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Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life

Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life

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The 17-year-old Jewish teen died from progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging. He embraced life with joy, following these three principles.

A Life Not with Standing

A Life Not with Standing

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Invisible, inaudible, inanimate: my adventures in a wheelchair.

How Orthodox Jews Taught Me Yoga

How Orthodox Jews Taught Me Yoga

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A yoga teacher encounters Jewish spirituality with religious Jews in Israel for the first time.

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

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Why some Jews suspect they've returned.

Activist on Skates

Activist on Skates

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Champion of academics, athletics and the arts, Loren Galler Rabinowitz is focused on her role as a third-generation Holocaust survivor.

From Mountain Mama to Yiddishe Mama

From Mountain Mama to Yiddishe Mama

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The true story of an Appalachian family of 12 who converted to Judaism.

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

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They said Maickel Melamed would never walk. Now he runs marathons to inspire others.

Our Cancer Miracle

Our Cancer Miracle

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Hanukkah is the time to acknowledge miracles. This year our family experienced an amazing one.

When God Sends You a Message…

When God Sends You a Message…

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It would be nice to have caller ID.

The Black Miracle: A Hanukkah Poetry Slam The Black Miracle: A Hanukkah Poetry Slam

The Black Miracle: A Hanukkah Poetry Slam

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Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

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Before he became famous, the observant pop star gave up his career in order to stick to his Jewish beliefs.

When Grandfather Died

When Grandfather Died

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Helping my young children navigate their loss.

Loving Michael

Loving Michael

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After the divorce my son broke my heart. But to my surprise, it didn’t shatter. It broke open.

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew

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One woman’s personal crusade against assimilation and intermarriage.

The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

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The hidden deeds of the man we thought we knew.

How Rebbetzin Heller Changed My Life

How Rebbetzin Heller Changed My Life

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In memory of Rabbi Dovid Heller, of blessed memory.

The Evil Eye Remover

The Evil Eye Remover

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Worldly problems deserve an otherworldly response – for $101.

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

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A mother who buried her Jewish identity, and her son’s astonishing quest to reclaim it.

A Sukkah Made of Snow

A Sukkah Made of Snow

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Stranded on a mountain, under the stars, I felt fear and God’s protective love.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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Not once in my life had I ever prayed for my own health. Now, that changed drastically.

The Three Angels

The Three Angels

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I was determined to indulge my non-kosher craving. But God had something else in mind.

While Grandma Died

While Grandma Died

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A pre-emptive letter for when I reach old age.

Peace on Earth in 30 Min., 45 with Traffic

Peace on Earth in 30 Min., 45 with Traffic

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Rosary beads, a yarmulke, and a lot of overthinking.

Clinging to Miracles

Clinging to Miracles

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The doctors didn’t think our son would make it through the night. Then the miracles began.

Doni’s Life and Loss
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Doni’s Life and Loss

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Reflections on raising and burying my 19-year-old son with bi-polar disorder.

The Iranian Mystery Man

The Iranian Mystery Man

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Dr. Daniel Dana’s incredible journey from Muslim Shiite to proud Israeli citizen.

When Death Paid Me a Visit

When Death Paid Me a Visit

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This was no made-for-TV movie. It was real and shockingly happening to my life.

Black Jewish Rapper

Black Jewish Rapper

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His name is Nissim – which means miracles in Hebrew. An apt description of his life.

Living with Clarity

Living with Clarity

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The death of 12-year-old Shoshie Stern reveals her parents’ spiritual greatness.

Learning from Shoshie

Learning from Shoshie

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Rabbi Mike Stern reflects on the tragic death of his 12-year-old daughter.

Leaving Lady Gaga

Leaving Lady Gaga

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While searching for the next big thing, I found myself.

My Interfaith Marriage

My Interfaith Marriage

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We fell in love. It didn’t matter that I was a New York Jew and she was a devout Christian who grew up on a farm.

Symphony of Life

Symphony of Life

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I defined myself as a violinist. Until a car accident shattered my arm.

Israeli Model

Israeli Model

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How an intercontinental flight changed my life.

The Gift of Light

The Gift of Light

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Devastating disease and blindness doesn’t stop 12-year-old Aviva Krainess from spreading light throughout the world.

Exodus from Ethiopia

Exodus from Ethiopia

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A wrenching true story of enslavement, torture and liberation.

The Book of Fire

The Book of Fire

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As a child, the horrors of the Holocaust mirrored the incendiary chaos of my home life.

From Germany to Jerusalem

From Germany to Jerusalem

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My long road to becoming Jewish.

My Exodus from Porn Addiction

My Exodus from Porn Addiction

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My personal journey to freedom using Torah and the 12-step program.

Passover & the Power of Love

Passover & the Power of Love

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After the tragic death of my rabbi and Rebbetzin, my Passover memories are awash with saltwater tears.

From Homeless to Harvard

From Homeless to Harvard

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Passover is the time to tell your story.

Ayelet’s Enduring Spirit

Ayelet’s Enduring Spirit

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Hindy Poupko Galena’s heart-rending story of inspiration and tragedy.

With One Heart

With One Heart

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Growing up with four developmentally disabled brothers.

The Yizkor Club

The Yizkor Club

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Entering this mysterious, exclusive club provided a surprising connection to my mother.

SportsKids of the Year SportsKids of the Year

SportsKids of the Year

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An inspiring story of two brothers. Share it with your family.

Run While You Can

Run While You Can

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My clock is ticking and I know it.

Miriam’s Courage Miriam’s Courage

Miriam’s Courage

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Miriam Spiegel is no ordinary teenager.

Rav Noah’s Gifts

Rav Noah’s Gifts

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Hardly a day passes that I don’t crave his wise advice and loving care.

Painting God

Painting God

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My quest for answers does not preclude a simple, emotional acceptance of God’s presence in the world.

Death By Falafel

Death By Falafel

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They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Does that count for sandwiches?