My Family’s Life-Changing Summer in Israel

My brother, the more observant Jew in our ultra-liberal family, convinced me and my siblings to explore Israel together.

Esther Chana’s Fabulous “I-Beat-Cancer” Ice Climb

Faith, optimism and the love of a community join forces to help a woman fight a near-fatal diagnosis.

How Hamentaschen Brought Me Back to Judaism

Growing up in an inter-faith family, I knew nothing about Judaism. All that changed with Hamentaschen and a website.

A Precious Wedding Gift

A bride's selfless act teaches us how to be a blessing to the world.

God, Why Are You Doing This to Me?

How my husband’s illness changed our lives.

Hug from Heaven

A tale of two mothers in the shadows of the Gaza War.

Life in Color

Despite living in the grim black and white world of pediatric cancer, 11-yr-old Coby Rosemore paints in vibrant color.

My Search for Answers to the Big Questions

My parents said nothing when I was dating a Christian and attending church. But visiting me in Jerusalem, they’re panicked.

Marshall’s Mid-Life Crisis

Top five lessons from a quora post that went viral.

Shabbat with Bruce Springsteen

An encounter with the music star taught Jimmy Baron a lesson he’d never forget.

A Super Bowl to Remember

God had some other plans for me that day besides watching TV and stuffing myself with popcorn.

A Gift of Life

Mr. Klein wanted to die. Suddenly he was given an unexpected new lease on life.

Back to Ukraine

A mass grave, 70 years later.

Stigma

A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.

White Privilege

A South African representative offered my mother, a war refugee, a ticket to freedom. “You’re white. That makes you a first class citizen.”

Death, My Companion

The doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I'm actually going to die.

My Son with Asperger’s

I have begun to see your life through the prism of Asperger's and my frustration is slowly transforming into understanding.

Hard but Good

With rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, I've stopped expecting life to be easy long ago.

With His Dream on the Line

An Israeli soldier faces a moral dilemma that threatens his dream of getting into an elite combat unit.

My Yellow Sticky Hanukkah

In the midst of the office Christmas party, I shocked myself by asking, “Are we doing anything for Hanukkah?”

Climbing the Mountain: Essay and Interview with Kirk Douglas

After 80+ movies, surviving a helicopter crash and a stroke, the famous actor who just turned 100 finds fulfillment in Torah study.

Hand of Fate: Amazing True Story

An Israeli soldier's parachuting accident affects a family in an unexpected way.

Burying Sam: Life after Death

Finding meaning after the death of my baby.

From Baptist Minister to Orthodox Jew

Moshe Boldor’s harrowing odyssey from hunted renegade in Communist Romania to freedom in the U.S. as an observant Jew.

Saved

A young Jewish man gets ensnared in the welcoming community of Messianic Jews.

The Henny Machlis Guide to Character Improvement

Henny’s loving-kindness, generosity, and exemplary character were the product of a lifetime of striving and working on herself.

God, Stay Where I Can See You

Shattered and made whole. Learning to trust God with everything.

Why a White Supremacist Renounced his Faith

How a Shabbat dinner gave a young leader in the White Nationalist movement food for thought.

Judaism and My Addiction to Food

No matter how much I eat, I never feel full. Food can’t fill what’s missing in my life.

My Decision to Start Observing Shabbat

I’m no Abraham, but his act of walking in faith toward the unknown inspired me to do the same.

A Comedian's Return to Judaism

I used to see Judaism as a restriction, but now I view it as a way to take better care of my soul.

A Walking Miracle

After my two strokes, doctors told my parents that I would never walk, talk or learn in a mainstream classroom. God had other plans.

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Without Hands and Feet

Kyle Maynard’s courage to live with no excuses demonstrates the sukkah mindset.

My Journey to Judaism

Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to move up.

My Yoga Teacher’s Murder Became the Sound of the Shofar

Randy Smith’s death propelled me to go beyond my perceived limits.

The Bodyguard at My Door

When my mother received a death threat, I got an unusual wakeup call.

Rebbetzin Jungreis Cared

After the death of my son, the Rebbetzin consoled me and gave me a path to manage my grief.

Whispers of 9-11

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

From Buddha to Torah

The unlikely path to spiritual discovery of a girl from Sri Lanka.

African-American, Christian, Witch, Jew

In the shadows of slavery, one girl’s persistent questioning leads her on a relentless search for truth.

Not So Modern Love

Bill and Hillary weren't the only couple to meet in the library.

Irreversible Damage

A miraculous true story demonstrates the power of prayer and reminds us never to give up hope.

Her Name was Patience

She was unusual and the kids knew it. The time has come to ask her forgiveness.

My Journey in the Holy Land

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

Forgiving the Impossible

During the Holocaust, my grandmother gave up everything for her closest friend, only to be abandoned in return.

Can I Really Change the World?

How one small act can trigger movement across generations.

Elie Wiesel and the Radicalization of a Hassidic Girl

Elie Wiesel took me to Auschwitz and in a certain way, I never came back.

In a Heartbeat

Mordechai Sultan was about to suffer a massive heart attack that would have killed him if not for an incredible series of incidents.

My Imperfect Baby

This couldn’t be my long-awaited son. This was a deformed baby.

The Spanish Inquisition and Me

Becoming a Jew was my greatest act of defiance.

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