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The Fading Light of a Time of Heroes

The Fading Light of a Time of Heroes

Dad, didn’t you help liberate a camp?

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Bombshell: You Have MS

Bombshell: You Have MS

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My life has drastically changed. But I’ve gone from depressed to optimistic, paralyzed to athletic, and most importantly, hopeless to hopeful.

My Seventh Baby: My Marriage

My Seventh Baby: My Marriage

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All I wanted was another baby. My husband wanted us to go to marriage counselling instead.

There’s No Good Way to Kosher an Alaskan King Crab

There’s No Good Way to Kosher an Alaskan King Crab

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Don’t ask me how, but this treif-eating Jew has two children who attend Yeshiva University.

The Anti-Missionary

The Anti-Missionary

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Sometimes it takes one to know one.

My Parents vs. My Own Life

My Parents vs. My Own Life

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When does, “I have to live my own life” become selfishness?

Finding Uzi

Finding Uzi

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35 years ago they changed each other’s lives and drifted apart. Then Facebook brought them together again.

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

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A mother who buried her Jewish identity, and her son’s astonishing quest to reclaim it.

How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death
How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death

How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death

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How do you come back from the shock and pain of knowing your love has died and will never return? Ari, a single father of three, shares his moving story.

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.

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

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The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Seeing More with One Eye

Seeing More with One Eye

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Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite
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At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

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The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

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With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the parent company demanded that they work on this one Shabbat.

The Jewish Prince of Persia

The Jewish Prince of Persia

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The Shah of Iran's descendant tells his story from Jerusalem.

The Siege of Leningrad: The Harrowing Story of One Girl's Survival

The Siege of Leningrad: The Harrowing Story of One Girl's Survival

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And her closely-guarded Jewish secret.

The Emergency Call & the Anti-Semite

The Emergency Call & the Anti-Semite

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What does it take for a person to rethink his prejudices?

For Nerds Only: My Search for the Coveted SNES Classic

For Nerds Only: My Search for the Coveted SNES Classic

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A 33-year-old boy finally grows up.

My Bar Mitzvah in Abu Dhabi

My Bar Mitzvah in Abu Dhabi

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My Bar Mitzvah was a commitment to accept life’s true messiness and to take responsibility for my own.

A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On

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At 13, Yitzy Haber decided to have his cancerous leg amputated. He's never looked back.

Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah
Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah

Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah

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The actress and passionate Jew reveals what this ancient mitzvah means to her in this personal, beautiful video.

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

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Why some Jews suspect they've returned.

My Return to the Mikvah

My Return to the Mikvah

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I was desperate to get my marriage back on track and reclaim the intimacy we once felt with each other.

Close Call: Sometimes Milliseconds Matter

Close Call: Sometimes Milliseconds Matter

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Even the seemingly inconvenient occurrences are part of a larger plan.

When My Son Clinically Died

When My Son Clinically Died

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He had fallen into a pond and was found blue and lifeless. Then the miracles started to happen.

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder
How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

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Gabi discovered a path out of self-hate, faking it and critical judgments. She found her inner fighter and along with it her health, her passion, and her life.

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

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How did an ordinary Jew from Brooklyn become one of the greatest lights of our times?

My Nickname Was Retard: How I Survived Bullying
My Nickname Was Retard: How I Survived Bullying

My Nickname Was Retard: How I Survived Bullying

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With no friends and no future in sight, Ben cried himself to sleep at night, even contemplating suicide. But then he had a revelation that changed everything.

Who Got the Better Deal?: An Incredible True Story of Two Siblings

Who Got the Better Deal?: An Incredible True Story of Two Siblings

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A handicapped girl given up for adoption discovers her idol is her biological sister.

Going Orthodox: 8 Things that Surprised Me Living as an Observant Jew

Going Orthodox: 8 Things that Surprised Me Living as an Observant Jew

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I was still insecure and nervous about living a Torah observant life. What would my new life look like?

“All of You Hungarians are Anti-Semites”

“All of You Hungarians are Anti-Semites”

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A Hungarian, non-Jewish supporter of Israel experiences bitterness and mistrust from Jews, especially survivors.

Donkey Kong, Secret Agent Man and Not Feeling God’s Love

Donkey Kong, Secret Agent Man and Not Feeling God’s Love

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Four reframes for the times you feel very distant from God.

My Moment of Truth

My Moment of Truth

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

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.