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.
Sometimes life tugs your elbow to make sure you're paying attention. This was one of those days.
After his wife’s sudden death, Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz is determined to live with meaning and joy.
A diary written in German unravels a mystery that changes a woman's life.
I was raised in Warsaw as a Catholic Pole. Today I have embraced my Jewish identity.
I was 16 when my life was shattered by my father’s death. These three lessons helped me get through the darkness.
I could not accept the constraints imposed upon me as a Jew growing up in Iran.
How my son overcame his debilitating stutter and became an inspirational speaker.
After discovering my local barber's dark secret, no haircut has ever been the same.
I told the King of Pop that he wasn’t the King of the universe.
With abiding love, my husband designed my unique ring. I opened the box and was aghast. I hated it.
The dramatic true story of how German Jews were rescued from Nazi submarines in 1940.
In or out of Hollywood, it sure is a good question.
In my sister’s eyes, I became a foreign entity: a religiously observant Jew. As the gap widened, my sadness deepened.
A deadly diagnosis can cut through the fog of petty concerns and yield a striking clarity.