Seven years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
After my husband died, it was my youngest daughter who taught me to embrace life again.
I wished that somehow they had known how to make me feel included, that cold and rainy Sukkot night, rather than ostracized.
Despite my sincere desire to save the world, I never managed to move past rhetoric and idealism to meaningful action. Then I started learning about Judaism.
My son was becoming religious, and I wondered where did I go wrong?
Looking back on my most difficult year.
My one-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with a terminal genetic disorder.
She was unusual and the kids knew it. The time has come to ask her forgiveness.
There are pivotal moments in life when we catch a glimmer of what lies deep within us.
For three generations, people assumed we weren't Christian, but Jewish. Was there a Jewish connection in my family hidden in the past?
Time was not on my grandfather's side. But I believed that God was. And He gave me the perfect antidote.
The dramatic retrieval of a long-lost family heirloom.
I don't know where my observance will end up, but I'll never be the spiritually disconnected Jew I once was.
A former international theater star now inspires audiences with his transformational story.
My grandfather died from Alzheimer's, a disease that nibbled away at his mind like a rat.
I found my pot o' gold in the place I least expected to.
A hard-earned lesson about the purpose of life comes suddenly full circle.
Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.
My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.
From White House Christmas parties to the Tefillin challenge.
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.
A letter jolted me out of my complacency, reminding me that real change is truly possible.
My great-grandma Bertha was amazing for many reasons, and not just because she lived life to the fullest for 106 years.