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Judaism was a Darkly Kept Secret

Judaism was a Darkly Kept Secret

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If it wasn't for Aish.com, Communist Russia would have succeeded in destroying my family's ties to Judaism.

The Skeptic and the Rabbi

The Skeptic and the Rabbi

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I was no spiritual seeker and wary of drinking the kosher Kool-Aid.

God Is Not a Babysitter

God Is Not a Babysitter

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Believing in God after the Holocaust.

Notes from an Ex-Agnostic

Notes from an Ex-Agnostic

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Sometimes believing is seeing.

From Song to Song

From Song to Song

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On stage I hid behind my mike stand. Until I discovered the music of my soul.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

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We are never traveling solo.

Soul Shyne

Soul Shyne

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The famous rapper tells of life in prison and thriving as a Jew.

My Mixed Jewish-Arab Identity

My Mixed Jewish-Arab Identity

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Making peace with my two lives.

The Uninvited Guest

The Uninvited Guest

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I was in excellent physical condition. I never smoked. How could I have lung cancer?

The Dry Cleaner Syndrome

The Dry Cleaner Syndrome

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A new definition for insanity.

The Jewish Wrestler

The Jewish Wrestler

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Greg Herman has stepped back in the ring.

The Test

The Test

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If we practice being a good person we will become one.

My Son the Doctor-Murderer

My Son the Doctor-Murderer

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Unconditional love and the holiday of Sukkot.

Failure to Appear

Failure to Appear

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My petrifying experience in jail changed my life.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

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After taking another man's life, a petty criminal changes the direction of his life.

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah

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The secret to an inspiring new year.

Getting High

Getting High

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

Encounter in the Grand Canyon

Encounter in the Grand Canyon

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I was running away from my Jewish identity. A stranger's reproach turned my world around.

The Crushed Cake

The Crushed Cake

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For this group of fifth graders, the cake could not have tasted better.

No Magic Wand

No Magic Wand

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I wanted faith without duties, a God that provided not only the cure but also the motivation.

Fissures

Fissures

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I've lost my connection to the past, and no matter how much time passes, there is a crevice in my heart.

Our Landlord, the Rabbi

Our Landlord, the Rabbi

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Renting Rabbi Shmuel Orenstein's NYC apartment changed our lives.

A Woman of Strength

A Woman of Strength

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Mrs. Rose Gibber taught me the importance of protecting the dignity of people, even an obnoxious kid like me.

Searching for My Lost Tribe

Searching for My Lost Tribe

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It never occurred to me that it was right under my nose.

Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone

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Why I said goodbye to baseball.

Good Shabbos, Dad

Good Shabbos, Dad

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Being raised as a rather non-religious Jew, I'm often asked what it's like to have orthodox parents.

Feeling God's Love

Feeling God's Love

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My brush with death opened my eyes to the reality of God’s love.

From Jesus to Judaism

From Jesus to Judaism

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A Jewish woman's journey through Christianity and back.

From Marx to Moses

From Marx to Moses

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Discovering a utopian world.

Touching Bedrock

Touching Bedrock

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Kirk Douglas reconnects with Judaism – deep underground.

In Search of a Kidney

In Search of a Kidney

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What are the odds of winning the jackpot… twice?

Zacharia’s Beautiful Mystery

Zacharia’s Beautiful Mystery

The worldwide release of a hot new CD – right here on Aish.com.

The Blue Mezuzah

The Blue Mezuzah

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Never underestimate the power of a grandmother's heartfelt prayer.

The Nazi and his Jewish Grandchildren

The Nazi and his Jewish Grandchildren

by Dr. James David Weiss

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

My Life's Miracle

My Life's Miracle

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A car accident almost left me paralyzed.

Gestating Miracles

Gestating Miracles

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How could something so joyous be draped in such fear?

Jews Don't Bow

Jews Don't Bow

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Little did I know that the source of my chutzpah reached back thousands of years, to Mordechai.

Modern Miracles

Modern Miracles

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Coincidence is God's way of choosing to remain anonymous.

Distorted Mirrors

Distorted Mirrors

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When food becomes a lethal weapon.

Saved

Saved

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

Escape from Flatland

Escape from Flatland

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How to access the spiritual dimension.

The Truth about Lemons

The Truth about Lemons

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My father is sick and I'm completely powerless. Now what?

Loving the Father I Hate

Loving the Father I Hate

by Katie Daniel

God didn't ask the impossible of me, only the incredibly difficult.

Aish.com's Top 10 of the Decade

Aish.com's Top 10 of the Decade

by Aish.com

A look at some of the most popular Aish.com articles and videos of the decade.

Chanukah Lights Dancing

Chanukah Lights Dancing

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Chanukah's tiny lights brazenly face the night's bitter challenge, transforming fear into a soft caress of hope.

Chanukah in Iowa

Chanukah in Iowa

by Miriam Meir

I was the only Jewish child in the auditorium, and sometimes felt I was the only Jewish girl in the entire world.

When It's Too Late to Say Thank You

When It's Too Late to Say Thank You

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Alzheimer's has turned my mother into a stranger.

The Jew from Kuwait

The Jew from Kuwait

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My Muslim background left me unprepared for this shocking discovery.

A Taste of Heaven

A Taste of Heaven

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

Losing My Brother

Losing My Brother

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The death of my brother caused my little world to come crashing down.