Mr. Klein wanted to die. Suddenly he was given an unexpected new lease on life.
A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.
A South African representative offered my mother, a war refugee, a ticket to freedom. “You’re white. That makes you a first class citizen.”
The doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I'm actually going to die.
I have begun to see your life through the prism of Asperger's and my frustration is slowly transforming into understanding.
With rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, I've stopped expecting life to be easy long ago.
An Israeli soldier faces a moral dilemma that threatens his dream of getting into an elite combat unit.
Growing up with a Christmas tree made me wish that I wasn't Jewish.
In the midst of the office Christmas party, I shocked myself by asking, “Are we doing anything for Hanukkah?”
After 80+ movies, surviving a helicopter crash and a stroke, the famous actor who just turned 100 finds fulfillment in Torah study.
An Israeli soldier's parachuting accident affects a family in an unexpected way.
Moshe Boldor’s harrowing odyssey from hunted renegade in Communist Romania to freedom in the U.S. as an observant Jew.
A young Jewish man gets ensnared in the welcoming community of Messianic Jews.
Henny’s loving-kindness, generosity, and exemplary character were the product of a lifetime of striving and working on herself.
Shattered and made whole. Learning to trust God with everything.
How a Shabbat dinner gave a young leader in the White Nationalist movement food for thought.
No matter how much I eat, I never feel full. Food can’t fill what’s missing in my life.
I’m no Abraham, but his act of walking in faith toward the unknown inspired me to do the same.
I used to see Judaism as a restriction, but now I view it as a way to take better care of my soul.
After my two strokes, doctors told my parents that I would never walk, talk or learn in a mainstream classroom. God had other plans.
Kyle Maynard’s courage to live with no excuses demonstrates the sukkah mindset.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to move up.
Randy Smith’s death propelled me to go beyond my perceived limits.
When my mother received a death threat, I got an unusual wakeup call.
After the death of my son, the Rebbetzin consoled me and gave me a path to manage my grief.
Inside the World Trade Center on that fateful day, Ari Schonbrun saw miracles.
The unlikely path to spiritual discovery of a girl from Sri Lanka.
In the shadows of slavery, one girl’s persistent questioning leads her on a relentless search for truth.
A miraculous true story demonstrates the power of prayer and reminds us never to give up hope.
She was unusual and the kids knew it. The time has come to ask her forgiveness.
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
During the Holocaust, my grandmother gave up everything for her closest friend, only to be abandoned in return.
How one small act can trigger movement across generations.
Elie Wiesel took me to Auschwitz and in a certain way, I never came back.
One act of kindness has unintended life-altering consequences.
Mordechai Sultan was about to suffer a massive heart attack that would have killed him if not for an incredible series of incidents.
The professor looked at me and said, “You, my dear, are a walking miracle. I can’t believe my eyes.”
All this time that I thought I was giving I was really receiving.
As my heart silently screamed watching my son say Kaddish for his son, I recited the following prayer.
Prior to converting, I wanted to pick a Hebrew name that would reflect what I aspired to be.
The night I thought I was the butt of some cosmic joke.
We transcended barriers through the power of music and prayer.
They were there for every first that mattered in my life. Except for one: my first steps onto the path of Judaism.