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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

World's Greatest Love Story

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

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

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.

Three Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed Three Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed

Three Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed

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Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River.

The Passover Playbook

The Passover Playbook

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A Super Bowl champion shares inspiration from the Haggadah.

When Debra's Heart Stopped

When Debra's Heart Stopped

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Sometimes love can create miracles.

Coming Home From Ramallah

Coming Home From Ramallah

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The son of a Jewish woman and an Arab man struggles with his identity. A true story.

My Personal Purim Miracle

My Personal Purim Miracle

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I'll never forget the moment I was just a prop used in a larger, cosmic drama.

"You are the Jew who lit up my menorah."

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I felt I was the only Jew in the world. Thanks to Aish.com, now I feel part of this big, Jewish worldwide family.

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.

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.

The Alphabet of Happiness

The Alphabet of Happiness

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Before me was a fully sentient person who for four years had been silent, pinned down inside the ruins of her body.

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.

A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On

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At 13, Yitzy Haber decided to have his cancerous leg amputated. He's never looked back.