Seven years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
After my husband died, it was my youngest daughter who taught me to embrace life again.
I wished that somehow they had known how to make me feel included, that cold and rainy Sukkot night, rather than ostracized.
Despite my sincere desire to save the world, I never managed to move past rhetoric and idealism to meaningful action. Then I started learning about Judaism.
My son was becoming religious, and I wondered where did I go wrong?
Looking back on my most difficult year.
My one-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with a terminal genetic disorder.
A pilgrimage to discover my family's roots that the Nazis tried to destroy.
There are pivotal moments in life when we catch a glimmer of what lies deep within us.
For three generations, people assumed we weren't Christian, but Jewish. Was there a Jewish connection in my family hidden in the past?
Time was not on my grandfather's side. But I believed that God was. And He gave me the perfect antidote.
I don't know where my observance will end up, but I'll never be the spiritually disconnected Jew I once was.
A former international theater star now inspires audiences with his transformational story.
My grandfather died from Alzheimer's, a disease that nibbled away at his mind like a rat.
I thought they said, "You'll never work in this town again!" only in old movies.
I found my pot o' gold in the place I least expected to.
A hard-earned lesson about the purpose of life comes suddenly full circle.
My intense relationship with the San Francisco 49ers taught me how to feel a part of the Jewish People.
Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.
My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.
In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.
I'm sure you must have your own -- sometimes painful -- examples to remind you that life is not to be taken for granted. Well here's one more.
Over four days, I nearly died half a dozen times.
My 11-year-old daughter came a lot closer than most of us ever will to really understanding the true meaning of Tisha B'Av.
There were no sudden bolts of light, but I knew that right in front of me was a miracle.
A wheelchair-bound couple draw on faith and a positive outlook in raising twins.
How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.
Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.
Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.
A Jew is never completely lost from his people. A true unbelievable story.
Doctors said that Marsi Tabak would remain in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of her life. With tireless dedication and a warehouse of faith, her husband proved them wrong.
Soaring high into the deep blue California sky, a ribbon of humanity and caring was created.
The founder of America's #1 telecom company shares his personal life odyssey.
A former Rockette gives new definition to the word J.A.P.
Moving in the world of Hollywood and high fashion, one woman discovers her inner self.
A personal tribute to my friend, Ellen.
My deep resentment toward my mother was somehow tied to an infection that was killing her.
How could I feel God's presence while crowded with cancer, ugliness and pain?
A true story about the power of a blessing and modern day miracles.
A letter jolted me out of my complacency, reminding me that real change is truly possible.