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Our Cancer Miracle

Our Cancer Miracle

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Hanukkah is the time to acknowledge miracles. This year our family experienced an amazing one.

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

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Before he became famous, the observant pop star gave up his career in order to stick to his Jewish beliefs.

My New Hero

My New Hero

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Just an ordinary guy…with an extraordinary story.

When Grandfather Died

When Grandfather Died

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Helping my young children navigate their loss.

Jewish Cheerleader in the Bible Belt

Jewish Cheerleader in the Bible Belt

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My evangelical coach made me discover what it means to be a Jew.

Loving Michael

Loving Michael

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After the divorce my son broke my heart. But to my surprise, it didn’t shatter. It broke open.

The Spiritual GPS

The Spiritual GPS

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How to replace anger and negativity with feelings of joy and love.

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew

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One woman’s personal crusade against assimilation and intermarriage.

A View from Heaven

A View from Heaven

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An interview with Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory.

X-Rated

X-Rated

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My addiction to pornography. A cautionary true story. Reader discretion is advised.

The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

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The hidden deeds of the man we thought we knew.

How Rebbetzin Heller Changed My Life

How Rebbetzin Heller Changed My Life

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In memory of Rabbi Dovid Heller, of blessed memory.

A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On

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At 13, Yitzy Haber decided to have his cancerous leg amputated. He's never looked back.

The Evil Eye Remover

The Evil Eye Remover

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Worldly problems deserve an otherworldly response – for $101.

A Sukkah Made of Snow

A Sukkah Made of Snow

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Stranded on a mountain, under the stars, I felt fear and God’s protective love.

Blake Nordstrom Speaking

Blake Nordstrom Speaking

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Our surprise direct line.

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

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A mother who buried her Jewish identity, and her son’s astonishing quest to reclaim it.

The Three Angels

The Three Angels

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I was determined to indulge my non-kosher craving. But God had something else in mind.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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Not once in my life had I ever prayed for my own health. Now, that changed drastically.

While Grandma Died

While Grandma Died

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A pre-emptive letter for when I reach old age.

Whispers of 9-11

Whispers of 9-11

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Inside the World Trade Center on that fateful day, Ari Schonbrun saw miracles.

Peace on Earth in 30 Min., 45 with Traffic

Peace on Earth in 30 Min., 45 with Traffic

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Rosary beads, a yarmulke, and a lot of overthinking.

Clinging to Miracles

Clinging to Miracles

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The doctors didn’t think our son would make it through the night. Then the miracles began.

A Girl Called Estherke

A Girl Called Estherke

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The reward of saving one life. A true story from the Holocaust.

Doni’s Life and Loss

Doni’s Life and Loss

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Reflections on raising and burying my 19-year-old son with bi-polar disorder.

Touching Death

Touching Death

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My first experience helping to prepare the body of a deceased person for his funeral.

The Iranian Mystery Man

The Iranian Mystery Man

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Dr. Daniel Dana’s incredible journey from Muslim Shiite to proud Israeli citizen.

The Mystery of 1964

The Mystery of 1964

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

When Death Paid Me a Visit

When Death Paid Me a Visit

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This was no made-for-TV movie. It was real and shockingly happening to my life.

Black Jewish Rapper

Black Jewish Rapper

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His name is Nissim – which means miracles in Hebrew. An apt description of his life.

Smuggling Out Of Hell

Smuggling Out Of Hell

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Through ingenuity and chutzpah, one man saved lives in the Holocaust. His daughter tells how.

Searching for Superman

Searching for Superman

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I knew I possessed super powers. I just had to sort through the baggage of a few generations to find them.

Living with Clarity

Living with Clarity

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The death of 12-year-old Shoshie Stern reveals her parents’ spiritual greatness.

Reality Knocks

Reality Knocks

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Volunteering one hour to help others gave me a surprising insight about myself and the world.

Learning from Shoshie

Learning from Shoshie

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Rabbi Mike Stern reflects on the tragic death of his 12-year-old daughter.

Leaving Lady Gaga

Leaving Lady Gaga

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While searching for the next big thing, I found myself.

My Six-Day War

My Six-Day War

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When I first heard "the word" in my hometown.

As a Jew in State Prison

As a Jew in State Prison

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A harrowing tale of surviving anti-Semitism in prison, and the remarkable journey of self-discovery.

My Interfaith Marriage

My Interfaith Marriage

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We fell in love. It didn’t matter that I was a New York Jew and she was a devout Christian who grew up on a farm.

Symphony of Life

Symphony of Life

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I defined myself as a violinist. Until a car accident shattered my arm.

The Gift of Light

The Gift of Light

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Devastating disease and blindness doesn’t stop 12-year-old Aviva Krainess from spreading light throughout the world.

Eclipsed: Poland's Secret Jews

Eclipsed: Poland's Secret Jews

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I was raised in Warsaw as a Catholic Pole. Today I have embraced my Jewish identity.

Israeli Model

Israeli Model

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How an intercontinental flight changed my life.

Exodus from Ethiopia

Exodus from Ethiopia

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A wrenching true story of enslavement, torture and liberation.

The Book of Fire

The Book of Fire

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As a child, the horrors of the Holocaust mirrored the incendiary chaos of my home life.

From Germany to Jerusalem

From Germany to Jerusalem

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My long road to becoming Jewish.

My Exodus from Porn Addiction

My Exodus from Porn Addiction

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My personal journey to freedom using Torah and the 12-step program.

From Homeless to Harvard

From Homeless to Harvard

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Passover is the time to tell your story.

Passover & the Power of Love

Passover & the Power of Love

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After the tragic death of my rabbi and Rebbetzin, my Passover memories are awash with saltwater tears.

Ayelet’s Enduring Spirit

Ayelet’s Enduring Spirit

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Hindy Poupko Galena’s heart-rending story of inspiration and tragedy.

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