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When Christmas and Hanukkah Crashed

When Christmas and Hanukkah Crashed

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For the first time in my life, I was the only Jew in the group.

Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath

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Sandy brought her game. Now it’s time to bring ours.

My Cancerous Pixel

My Cancerous Pixel

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When life seems to overwhelm, I focus on the Big Picture.

Here’s What I Want

Here’s What I Want

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One day, Josh Bieber lost the use of his left arm and his speech started to slur. His ‘want list’ began to change, dramatically.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

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My descent into madness.

Mayim Bialik: My Car Accident

Mayim Bialik: My Car Accident

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The Jewish take.

My Song

My Song

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From singing with Gloria Estefan to women-only concerts. One of the most talented female singers in the Jewish world speaks her mind.

Forgiving Daddy

Forgiving Daddy

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Even I am worthy of love.

Who Will Live

Who Will Live

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I lie awake worrying about my upcoming surgery. Will I lose my ability to speak? Will I even wake up?

The Ugly Dog

The Ugly Dog

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Sometimes ugly can be the most beautiful thing in the world.

Surfboard Spirituality

Surfboard Spirituality

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Based on his own life experiences, Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser knows that Judaism can speak to today’s disaffected youth.

My 11 Months of Kaddish

My 11 Months of Kaddish

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How saying Kaddish for my father changed my life.

Silence is Not an Option

Silence is Not an Option

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Born and raised in Poland, I assumed my mother’s Holocaust burden.

The Narrow Bridge

The Narrow Bridge

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Coming to grips with my father’s untimely death.

Matisyahu: Exclusive Interview

Matisyahu: Exclusive Interview

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With honesty and candor, the reggae star discusses his spiritual journey and redefining his Jewish identity.

The Jewish Tattoo

The Jewish Tattoo

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Daniel expected his Star of David tattoo to provoke a physical struggle with others. Instead it provoked a spiritual struggle within himself.

Swimming through the Pain

Swimming through the Pain

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Ten years ago Asael Shabo lost his mother, three siblings and a leg to a terrorist. Now he’s on course to the 2016 Olympics.

Still Wonderful

Still Wonderful

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Out of the blue, Efryim Shore became paralyzed from the neck down.

Mayim Bialik: Mikvah Connoisseur

Mayim Bialik: Mikvah Connoisseur

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The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star speaks frankly about her Jewish identity.

Winking at the Angel of Death

Winking at the Angel of Death

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She first met him in the ghettos. Now she had only a few minutes before he’d finally reach her.

The Angel in Shiny Shoes

The Angel in Shiny Shoes

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One child’s determination and the kindness of a stranger. A true story.

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l: Living for Others

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l: Living for Others

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A close student explains why the Jewish world mourns this great rabbi.

Change Agent

Change Agent

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How I discovered the keys to social activism in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Jerusalem.

Planting a Tree of Life

Planting a Tree of Life

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Cremating my mother was the worst decision I ever made. How could I make it up to her?

What the Flowers Taught Us

What the Flowers Taught Us

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Our history as a family was gone. A vanished empire, with only three orphans left to witness that it had ever been.

My Terrible Secret

My Terrible Secret

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A past trauma was silently wreaking havoc on my life.

Aish.com's Best of 2011

Aish.com's Best of 2011

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Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Chanukah in the Locked Ward

Chanukah in the Locked Ward

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Lighting the menorah after my nervous breakdown.

Confessions of a Flaming Baal Teshuva

Confessions of a Flaming Baal Teshuva

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Living an observant life is beautiful and it needs to be expressed in an atmosphere of love and respect.

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

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I grew up with the four H's: Holy Land, Holocaust, Hebrew and Holidays. But it was the fifth H that changed my life.

Life's Most Important App

Life's Most Important App

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Appreciating more with less.

In the Sukkah

In the Sukkah

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In that temporary shack we felt our permanence.

Identifying Your Life’s Mission

Identifying Your Life’s Mission

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This Rosh Hashanah, electrify your life with purpose.

The Chain of Life

The Chain of Life

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I don’t want to be stereotyped as the girl who lost her dad in 9/11.

Encounters with Elijah

Encounters with Elijah

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Elijah the Prophet showed me what it means to be a Jewish princess.

Abba, Where Are You?

Abba, Where Are You?

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I'll never forget the day we found out my father had cancer.

World's Greatest Love Story

World's Greatest Love Story

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Nancy and Howard Kleinberg's love story is nothing short of a miracle.

The Spanish Inquisition and Me

The Spanish Inquisition and Me

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Becoming a Jew was my greatest act of defiance.

Back to Ukraine

Back to Ukraine

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A mass grave, 70 years later.

Death, My Companion

Death, My Companion

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The doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I'm actually going to die.

In This Shadowy World

In This Shadowy World

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A Torah scholar who perished in the Holocaust reveals the meaning of spiritual victory to a woman dying from cancer.

Rebirth

Rebirth

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Our son nearly died in a car accident. Today we are witnessing the miracle of his recovery.

Seoul Man

Seoul Man

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I have a message for my Korean exchange student, 20 years in the making.

The God of Large and Small

The God of Large and Small

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My day in traffic court.

My Enemy, My Friend

My Enemy, My Friend

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My new neighbor wanted nothing to do with religious Jews.

Porcelain Unicorn

Porcelain Unicorn

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A short Holocaust film, Grand Prize Winner of the Philips "Tell It Your Way" competition.

What Every Parent Dreads

What Every Parent Dreads

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It was 10 pm when we got the call: "Your son was in a car accident. The situation is very serious. Come to the hospital immediately."

Letter from World War II

Letter from World War II

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In commemoration of U.S. Memorial Day, a letter from an American Jewish soldier to his parents.

Discovering Angels

Discovering Angels

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How the Jewish Sabbath transformed my life.

Donating My Kidney

Donating My Kidney

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Giving a stranger my kidney was one of my life's most rewarding experiences.