As my heart silently screamed watching my son say Kaddish for his son, I recited the following prayer.
Prior to converting, I wanted to pick a Hebrew name that would reflect what I aspired to be.
The night I thought I was the butt of some cosmic joke.
We transcended barriers through the power of music and prayer.
They were there for every first that mattered in my life. Except for one: my first steps onto the path of Judaism.
Jordan Schwartz’s incredible true story.
Growing up in the Ukraine, Judaism was closed off to me. But I refused to hide my identity.
An inspiring video of one girl defying all odds, and the 450 Chai Lifeline runners who cheered her on.
Henny personified the real meaning of “love your neighbor as yourself.”
The guru's special mantra would give him a constant high. But there was an unexpected catch.
The recent Boston incident reminded me when I first discovered a deep contempt for me as a Jew that I hadn’t realized was there.
Watch a moving clip of the actor declaring, “I am a Jew."
How a random encounter with a French Canadian woman in Atlantic City changed my life.
An exclusive interview with a most unlikely rebel, chasidic freedom fighter Asher Yoseph Cherkassy.
An accidental encounter with Hebrew alters the destiny of an African prince.
The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.
Ezra has defied the odds to become a talented athlete and an inspiration to many.
A harrowing tale of surviving anti-Semitism in prison, and the remarkable journey of self-discovery.
Even though I was keeping Shabbat, not knowing the identity of my biological mother threw into question my Jewishness.
From White House Christmas parties to the Tefillin challenge.
He insisted on a cup of coffee. Little did I know he was saving my life.
We were hurtling toward marriage despite my closeted interest in Judaism. One drunken night changed everything.
My father took a leading role in the slaughter of Jews. Was our family tainted with evil?
My son wore his new kippah publicly, like a billboard announcing his heritage. I didn’t want him to stick out.
One couple’s painful journey through miscarriage and death of a baby.
No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.
Co-founder of Hungary’s far-right, anti-Semitic party discovers he’s Jewish, forcing him to rethink his life and reconnect to his roots.
One morning at school, my perfect bubble burst when I found bumps in my neck.
My severe acne means the drugs I’m taking for inoperable lung cancer are working.
How did an ordinary Jew from Brooklyn become one of the greatest lights of our times?
I went to Toronto expecting to confront my mother's death more deeply; I encountered instead my father's remarkable dedication to life.
An incredible Jerusalem family brings the beauty of Shabbat to the world.
Born in 1933, Francine Christophe was deported with her mother at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Released the following year, she continues to share her experience.
I was 13 and completely turned off from Judaism. Now, at 23, I couldn't feel more proud to be Jewish.
A chance encounter with a Bible launched my 16-year road to conversion.