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My Moment of Truth

My Moment of Truth

As my father’s cries entered the deepest crevices of my heart, I had an epiphany.

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God Protect You: Grandma’s Necklace She Saved from the Holocaust

God Protect You: Grandma’s Necklace She Saved from the Holocaust

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The pendant’s life-affirming message of hope gave her courage to embrace challenges throughout her life.

A Wedding, 9/11, and a Ticket to Yeshiva

A Wedding, 9/11, and a Ticket to Yeshiva

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The inner workings of a young man about to go to Israel and leave everything behind.

Experiencing the Awesomeness of God in Casper, Wyoming

Experiencing the Awesomeness of God in Casper, Wyoming

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Totality and living totally in the moment.

Off the Grid: Joshua Safran’s Childhood Was Nothing like Yours

Off the Grid: Joshua Safran’s Childhood Was Nothing like Yours

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One boy’s improbable journey from witches’ commune to Jerusalem.

My Guru, Dr. Jacobs

My Guru, Dr. Jacobs

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

Two Sons – One Typical, One Disabled – Helped Me Discover My Potential as a Father

Two Sons – One Typical, One Disabled – Helped Me Discover My Potential as a Father

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My journey to uncover the real truth a father has to give.

Blake Nordstrom Speaking

Blake Nordstrom Speaking

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Our surprise direct line.

My Startling Lesson in Baseless Hatred

My Startling Lesson in Baseless Hatred

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I was fuming. No one had ever treated my severely handicapped daughter and me in such a cruel manner.

My Father's Miraculous World War Two Experience

My Father's Miraculous World War Two Experience

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How he and his tefillin survived.

Why Did Edward Reichmann Want to be Buried with his Socks On?
Why Did Edward Reichmann Want to be Buried with his Socks On?

Why Did Edward Reichmann Want to be Buried with his Socks On?

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The incredible story about the dying billionaire's odd letter to his family.

Next Year In Jerusalem, Part 1

Next Year In Jerusalem, Part 1

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

My Night in the Emergency Room

My Night in the Emergency Room

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On the day of my mother’s unveiling, her words from the past came to comfort me.

My Journey to Observing Shabbat

My Journey to Observing Shabbat

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My five-year struggle to give up technology and learn to connect to my soul.

Judaism, Masturbation and Me

Judaism, Masturbation and Me

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My struggle to refrain from self-satisfaction.

Christ Killer

Christ Killer

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I’m learning to stand up for myself and assert my Jewish pride, even when it’s incredibly uncomfortable.

7-4-0-1

7-4-0-1

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Tuvia Ariel’s amazing true story about a number from the Holocaust.

Lessons From My Father

Lessons From My Father

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The most important life lessons I learned are ones that my father never actively tried to teach me. He simply lived them.

The Nazi and the Jew-Doctor

The Nazi and the Jew-Doctor

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What drove this tortured soul to seek out a Jewish psychologist?

The Blind Judge

The Blind Judge

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State Supreme Court judge, marathon runner and tireless advocate for people with disabilities, Richard Bernstein is incredibly inspiring. Just don’t tell him that.

Non-Jews Following the Torah in the Andes

Non-Jews Following the Torah in the Andes

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"We were native Peruvians, but everybody called us 'the Jews'."

Why Are You Keeping Kosher and Torturing Your Parents?

Why Are You Keeping Kosher and Torturing Your Parents?

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“Why are you doing all this?” they asked. Here’s what I wish I had answered.

Kaddish for My Mother

Kaddish for My Mother

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My mother almost left this world without my love.

Queen Elizabeth's Mother-in-Law Saved Jews during the Holocaust

Queen Elizabeth's Mother-in-Law Saved Jews during the Holocaust

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The incredible story of Princess Alice of Battenberg.

My Aish Story

My Aish Story

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It all began New Year’s eve in a casino in Reno.

Remembering My Father, Rabbi Noach Weinberg

Remembering My Father, Rabbi Noach Weinberg

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A glimpse of what it was like growing up with my loving, brilliant, trail-blazing father.

High Priestess

High Priestess

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The shmata on my head is a statement as bold as my red curls: I am proud to be a Jew.

God’s Immunity Card

God’s Immunity Card

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

Our Son’s Special Bar Mitzvah
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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.