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Burning Souls

Burning Souls

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There are pivotal moments in life when we catch a glimmer of what lies deep within us.

Holywoman: A Roadmap

Holywoman: A Roadmap

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Climbing the ladder of spiritual attainment.

Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

by Sarah Plane

For three generations, people assumed we weren't Christian, but Jewish. Was there a Jewish connection in my family hidden in the past?

Unconventional Medicine

Unconventional Medicine

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Time was not on my grandfather's side. But I believed that God was. And He gave me the perfect antidote.

The Lost Torah Mantle

The Lost Torah Mantle

by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser

The dramatic retrieval of a long-lost family heirloom.

On the Jewish Road

On the Jewish Road

by Natalie Aloyets Artel

I don't know where my observance will end up, but I'll never be the spiritually disconnected Jew I once was.

Roger Keeps on Rolling

Roger Keeps on Rolling

by Jonathan Udren

A former international theater star now inspires audiences with his transformational story.

Mourning the Loss of a Memory

Mourning the Loss of a Memory

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My grandfather died from Alzheimer's, a disease that nibbled away at his mind like a rat.

Peering Through the Rainbow

Peering Through the Rainbow

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I found my pot o' gold in the place I least expected to.

Grandma's Lesson for Life

Grandma's Lesson for Life

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A hard-earned lesson about the purpose of life comes suddenly full circle.

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

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Think you're having a rough day? Think again.

Hippie Chanukah

Hippie Chanukah

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Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.

A Jewish Child on Christmas

A Jewish Child on Christmas

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My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.

My Last Line of Defense

My Last Line of Defense

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How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms

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It's not only a baby we're expecting.

Judaism: Opening the Closed Door

Judaism: Opening the Closed Door

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From White House Christmas parties to the Tefillin challenge.

Peanut Butter Time

Peanut Butter Time

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A deadly diagnosis can cut through the fog of petty concerns and yield a striking clarity.

My Strange Request

My Strange Request

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In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.

To Life

To Life

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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.

My Second Chance at Life

My Second Chance at Life

by Eliyahu Gelfand

Over four days, I nearly died half a dozen times.

Building Your Own Temple

Building Your Own Temple

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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.

Mr. Stein's Mysterious Ailment

Mr. Stein's Mysterious Ailment

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There were no sudden bolts of light, but I knew that right in front of me was a miracle.

Pillars of Strength

Pillars of Strength

by Valerie Reitman

A wheelchair-bound couple draw on faith and a positive outlook in raising twins.

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

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How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.

We Are All Brothers

We Are All Brothers

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Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.

Conflicts of a Buddhist Jew

Conflicts of a Buddhist Jew

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Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.

My Father and the Priest

My Father and the Priest

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A Jew is never completely lost from his people. A true unbelievable story.

Carrots Don't Cry

Carrots Don't Cry

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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.

Finding God on Mt. Whitney

Finding God on Mt. Whitney

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Soaring high into the deep blue California sky, a ribbon of humanity and caring was created.

My Guru, Dr. Jacobs

My Guru, Dr. Jacobs

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A funny thing happened on my way to saving the world.

In Search of the Perfect System

In Search of the Perfect System

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The founder of America's #1 telecom company shares his personal life odyssey.

The Jewish Japanese Factor

The Jewish Japanese Factor

by Aish.com Staff

A former Rockette gives new definition to the word J.A.P.

Do You Know Where You're Going To?

Do You Know Where You're Going To?

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Moving in the world of Hollywood and high fashion, one woman discovers her inner self.

My Partner in Torah

My Partner in Torah

by Chaia Sperling

A personal tribute to my friend, Ellen.

The Intruder

The Intruder

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Even suffering can draw us closer to God.

Cotton Candy Angels

Cotton Candy Angels

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Everything can change in an instant.

A Complete Healing

A Complete Healing

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My deep resentment toward my mother was somehow tied to an infection that was killing her.

Now She Could Fill My Heart

Now She Could Fill My Heart

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How could I feel God's presence while crowded with cancer, ugliness and pain?

Even I'm Worthy of Miracles

Even I'm Worthy of Miracles

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A true story about the power of a blessing and modern day miracles.

The Human Touch

The Human Touch

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A letter jolted me out of my complacency, reminding me that real change is truly possible.

Loving Life

Loving Life

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My great-grandma Bertha was amazing for many reasons, and not just because she lived life to the fullest for 106 years.

Sparks of Holiness, Rekindled

Sparks of Holiness, Rekindled

by Chana Afik

Descendants of forced converts of the Inquisition are rediscovering Judaism.

An Ordinary Woman

An Ordinary Woman

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My friend Rivka was an ordinary woman. How did she become so great?

Growth Through Kaddish

Growth Through Kaddish

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After my father died, we continued to grow together.

Raising Yehuda

Raising Yehuda

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Becoming parents of a baby with Down's syndrome has forced us to reconsider our views on parenting and what it means to lead a meaningful life.

Lessons from the Coast of Nowhere

Lessons from the Coast of Nowhere

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A young African child, whose family couldn't scrape together five dollars to keep him in school, has something most people lack.

Praying With Angels

Praying With Angels

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Hitching a holy express ride at the Western Wall.

Looking for Mr. Munk

Looking for Mr. Munk

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There was something different about Mr. Munk's Hebrew school class -- Judaism was not a bore.

Final Boarding Call

Final Boarding Call

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Through life -- and death -- a young mother teaches us to appreciate the grand eternal plan.

Mikey's Song

Mikey's Song

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Mikey's story is not one of terrible suffering, but of faith and triumph.