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Chicken Soup for the Mind

Chicken Soup for the Mind

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A Chinese girl forced me to confront what it means to be Jewish.

Adopted: The Search for My Heritage

Adopted: The Search for My Heritage

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My difficult search for proof of my Jewish identity.

Jewish on the Outside

Jewish on the Outside

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Eli Schwebel’s journey to discovering his heart.

My Strange Relationship with Daniel Pearl

My Strange Relationship with Daniel Pearl

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Can an embodied spirit be connected in some way to a disembodied one?

Izzy’s Mission

Izzy’s Mission

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Learning how to embrace challenge from Shmuel and Chani Zundell’s inspiring example.

Love without Conditions

Love without Conditions

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Grappling with the death of my husband.

The Missing Peace

The Missing Peace

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Utilizing Judaism’s spiritual principles opened my heart to discover a purpose-driven life.

Marvin’s Dance

Marvin’s Dance

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Marvin Casey’s amazing journey from black, Church-going hip hop dancer to yeshiva student, English/dance instructor in Israel.

God's Calling Card

God's Calling Card

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Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.

To the Ticket Agent at the Delta Counter

To the Ticket Agent at the Delta Counter

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A powerful lesson in forgiveness – and being a role model for your kids.

A Bum Deal A Bum Deal

A Bum Deal

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Rufus Hannah's remarkable true story of unspeakable exploitation and redemption, and the man who saved him.

Broken Hand, Opened Heart

Broken Hand, Opened Heart

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Control freaks like me have a hard time asking for help.

What’s a Former Christian, Orthodox Woman Doing as Dean of an Israeli University?

What’s a Former Christian, Orthodox Woman Doing as Dean of an Israeli University?

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Malka Schaps, a world-renowned professor of mathematics, is smashing glass ceilings.

No Complaints

No Complaints

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My father’s unwavering faith in the shadow of cancer.

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
Breaking News

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.