of a Harvard-educated woman fighting anorexia.

Bombshell: You Have MS

Bombshell: You Have MS

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My life has drastically changed. But I’ve gone from depressed to optimistic, paralyzed to athletic, and most importantly, hopeless to hopeful.

My Seventh Baby: My Marriage

My Seventh Baby: My Marriage

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All I wanted was another baby. My husband wanted us to go to marriage counselling instead.

There’s No Good Way to Kosher an Alaskan King Crab

There’s No Good Way to Kosher an Alaskan King Crab

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Don’t ask me how, but this treif-eating Jew has two children who attend Yeshiva University.

The Fading Light of a Time of Heroes

The Fading Light of a Time of Heroes

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Dad, didn’t you help liberate a camp?

The Anti-Missionary

The Anti-Missionary

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Sometimes it takes one to know one.

My Parents vs. My Own Life

My Parents vs. My Own Life

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When does, “I have to live my own life” become selfishness?

Finding Uzi

Finding Uzi

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35 years ago they changed each other’s lives and drifted apart. Then Facebook brought them together again.

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

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A mother who buried her Jewish identity, and her son’s astonishing quest to reclaim it.

How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death
How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death

How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death

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How do you come back from the shock and pain of knowing your love has died and will never return? Ari, a single father of three, shares his moving story.

So What's Wrong With a Christmas Tree?

So What's Wrong With a Christmas Tree?

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Growing up with a Christmas tree made me wish that I wasn't Jewish.

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

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The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Seeing More with One Eye

Seeing More with One Eye

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Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite
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At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

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The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

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With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the parent company demanded that they work on this one Shabbat.

The Jewish Prince of Persia

The Jewish Prince of Persia

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The Shah of Iran's descendant tells his story from Jerusalem.

The Siege of Leningrad: The Harrowing Story of One Girl's Survival

The Siege of Leningrad: The Harrowing Story of One Girl's Survival

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And her closely-guarded Jewish secret.

The Emergency Call & the Anti-Semite

The Emergency Call & the Anti-Semite

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What does it take for a person to rethink his prejudices?

For Nerds Only: My Search for the Coveted SNES Classic

For Nerds Only: My Search for the Coveted SNES Classic

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A 33-year-old boy finally grows up.

My Bar Mitzvah in Abu Dhabi

My Bar Mitzvah in Abu Dhabi

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My Bar Mitzvah was a commitment to accept life’s true messiness and to take responsibility for my own.

A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On

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At 13, Yitzy Haber decided to have his cancerous leg amputated. He's never looked back.

Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah
Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah

Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah

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The actress and passionate Jew reveals what this ancient mitzvah means to her in this personal, beautiful video.

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

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Why some Jews suspect they've returned.

My Return to the Mikvah

My Return to the Mikvah

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I was desperate to get my marriage back on track and reclaim the intimacy we once felt with each other.

Close Call: Sometimes Milliseconds Matter

Close Call: Sometimes Milliseconds Matter

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Even the seemingly inconvenient occurrences are part of a larger plan.

When My Son Clinically Died

When My Son Clinically Died

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He had fallen into a pond and was found blue and lifeless. Then the miracles started to happen.

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder
How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

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Gabi discovered a path out of self-hate, faking it and critical judgments. She found her inner fighter and along with it her health, her passion, and her life.

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

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How did an ordinary Jew from Brooklyn become one of the greatest lights of our times?