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.

My Miracle Surgery

The professor looked at me and said, “You, my dear, are a walking miracle. I can’t believe my eyes.”

We’re Not Doing God Any Favors

All this time that I thought I was giving I was really receiving.

From Hangover to Happiness

Finding deeper meaning in the most unexpected places.

On the Death of a Grandchild

As my heart silently screamed watching my son say Kaddish for his son, I recited the following prayer.

How I Chose My Hebrew Name

Prior to converting, I wanted to pick a Hebrew name that would reflect what I aspired to be.

My Adventures in Saying Kaddish

The night I thought I was the butt of some cosmic joke.

In India, with the Lost Tribe of Ephraim

We transcended barriers through the power of music and prayer.

X-Rated

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

Holocaust at the Shabbos Table

A Shabbos that was different from all others.

How I Survived a Humvee Explosion in Iraq

Jordan Schwartz’s incredible true story.

My Name is Elizabeth and I am Jewish

Growing up in the Ukraine, Judaism was closed off to me. But I refused to hide my identity.

Peri Finkelstein’s 1000 Steps

An inspiring video of one girl defying all odds, and the 450 Chai Lifeline runners who cheered her on.

I Hit a Deer

How one insane night yanked me out of the rut I was in.

Henny Machlis’ Secret to Spirituality

Henny personified the real meaning of “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Getting High

The guru's special mantra would give him a constant high. But there was an unexpected catch.

“You Killed Jesus!”

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.

Dustin Hoffman's Jewish Moment

Watch a moving clip of the actor declaring, “I am a Jew."

God’s Ferrari

How I fell in love with Judaism, even the detailed laws.

The Hebrew

How a random encounter with a French Canadian woman in Atlantic City changed my life.

The Jewish Hero of the Ukrainian Uprising

An exclusive interview with a most unlikely rebel, chasidic freedom fighter Asher Yoseph Cherkassy.

The Royal Jew From Swaziland

An accidental encounter with Hebrew alters the destiny of an African prince.

The Bathroom Blessing Whisperer

The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.

The Inspirational Story of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech

Ezra has defied the odds to become a talented athlete and an inspiration to many.

As a Jew in State Prison

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

Discovering I May Not Be Jewish

Even though I was keeping Shabbat, not knowing the identity of my biological mother threw into question my Jewishness.

Judaism: Opening the Closed Door

From White House Christmas parties to the Tefillin challenge.

My Father’s Visit from the Next World

He insisted on a cup of coffee. Little did I know he was saving my life.

Jews, Non-Jews and My Anti-Semitic Girlfriend

We were hurtling toward marriage despite my closeted interest in Judaism. One drunken night changed everything.

The Horse in the Gate

Why you are never stuck.

Hitting the Panic Button

When was the last time you thanked your platelets?

The Nazi and his Jewish Grandchildren

My father took a leading role in the slaughter of Jews. Was our family tainted with evil?

One Town, 7 Churches, No Synagogue & My Son’s Kippah

My son wore his new kippah publicly, like a billboard announcing his heritage. I didn’t want him to stick out.

Pregnancy, Birth and Death

One couple’s painful journey through miscarriage and death of a baby.

Let Go of the Mouse

An antidote for control freaks.

My First Hanukkah in Communist Russia

No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.

Victim of Rape

How I learned to stop blaming myself and rewrite my script.

God and I

My conversion to Judaism.

The Rabid Anti-Semite who became a Proud Jew

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.

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