Forget the holiday hike. A real spiritual path is steep and challenging.
When Esh Kodesh was a boy, he wished his kindergarten teacher: "May they not kill you. May you not die young." Last month, he died at age 25, gunned down by an Arab terrorist.
Israel is traumatized when a terrorist bomb maims three children, but one woman is catapulted to a new level of gratitude.
I was a Jewish kid who didn't know what it meant to be Jewish, who was painfully, earnestly trying to fit in by concealing the Jewishness I knew nothing about.
I spent six years marketing a parade of pleasures, only to find out that God throws theme parties all the time.
Deiter turned Ben on to German beer. They were having an amazing time. Until Ben got lost with no money and no map...
Once upon a time, she lived in Beverly Hills, wrote for Teen Magazine and had a personal trainer.
"I always considered myself to be pretty independent. So why, in the back of my mind, was I dreading the inevitable return home with a strange new kippah sitting on my head?"
This week in Jerusalem, a grove of trees was planted in honor of Ron Johnson, the British janitor who donated his lung to try to save a life.
Plunked into the strange world of kangaroos, Aborigines and cricket, a Canadian discovers that Jews all over the world have lots in common.
Sometimes God takes one small, seemingly insignificant event to teach us all we need to know about life -- though it may take years to find that out.
When playing in a band produces a high that never lasts, one is forced to look elsewhere for fulfillment. But how can Judaism compare to Fuzzy Walter?
Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah, has many names. But for me, this year, it is Hag HaBikurim, the Festival of the First Fruits.
When all seems totally lost, a Jew is obligated to hope. This is one man's story of his test of faith.
Cocooned in the blissful spirituality of an ashram, a Jewish soul still yearns to help others in need. But what to do when the guru forbids it?
A survivor of an Arab terrorist attack tells of her battle to be liberated from the scars of her experience.
A story of one man's spiritual journey that took some unusual twists and turns -- jazz studies, African drumming, pretending to be Malcolm X.
An encounter with a hidden Jewish holy woman turns the world of a devotee to Eastern religions upside down.
After more than 80 movies, surviving a helicopter crash and a stroke, the famous actor finds fulfillment in Torah study.
An evening's encounter with a handicapped couple overturns misconceptions that have crippled one woman over a lifetime.
An accomplished woman's journey to Jewish tradition takes a 15-year tour through India and its ashrams.