A letter jolted me out of my complacency, reminding me that real change is truly possible.
My great-grandma Bertha was amazing for many reasons, and not just because she lived life to the fullest for 106 years.
Descendants of forced converts of the Inquisition are rediscovering Judaism.
My friend Rivka was an ordinary woman. How did she become so great?
Becoming parents of a baby with Down's syndrome has forced us to reconsider our views on parenting and what it means to lead a meaningful life.
A young African child, whose family couldn't scrape together five dollars to keep him in school, has something most people lack.
There was something different about Mr. Munk's Hebrew school class -- Judaism was not a bore.
Through life -- and death -- a young mother teaches us to appreciate the grand eternal plan.
Mikey's story is not one of terrible suffering, but of faith and triumph.
I hadn't thought much of Michael in the last three years. Until a few weeks ago when I heard that he had died of a sudden heart attack.
Death has never been an infrequent occurrence. But I wasn't in the know.
Mr. Meyer had less than a 1% chance walking out of the hospital. But that was only according to science.
I could not believe her luck. She had a wheelchair, she was sick and to top it all off, she had been in the hospital with all those presents
The Florida Marlins were so much fun to watch because something came from nothing.
With his team's miraculous World Series performance on the field, one young man marvels at his own miraculous feat.
Decades of hurt and strain finally give way to understanding and reconciliation.
All you need for a wedding celebration is people power.
I used to think that Jewish unity meant all of us being the same. Naphtali showed me otherwise.
Everything I need, I have. Everything I have, I need.
I had indispensable training in becoming an observant Jew: the U.S. Marines.
A dramatic route to self-discovery includes a detour at Indian reservations in South Dakota.
Fighting cancer with a combination of sprouts, prayer and traditional medicine.
A Southern Baptist, en route to conversion, talks about God and life in the U.S. Navy.
The doctors told me my grandmother was essentially dead. But she seemed too feisty to just disappear into a coma. My instincts told me: Talk to her!
A surrealistic car crash triggers an uncanny string of events.
A true "Jewish" story from the Titanic's ill-fated voyage.
The most important life lessons I learned are ones that my father never actively tried to teach me. He simply lived them.
Early morning in a birthing hospital, amid the joyous sound of a baby's first cry, my wife gave birth to silence.
Something big had happened that I didn't want to know about. My history had shoved itself into my face, and I couldn't make it disappear.
How did I get to be here at this exclusive WASPy garden party among the Kennedys and the Rockefellers? Then the answer hit me: by running away.
In the midst of the most sacred of my bachelor rituals – pizza and Monday Night Football – a knock on the door ended up changing my life.
God is always communicating with us. Sometimes it takes a miracle for us to get the message.
A mother, whose son perished in the Twin Towers, searches for elusive "closure."
Not all wins take place on the playing field.
How life has changed for one World Trade Center survivor.
My return to Judaism and the many detours along the way.
When I was 20, I spent my junior year in college in France to run away from Judaism. But God had other plans for me.
After a 12-year bout with leukemia, a teenager's parents say goodbye.
A cosmic conspiracy to get one man to keep kosher.
From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.