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A Place for the Light

A Place for the Light

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Sometimes the wrong way gets you to the right destination.

Keep on Singing

Keep on Singing

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Look carefully at the quiet miracles happening all around you.

Things Fall Apart - A note from the Author

Things Fall Apart - A note from the Author

My descent into madness.

The Sounds of Silence

The Sounds of Silence

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Confronting the frightening reality of a hearing impairment.

The Maccabiah's Ripple Effect

The Maccabiah's Ripple Effect

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For one Hungarian family, being Jewish was a curse. Then basketball changed everything.

Soul Existence

Soul Existence

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Attacked by a dog, a young girl starts questioning reality.

Losing Ben

Losing Ben

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A grieving grandfather, an overwhelmed father and wrestling with God.

When Cancer Came Knocking

When Cancer Came Knocking

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Everyone dies, some sooner than later. It's how we choose to live our lives that matters.

The Making of a Capitalistic Pig

The Making of a Capitalistic Pig

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Growing up in the Soviet Union, I felt there was something shameful about being Jewish.

Kaddish with Oprah

Kaddish with Oprah

by Simcha Jacobovici

Need a minyan? Nothing is too complicated for the Oprah show.

My Trauma of Divorce

My Trauma of Divorce

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Divorce feels like the death of something once so precious and dear.

Ivy League Trap

Ivy League Trap

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It seemed like the right thing to do. But whose idea was it?

Queen Esther Cleans for Pesach

Queen Esther Cleans for Pesach

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Something was missing, which turned out to be myself

My Wake-Up Call

My Wake-Up Call

by Moishe Mendlowitz

I was like a wind-up toy going a mile a minute, until one day I fell off the table.

Pushing the Limit

Pushing the Limit

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Rivka Wiesenfeld was a selfless dynamo who used every ounce of energy to give to others.

Sudden Death

Sudden Death

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Like the Purim miracle, God's intervention turned our worst fears to joy.

German Mother, Jewish Son

German Mother, Jewish Son

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One German mother's extraordinary response to the Holocaust.

Super Dreams

Super Dreams

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The amazing story of stock boy to superstar.

The Blind Son

The Blind Son

by Michael Levy

Despite her doubts and fears, my mother had the courage to let her blind son take risks and explore the world.

The Jewish Fighting Spirit

The Jewish Fighting Spirit

by IDF Rabbi

On the front lines with an IDF rabbi.

Absent Fathers

Absent Fathers

by Wendy Langer

My father's disloyalty undermined my relationship with God.

Top 10 Articles of 2008

Top 10 Articles of 2008

by aish.com

Aish.com looks back at some of the most popular articles of the year.

Blindness and Light

Blindness and Light

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Lavi Greenspan lost his sight at age 26. The last thing he wants is for you to feel sorry for him.

A Detour through Rwanda

A Detour through Rwanda

by Heather Gelb

How volunteering in a remote part of the world profoundly impacted my Jewish identity.

Emergency Room

Emergency Room

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Yesterday I prayed for a clear head and a productive work day. Instead, my baby lost consciousness and stopped breathing.

The White Fedora

The White Fedora

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Our seemingly insignificant actions are part of a cosmic symphony.

Einstein's Regret

Einstein's Regret

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Despite time and space being relative, our ability to try is a constant.

Straight Path: David Responds

Straight Path: David Responds

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The author addresses some of the many comments regarding his struggle with homosexuality.

The Straight Path Home

The Straight Path Home

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My personal struggles with homosexuality.

What Else Is There?

What Else Is There?

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Do I try to find the hidden meaning in my life at this moment or pretend that I'm free to give up?

My Neighbors, My Heroes, Part 2

My Neighbors, My Heroes, Part 2

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People who do great things become great people.

Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart

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Yona Yacobowicz transforms her turbulent life into song.

Moments of Choice, Lives of Greatness Part I

Moments of Choice, Lives of Greatness Part I

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My neighbor, my superhero.

Early Existential Perceptions

Early Existential Perceptions

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Back on that lonely, star-filled night when I was eight years old, I felt that everything was rotten and nobody cared.

Rolling with the Punches

Rolling with the Punches

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Ori Murray knew how to handle any punch that came his way, until life dealt him a blow he never expected.

When the World Stopped

When the World Stopped

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Six large lessons from one small intestine.

The Curse

The Curse

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Little did I know that my professor's curse would turn into a blessing.

Define <I>Perfect</I>

Define Perfect

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One morning at school, my perfect bubble burst when I found bumps in my neck.

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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My travels with Bob Dylan

Tom and Jerry and Me

Tom and Jerry and Me

by Michael Ross

Am I brave enough to believe?

A Holy Woman's Power

A Holy Woman's Power

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How can someone so great be so humble?

Finding the Poem Within

Finding the Poem Within

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A young poet's search for spirituality and his desire to reach out to his dying mother lead him to places he could never have imagined.

Nothing Stands before Desire

Nothing Stands before Desire

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Pushing open the closed door. A true story.

All for the Kids

All for the Kids

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Bradley Cohen is trekking across Israel to raise funds for needy children.

Queen Esther and the Nazis

Queen Esther and the Nazis

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I never doubted that the God who watched over my grandmother in Nazi Germany would watch over me as well.

The Catapult

The Catapult

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Passover: Why redemptive things happen to good people.

Sherry!

Sherry!

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What was the secret of her greatness?

A Kidney to Give

A Kidney to Give

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Why I donated my kidney to someone I didn't know.

Emerging from Anorexia

Emerging from Anorexia

by Gerald Kane

My daughter's journey from starvation to salvation

When Alzheimer's Hits Home

When Alzheimer's Hits Home

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I knew taking care of my mother with Alzheimer's would not be easy, but I didn't realize it could also be so rewarding.

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