Monday, Monday

Think you're having a rough day? Think again.

Hippie Chanukah

Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.

A Jewish Child on Christmas

My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Coming to Terms

It's not only a baby we're expecting.

Peanut Butter Time

A deadly diagnosis can cut through the fog of petty concerns and yield a striking clarity.

My Strange Request

In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.

To Life

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.

My Second Chance at Life

Over four days, I nearly died half a dozen times.

Building Your Own Temple

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.

Mr. Stein's Mysterious Ailment

There were no sudden bolts of light, but I knew that right in front of me was a miracle.

Pillars of Strength

A wheelchair-bound couple draw on faith and a positive outlook in raising twins.

Forgiving My Father

There is no deeper wound than abandonment by a parent. After 10 years, I wanted to heal.

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.

We Are All Brothers

Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.

Conflicts of a Buddhist Jew

Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.

My Father and the Priest

A Jew is never completely lost from his people. A true unbelievable story.

Carrots Don't Cry

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.

Finding God on Mt. Whitney

Soaring high into the deep blue California sky, a ribbon of humanity and caring was created.

In Search of the Perfect System

The founder of America's #1 telecom company shares his personal life odyssey.

The Jewish Japanese Factor

A former Rockette gives new definition to the word J.A.P.

Do You Know Where You're Going To?

Moving in the world of Hollywood and high fashion, one woman discovers her inner self.

My Partner in Torah

A personal tribute to my friend, Ellen.

The Intruder

Even suffering can draw us closer to God.

Cotton Candy Angels

Everything can change in an instant.

A Complete Healing

My deep resentment toward my mother was somehow tied to an infection that was killing her.

Now She Could Fill My Heart

How could I feel God's presence while crowded with cancer, ugliness and pain?

Even I'm Worthy of Miracles

A true story about the power of a blessing and modern day miracles.

The Human Touch

A letter jolted me out of my complacency, reminding me that real change is truly possible.

Loving Life

My great-grandma Bertha was amazing for many reasons, and not just because she lived life to the fullest for 106 years.

Sparks of Holiness, Rekindled

Descendants of forced converts of the Inquisition are rediscovering Judaism.

An Ordinary Woman

My friend Rivka was an ordinary woman. How did she become so great?

Growth Through Kaddish

After my father died, we continued to grow together.

Raising Yehuda

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.

Lessons from the Coast of Nowhere

A young African child, whose family couldn't scrape together five dollars to keep him in school, has something most people lack.

Walking To Shul With My Dad

I was a three-day a year Jew who stopped by McDonalds on the way to the golf course every Saturday morning. Now I'm being called an observant Jew. What happened?

The Mystery of 1964

A child's shocking discovery of his father's painful past.

Praying With Angels

Hitching a holy express ride at the Western Wall.

Looking for Mr. Munk

There was something different about Mr. Munk's Hebrew school class -- Judaism was not a bore.

Final Boarding Call

Through life -- and death -- a young mother teaches us to appreciate the grand eternal plan.

Mikey's Song

Mikey's story is not one of terrible suffering, but of faith and triumph.

Feeling Beauty

Learning to see life through the eyes of a poet.

Pick Up the Phone

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.

Suffering and Consolation: A Father's Perspective

My daughter's battle with leukemia taught me how to find consolation even in the midst of terrible pain.

A Member of the Club

Death has never been an infrequent occurrence. But I wasn't in the know.

My Rat's Tale

What my rat taught me about joy.

More Life to Live

Mr. Meyer had less than a 1% chance walking out of the hospital. But that was only according to science.

My Friend in Heaven

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

In the Big Inning

The Florida Marlins were so much fun to watch because something came from nothing.

Divine Baseball Blooper

With his team's miraculous World Series performance on the field, one young man marvels at his own miraculous feat.

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