About the Author


Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is the co-founder of Aish.com, and co-author of "48 Ways to Wisdom" (ArtScroll). He is Founder and Director of Aish.com's advanced learning site. He is co-founder of HonestReporting.com, and author of "David & Goliath", the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He lives with his wife and children in the Modi'in region of Israel.


Eli Cohen: Israel’s Legendary Spy, Now on Netflix

A new 6-part series is testimony to the heroic and tragic tale.

Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits Inaugurated as Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah

Hundreds gather from around the world for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Bob Dylan and Me

A fascinating new book explores Louie Kemp’s 50-year friendship with the music legend.

Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits to be Inaugurated as Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah

The leadership torch is passed to a beloved teacher, Torah scholar – and Aish insider.

Reuven Bauman: Through Fire and Water

Reuven Bauman’s heroic rescue on a Virginia beach echoes his grandfather’s lifesaving deed 50 years earlier.

When Terrorists Abuse Israel’s Humanitarianism

Palestinian bomb-maker exploits “medical permit” to carry out terror attacks.

The Rage Less Traveled

A terror attack left Kay Wilson with multiple machete wounds. She continues to courageously fight back.

The Holocaust Survivor Who Captured Amon Goth

Josef Levkovich’s dramatic encounters with the villain of Schindler’s List. An Aish.com exclusive.

Moshav Modi’im Destroyed by Fire

Devastation strikes an oasis of music, love and joy.

Rashida Tlaib’s Four Lies about Palestinians and the Holocaust

Palestinians are complicit in perpetrating Jewish suffering.

Judah Samet: Dodging Bullets Again

70 years after surviving three Holocaust death trains, Judah Samet narrowly escaped the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. An exclusive look at his fascinating life.

Bigger than Basketball

Off the court, NBA superstar Dwayne Wade has quietly transformed lives.

This Orthodox Female Teenager is a U.S. Ping Pong Champion

Estee Ackerman is aiming for the 2020 Olympics, as long as Shabbat doesn’t conflict. An Aish.com exclusive.

The Rabbi of Mobileye

Engineer Mois Navon was part of Israel’s #1 hi-tech success story. Then he made a higher choice.

With Mengele in Auschwitz

After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, Yantu Weisz lived independent and strong till age 109.

Omar, AIPAC and the Jews

Minneapolis leaders have had enough of Ilhan Omar’s insincere apologies and anti-Semitism. An Aish.com exclusive.

Retrieving Our Stolen Bike

Sometimes the good guys win.

Tension in the Doctor’s Office

Connecting to the simple power of generosity.

Smearing Israel: The New York Times Suggests an Israeli War Crime

Does one errant IDF bullet warrant moral equivalence with Hamas terror tunnels?

The Kippah on Beale Street

A positive Jewish twist to the acclaimed new film.

PewDiePie and the Anti-Semitic Internet

We must stand against ethical abuse – or risk the consequences.

FBI and the Soul

Rabbi Cary Friedman helps cops survive the rigors of America’s most stressful occupation.

Our Miraculous Escape from the 2017 California Firestorm

The Rosenthal family just barely made it out alive. An Aish.com exclusive.

From Carpool Karaoke to Jerusalem

For Ari and Nes Blau, Hollywood fluff proves no match for Jewish destiny.

5 Key Principles for Success

How to overcome hurdles and achieve your goals.

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Israel Connection

For Nadia Murad, the Jewish people inspire activism and hope.

"The Angel": Secret Mossad Spy, or Cunning Double-agent?

One of the greatest suspense thrillers of all-time. And it's true. An Aish.com exclusive.

Struck by a Bus

Susan Segal miraculously survived a near-fatal crash that revitalized her marriage and changed her and her husband’s lives.

The Unstoppable Yehudit Abrams

The hi-tech maverick who recently won $360,000 for her early detection breast cancer device is also a convert to Judaism. This is her amazing story.

Surviving My Mother's Suicide

Shanee Markovitz, 19, is working to stamp out the stigma of mental illness.

When Death-Defying Stunts Go Tragically Wrong

What are YouTube daredevils truly after?

Daring Rescue in the Thailand Cave

Humanity has come together to declare the absolute value of human life.

Laughing While Someone Drowns

What happens to society devoid of mutual obligation?

Farewell to Charles Krauthammer

The great political commentator was articulate, brave and dignified, and an outspoken champion of Israel.

Escape from Newark

My harrowing flight home for Shabbat.

The White House "Hero Award"

Finding heroic opportunities in even mundane situations.

Moses' 6 Rules for Facebook

Ancient guidelines for a healthy social media experience.

Alibaba Loves Israel

Jack Ma, China's most successful entrepreneur, kvells over the Jewish state.

10 Reasons Why Abbas is an Anti Semite

For 40 years, the Palestinian leader has consistently spewed venomous hatred.

Israel at 70: More than a Start-Up Nation

Israel's flag testifies to our miraculous, unfinished mission.

Hockey Heroics and the Omer

Preparing for the big moment is the key to victory.

No Time to Think: 3 Ways to Defeat Pharaoh Today

We are enslaved by epidemic levels of distraction. Here’s how to break free.

The Fastest Woman in Israel is an Orthodox Mother of Five

Beatie Deutsch hits the winner's stand in the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon.

Saving Lives through Israeli Innovation

Eli Beer of United Hatzalah has transformed emergency medical care.

The Trap of Wanting It All

Status-seeking underlies Haman's intense hatred of the Jews.

The Hebrew Hammer's Amazing Path to the Winter Olympics

Representing the State of Israel in the Skeleton Sled competition, AJ Edelman puts his Torah-observance above all.

Rabbi Shteinman, Humble Giant

Serving God and the Jewish people for 104 full years.

Jerusalem: Stating the Obvious

I greeted the diplomatic news with a shrug.

Rabbi Lau on the State of Jewry Today

A thought-provoking conversation with the esteemed rabbi.

Operation Brothers: The Mossad's Secret Scuba Operation in Sudan

The extraordinary first-person account of the mission to save Jewish refugees, now a film starring Chris Evans.

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