A deadly diagnosis can cut through the fog of petty concerns and yield a striking clarity.
Hovering inexplicably between the known and the unknown, my dying Grandma was struggling with some unfinished business.
In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.
I'm sure you must have your own -- sometimes painful -- examples to remind you that life is not to be taken for granted. Well here's one more.
Over four days, I nearly died half a dozen times.
My 11-year-old daughter came a lot closer than most of us ever will to really understanding the true meaning of Tisha B'Av.
There were no sudden bolts of light, but I knew that right in front of me was a miracle.
A wheelchair-bound couple draw on faith and a positive outlook in raising twins.
How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.
Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.
Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.
A Jew is never completely lost from his people. A true unbelievable story.
Doctors said that Marsi Tabak would remain in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of her life. With tireless dedication and a warehouse of faith, her husband proved them wrong.
Soaring high into the deep blue California sky, a ribbon of humanity and caring was created.
The founder of America's #1 telecom company shares his personal life odyssey.
A former Rockette gives new definition to the word J.A.P.
Moving in the world of Hollywood and high fashion, one woman discovers her inner self.
A personal tribute to my friend, Ellen.
My deep resentment toward my mother was somehow tied to an infection that was killing her.
How could I feel God's presence while crowded with cancer, ugliness and pain?
A true story about the power of a blessing and modern day miracles.
My great-grandma Bertha was amazing for many reasons, and not just because she lived life to the fullest for 106 years.
Descendants of forced converts of the Inquisition are rediscovering Judaism.
My friend Rivka was an ordinary woman. How did she become so great?
A young African child, whose family couldn't scrape together five dollars to keep him in school, has something most people lack.
I was a three-day a year Jew who stopped by McDonalds on the way to the golf course every Saturday morning. Now I'm being called an observant Jew. What happened?
Some survivors spoke freely about their war experiences; others never said a word. A child reflects back on this mammoth dilemma amidst the backdrop of a shocking discovery.
There was something different about Mr. Munk's Hebrew school class -- Judaism was not a bore.
Through life -- and death -- a young mother teaches us to appreciate the grand eternal plan.
Mikey's story is not one of terrible suffering, but of faith and triumph.
I hadn't thought much of Michael in the last three years. Until a few weeks ago when I heard that he had died of a sudden heart attack.
Death has never been an infrequent occurrence. But I wasn't in the know.
Mr. Meyer had less than a 1% chance walking out of the hospital. But that was only according to science.
I could not believe her luck. She had a wheelchair, she was sick and to top it all off, she had been in the hospital with all those presents
The Florida Marlins were so much fun to watch because something came from nothing.
With his team's miraculous World Series performance on the field, one young man marvels at his own miraculous feat.
Decades of hurt and strain finally give way to understanding and reconciliation.
All you need for a wedding celebration is people power.
I used to think that Jewish unity meant all of us being the same. Naphtali showed me otherwise.
I had indispensable training in becoming an observant Jew: the U.S. Marines.
A dramatic route to self-discovery includes a detour at Indian reservations in South Dakota.
An accidental encounter with Hebrew alters the destiny of an African prince.