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.

Organ Donation

Saving a life is paramount in Jewish law, but organ donation is much more complex than signing a donor card.

Fifteen Steps to Freedom

The Sages designed the Passover Seder as 15 steps to make you enormously successful. Here's the key to unlocking the code.

Siamese Twins

A case of Siamese twins in England has doctors, judges and moralists perplexed. What does Judaism say about all this?

The Chosen People

Appreciating an often-misunderstood idea.

Celebration of Terror

When Palestinians celebrate terror attacks, the media is strong-armed into suppressing its coverage. Here's why.

Media Critique #26 - CNN's "Shootout"

When a Palestinian commits pre-meditated murder against an Israeli at point-blank range, CNN merely says that a 'gunfight broke out.'

Jews for Jesus

Underhanded tactics lure unsuspecting Jews into joining a Christian movement.

Why is the Media Biased?

The reasons abound, but the result is the same: Israel is getting a bad rap in the world media.

Judaism and Vegetarianism

Where's the beef? Examining the pros and cons.

I Can Do It

I conquered because someone believed I could.

7 Principles of Media Objectivity

With the media playing a key role in Mideast events, ensure that you're more than a passive player in the process.

Olympic Champions

A Jewish look at the quest for greatness.

Final Boarding Call

Through life -- and death -- a young mother teaches us to appreciate the grand eternal plan.

Missing in Action

Memorial Day is especially painful for the families of soldiers whose fate remains unknown.

Trent Lott's Moment

Each word and action is brimming with power. The trick is aiming in the right direction.

The Lieberman Legacy

Joseph Lieberman observes Shabbat and eats kosher. Is that good for the Jews?

When Children Kill Children

The Colorado high school shootings show a shocked society a reflection of itself.

Selling Model's Eggs

Selling models' reproductive services reveals a society that idolizes superficiality and externality at the expense of depth, meaning and inner quality.

Why Jews Don't Believe In Jesus

For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah. Why?

Shrek's Mazal

This summer's blockbuster hit is peppered with Jewish messages, thanks in part to one scriptwriter and his own wild Jewish saga.

Sugar Bowl Priorities

Are we more interested in 'getting ahead' or in doing the right thing?

Ramon's Legacy

He embodies some of Israel's highest aspirations, most painful memories, and the dream of Jewish unity.

The Refugee Issue

The issue of Palestinians refugees is a sticking point in the peace negotiations. But who is responsible for these refugees?

Small Acts, Eternal Consequences

The razor-close U.S. elections prove that no act, however small, goes unnoticed in the grand eternal plan.

Jewish Captives In Iran

Thirteen Jews held captive in Iran are threatened with capital punishment for spying.

Israeli Ambassador in Space

Col. Ilan Ramon will orbit the earth in search of Jewish unity. An exclusive interview with Aish.com.

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