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.
My parents are no longer in this world, but we still keep in touch.
In a dysfunctional home in the Bible Belt, a young woman discovers she’s Jewish.
A non-Jew accidentally discovers the meaning and wisdom of Torah.
One Jew’s search for truth and self-discovery captured in Jewish rap.
Despite her doubts and fears, my mother had the courage to let her blind son take risks and explore the world.
A 4-year-old girl and her family risk their lives fleeing Ethiopia to reach the land of Israel.
In a legendary hotel in the wilds of Chile, I discovered an amazing story.
An anti-Semitic sergeant couldn’t stop a Holocaust survivor who heroically served in the US Army from getting his Medal of Honor.
Alcohol was my refuge from my father’s incessant demands for perfection.
How the Jewish mourning laws counteract the upheaval left in death’s wake.
Renting Rabbi Shmuel Orenstein's NYC apartment changed our lives.
My mother was a strong, opinionated dynamo. How could she be gone, just like that?
Almost totally paralyzed, Marcie Alter vanquishes dragons with her sword of courage and determination.
Need a minyan? Nothing is too complicated for the Oprah show.
Death is like a tsunami, threatening to sweep away everything in its path.
Medication only removed the pain; attaining happiness was up to me.
In shark-infested waters, their only life raft was reassuring words.
Sarah McConnell and the indestructible power of the Jewish spark.
The dramatic retrieval of a long-lost family heirloom.
We were newly married, just moved to Israel and everything was going wrong.
With her indomitable fighting spirit, Daffy Friedman battled cancer and changed her life.