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.
Fighting cancer with a combination of sprouts, prayer and traditional medicine.
A Southern Baptist, en route to conversion, talks about God and life in the U.S. Navy.
The doctors told me my grandmother was essentially dead. But she seemed too feisty to just disappear into a coma. My instincts told me: Talk to her!
A surrealistic car crash triggers an uncanny string of events.
My daughter's battle with leukemia taught me how to find consolation even in the midst of terrible pain.
Early morning in a birthing hospital, amid the joyous sound of a baby's first cry, my wife gave birth to silence.
Something big had happened that I didn't want to know about. My history had shoved itself into my face, and I couldn't make it disappear.
How did I get to be here at this exclusive WASPy garden party among the Kennedys and the Rockefellers? Then the answer hit me: by running away.
God is always communicating with us. Sometimes it takes a miracle for us to get the message.
A mother, whose son perished in the Twin Towers, searches for elusive "closure."
Not all wins take place on the playing field.
How life has changed for one World Trade Center survivor.
My return to Judaism and the many detours along the way.
When I was 20, I spent my junior year in college in France to run away from Judaism. But God had other plans for me.
After a 12-year bout with leukemia, a teenager's parents say goodbye.
A cosmic conspiracy to get one man to keep kosher.
From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.
Despite doctors' dire warnings of a problematic pregnancy, a couple decides to go full term.
A recent convert to Judaism describes her spiritual odyssey.
Seth and Sherri Mandell's remarkable mission to Asia brought a profound message of peace and hope amidst the darkness.
When our baby went into a coma, the moral dilemma began.
The mysteries of life and death provide one woman an unusual gateway into the meaning and beauty of traditional Judaism.
God is intimately involved in all that happens in our lives. And if what happens is cancer, then not only does He know about it, He makes it happen.
One man's story of the self-deception and honesty that clashes inside all of us.
My mother, a Holocaust survivor, always said, "You can be a Jew on the inside, but not on the outside." It was just too risky.
When my wife was diagnosed with cancer, something odd happened. Her anger at God went away.
An Aish UK rabbi, whose wife passed away some weeks ago, shares some profound lessons he has learned.
God becomes believable when life becomes unbelievable. *
Ten years after her brother was killed in an auto accident, a young woman reflects back on what she learned.
A great sage and leader of American Jewry teaches a lesson about small acts of caring.
There are special moments in life when we touch God's perfection. Here's one of them.
A recent convert to Judaism discovers that spirituality is embedded not only in souls, but also in the bricks of a wall.
By way of feminism, socialism and idealism, a small Jewish spark turns into a passionate flame.
Sometimes a person needs to meditate and think about things. Most of the time he just needs to eat something greasy.
Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, "Take the whole world up with you."
Angels can be created by human beings. My father taught me how.
Forget the holiday hike. A real spiritual path is steep and challenging.
When Esh Kodesh was a boy, he wished his kindergarten teacher: "May they not kill you. May you not die young." Last month, he died at age 25, gunned down by an Arab terrorist.
Israel is traumatized when a terrorist bomb maims three children, but one woman is catapulted to a new level of gratitude.