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.

Parents Just Don't Understand

They were there for every first that mattered in my life. Except for one: my first steps onto the path of Judaism.

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.

Define Perfect

One morning at school, my perfect bubble burst when I found bumps in my neck.

Please Don't Tell Me How Good I Look

My severe acne means the drugs I’m taking for inoperable lung cancer are working.

The Unveiling

I went to Toronto expecting to confront my mother's death more deeply; I encountered instead my father's remarkable dedication to life.

A Taste of Heaven

An incredible Jerusalem family brings the beauty of Shabbat to the world.

#Human: A Story from Bergen-Belsen

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.

My Long Road Home

My path to Judaism began with the question: What would Jesus do?

Saved by a Prayer

One Jew's miraculous story.

Birthright Launched My Jewish Journey

I was 13 and completely turned off from Judaism. Now, at 23, I couldn't feel more proud to be Jewish.

Paid In Full

The value of love. A touching story to share before Yom Kippur.

My Journey from Chinese to Jewish

A chance encounter with a Bible launched my 16-year road to conversion.

Pesos From Heaven: A New Year’s Message

My parents are no longer in this world, but we still keep in touch.

My Resilient Jewish Soul

In a dysfunctional home in the Bible Belt, a young woman discovers she’s Jewish.

Judaism in the Eyes of a Non-Jew

A non-Jew accidentally discovers the meaning and wisdom of Torah.

When Hip-Hop Gets Personal

One Jew’s search for truth and self-discovery captured in Jewish rap.

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