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God’s Immunity Card

God’s Immunity Card

Growing up with chronic pain and deformities, I thought I paid my dues. How wrong I was.

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Our Son’s Special Bar Mitzvah
Chief Editor's Blog

Our Son’s Special Bar Mitzvah

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One milestone day encapsulated the highs and lows of raising a child with Down's syndrome.

Joyce Azria: Fashion Icon and Orthodox Jew

Joyce Azria: Fashion Icon and Orthodox Jew

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The energetic designer’s journey from Chanel to Shabbat.

Hare Krishna & My Search for Truth

Hare Krishna & My Search for Truth

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Growing up in an abusive environment, I was always yearning for home.

My Catholic Friend’s Question

My Catholic Friend’s Question

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Curiosity is the beginning of freedom.

From Downfall to Windfall

From Downfall to Windfall

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An Orthodox Jew, unjustly fired after complaining about a Hitler-themed training video, fights back.

A Simple Twist of Faith

A Simple Twist of Faith

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How did a Baptist, country girl like me, raised in the Bible Belt, become an observant Jew?

My Family’s Life-Changing Summer in Israel

My Family’s Life-Changing Summer in Israel

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My brother, the more observant Jew in our ultra-liberal family, convinced me and my siblings to explore Israel together.

Esther Chana’s Fabulous “I-Beat-Cancer” Ice Climb

Esther Chana’s Fabulous “I-Beat-Cancer” Ice Climb

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Faith, optimism and the love of a community join forces to help a woman fight a near-fatal diagnosis.

How Hamentaschen Brought Me Back to Judaism

How Hamentaschen Brought Me Back to Judaism

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Growing up in an inter-faith family, I knew nothing about Judaism. All that changed with Hamentaschen and a website.

A Precious Wedding Gift A Precious Wedding Gift

A Precious Wedding Gift

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A bride's selfless act teaches us how to be a blessing to the world.

God, Why Are You Doing This to Me?

God, Why Are You Doing This to Me?

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How my husband’s illness changed our lives.

Hug from Heaven Hug from Heaven

Hug from Heaven

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A tale of two mothers in the shadows of the Gaza War.

Life in Color

Life in Color

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Despite living in the grim black and white world of pediatric cancer, 11-yr-old Coby Rosemore paints in vibrant color.

My Search for Answers to the Big Questions

My Search for Answers to the Big Questions

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My parents said nothing when I was dating a Christian and attending church. But visiting me in Jerusalem, they’re panicked.

Marshall’s Mid-Life Crisis

Marshall’s Mid-Life Crisis

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Top five lessons from a quora post that went viral.

Shabbat with Bruce Springsteen

Shabbat with Bruce Springsteen

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An encounter with the music star taught Jimmy Baron a lesson he’d never forget.

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.

A Gift of Life

A Gift of Life

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Mr. Klein wanted to die. Suddenly he was given an unexpected new lease on life.

Back to Ukraine

Back to Ukraine

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A mass grave, 70 years later.

Stigma

Stigma

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A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.

White Privilege

White Privilege

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A South African representative offered my mother, a war refugee, a ticket to freedom. “You’re white. That makes you a first class citizen.”

Death, My Companion

Death, My Companion

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The doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I'm actually going to die.

My Son with Asperger’s

My Son with Asperger’s

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I have begun to see your life through the prism of Asperger's and my frustration is slowly transforming into understanding.

Hard but Good

Hard but Good

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With rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, I've stopped expecting life to be easy long ago.

With His Dream on the Line With His Dream on the Line

With His Dream on the Line

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An Israeli soldier faces a moral dilemma that threatens his dream of getting into an elite combat unit.

So What's Wrong With a Christmas Tree?

So What's Wrong With a Christmas Tree?

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Growing up with a Christmas tree made me wish that I wasn't Jewish.

My Yellow Sticky Hanukkah

My Yellow Sticky Hanukkah

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In the midst of the office Christmas party, I shocked myself by asking, “Are we doing anything for Hanukkah?”

Climbing the Mountain: Essay and Interview with Kirk Douglas

Climbing the Mountain: Essay and Interview with Kirk Douglas

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After 80+ movies, surviving a helicopter crash and a stroke, the famous actor who just turned 100 finds fulfillment in Torah study.

Hand of Fate: Amazing True Story Hand of Fate: Amazing True Story

Hand of Fate: Amazing True Story

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An Israeli soldier's parachuting accident affects a family in an unexpected way.

Burying Sam: Life after Death

Burying Sam: Life after Death

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Finding meaning after the death of my baby.

From Baptist Minister to Orthodox Jew

From Baptist Minister to Orthodox Jew

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Moshe Boldor’s harrowing odyssey from hunted renegade in Communist Romania to freedom in the U.S. as an observant Jew.

Saved

Saved

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A young Jewish man gets ensnared in the welcoming community of Messianic Jews.

The Henny Machlis Guide to Character Improvement

The Henny Machlis Guide to Character Improvement

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Henny’s loving-kindness, generosity, and exemplary character were the product of a lifetime of striving and working on herself.

God, Stay Where I Can See You

God, Stay Where I Can See You

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Shattered and made whole. Learning to trust God with everything.

Why a White Supremacist Renounced his Faith

Why a White Supremacist Renounced his Faith

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How a Shabbat dinner gave a young leader in the White Nationalist movement food for thought.

Judaism and My Addiction to Food

Judaism and My Addiction to Food

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No matter how much I eat, I never feel full. Food can’t fill what’s missing in my life.

My Decision to Start Observing Shabbat

My Decision to Start Observing Shabbat

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I’m no Abraham, but his act of walking in faith toward the unknown inspired me to do the same.

A Comedian's Return to Judaism

A Comedian's Return to Judaism

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I used to see Judaism as a restriction, but now I view it as a way to take better care of my soul.

A Walking Miracle

A Walking Miracle

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After my two strokes, doctors told my parents that I would never walk, talk or learn in a mainstream classroom. God had other plans.

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Without Hands and Feet

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Without Hands and Feet

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Kyle Maynard’s courage to live with no excuses demonstrates the sukkah mindset.

My Journey to Judaism

My Journey to Judaism

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Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to move up.

My Yoga Teacher’s Murder Became the Sound of the Shofar

My Yoga Teacher’s Murder Became the Sound of the Shofar

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Randy Smith’s death propelled me to go beyond my perceived limits.

The Bodyguard at My Door

The Bodyguard at My Door

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When my mother received a death threat, I got an unusual wakeup call.

Rebbetzin Jungreis Cared

Rebbetzin Jungreis Cared

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After the death of my son, the Rebbetzin consoled me and gave me a path to manage my grief.

Whispers of 9-11

Whispers of 9-11

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Inside the World Trade Center on that fateful day, Ari Schonbrun saw miracles.

From Buddha to Torah

From Buddha to Torah

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The unlikely path to spiritual discovery of a girl from Sri Lanka.

African-American, Christian, Witch, Jew

African-American, Christian, Witch, Jew

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In the shadows of slavery, one girl’s persistent questioning leads her on a relentless search for truth.

Not So Modern Love

Not So Modern Love

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Bill and Hillary weren't the only couple to meet in the library.

Irreversible Damage
Chief Editor's Blog

Irreversible Damage

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A miraculous true story demonstrates the power of prayer and reminds us never to give up hope.