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.
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.
Despite doctors' dire warnings of a problematic pregnancy, a couple decides to go full term.
A recent convert to Judaism describes her spiritual odyssey.
Seth and Sherri Mandell's remarkable mission to Asia brought a profound message of peace and hope amidst the darkness.
When our baby went into a coma, the moral dilemma began.
The mysteries of life and death provide one woman an unusual gateway into the meaning and beauty of traditional Judaism.
God is intimately involved in all that happens in our lives. And if what happens is cancer, then not only does He know about it, He makes it happen.
One man's story of the self-deception and honesty that clashes inside all of us.
My mother, a Holocaust survivor, always said, "You can be a Jew on the inside, but not on the outside." It was just too risky.
When my wife was diagnosed with cancer, something odd happened. Her anger at God went away.
An Aish UK rabbi, whose wife passed away some weeks ago, shares some profound lessons he has learned.
God becomes believable when life becomes unbelievable. *
Ten years after her brother was killed in an auto accident, a young woman reflects back on what she learned.
A great sage and leader of American Jewry teaches a lesson about small acts of caring.
There are special moments in life when we touch God's perfection. Here's one of them.
A recent convert to Judaism discovers that spirituality is embedded not only in souls, but also in the bricks of a wall.
By way of feminism, socialism and idealism, a small Jewish spark turns into a passionate flame.
Sometimes a person needs to meditate and think about things. Most of the time he just needs to eat something greasy.
Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, "Take the whole world up with you."
Angels can be created by human beings. My father taught me how.
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?