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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?

Doomed

Doomed

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Sometimes hitting rock bottom isn't enough.

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.

The Nazi Mascot

The Nazi Mascot

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Almost all his life Alex Kurzem has kept a lonely secret.

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

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Our disabled son has taught me to embrace the simple and everyday beauty of life.

Chanukah in the Soviet Gulag

Chanukah in the Soviet Gulag

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When the enemy answered "amen."

Rabbi Akiva's Optimism

Rabbi Akiva's Optimism

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How the Jewish People managed to persevere throughout the arduous centuries of exile.

The Possible Dream

The Possible Dream

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Sometimes dreams come true. And sometimes the truth becomes a dream.

Two are Better than One

Two are Better than One

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They had been married 62 years and there were no children. Every day she sat by his side, willing him to get better and come home.

Choosing to See

Choosing to See

by Jenna Handler

We don't need 20/20 vision to see God's hand in the world, or to feel His love.

A Kiss from Above

A Kiss from Above

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Don't wait for a near miss with a bus to realize that God is guiding your every step.

Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure

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They like us in Poland, now that we're dead.

My Palace, My Sukkah

My Palace, My Sukkah

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Every little girl dreams of being a queen in her own palace. One day in India, I tripped into my childhood fantasy.

Inspired Chicken Soup

Inspired Chicken Soup

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Sometimes the way to a man's soul is through his stomach.

Stepping into the Sukkah

Stepping into the Sukkah

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My unexpected portal into the rich spiritual world of Judaism.

An American Jew in Russia

An American Jew in Russia

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All Jews have a still small voice inside of them that says, "I am a Jew."

This Year in Uman

This Year in Uman

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What happens when a Jew who is a slave to creature comforts finds himself on Rosh Hashana in Uman, Ukraine, with 30,000 Chassidim and no hot running water?

A Tree Falls in Boro Park

A Tree Falls in Boro Park

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After ten years, Jerusalem had yielded no career and no man. It was time to go to the city of intense dating.

More Holy Woman

More Holy Woman

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An exclusive excerpt from Sara Rigler's must-read new book.

Scavenging for Shells

Scavenging for Shells

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Death is like a tsunami, threatening to sweep away everything in its path.

God and I

God and I

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My conversion to Judaism.

Letting My Hair Grow Again

Letting My Hair Grow Again

by Arwen Kuttner

As a cancer survivor, I wanted to wear a badge

Googling to God

Googling to God

by Jonathan Milner

My spiritual journey of a thousand miles began with a single click.

Deep Center

Deep Center

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My kind of position. No pressure, no embarrassing errors, and no one gets hurt.

Next Year in Jerusalem, Conclusion

Next Year in Jerusalem, Conclusion

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A groundbreaking chronicle of spiritual search, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine, April 1977.

Next Year in Jerusalem, Part 2

Next Year in Jerusalem, Part 2

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A groundbreaking chronicle of spiritual search, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine, April 1977.

Reservoir of Faith

Reservoir of Faith

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The cancer could not stop her from caring for and inspiring others.

Seeing Clearly: A Blind Woman's Vision

Seeing Clearly: A Blind Woman's Vision

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The lessons of Passover embodied in one woman's life.

The Body, the Bridge, and the Black Hat

The Body, the Bridge, and the Black Hat

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It all started with playing a dead body on an episode of one of the highest-rated series.

Who Will Save the Baby?

Who Will Save the Baby?

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A yeshiva student's heroic choice.

A Super Bowl to Remember

A Super Bowl to Remember

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God had some other plans for me that day besides watching TV and stuffing myself with popcorn.

Life after the Super Bowl

Life after the Super Bowl

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Football champion Alan Veingrad is still making all the right moves.

Handicaps

Handicaps

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Batya Feigenbaum can barely walk, but she sure can soar.

In His Hands

In His Hands

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How one man faced the ultimate moment of truth: life or death.