About the Author


Adam Ross

Adam Ross, a frequent contributor to Aish.com, has recently returned to Israel having served as the campus rabbi at Leeds University for Aish UK. He entered the world of Jewish education following a background in media and news broadcasting. Since moving to Israel in 2005, Adam has taught at many post college programs in Israel. You can follow his weekly blog with thoughts and stories for the Shabbat table at www.athoughtforshabbat.wordpress.com


What's a London Girl Like Me Doing as the Northern Spokesperson for the IDF?

Major Keren Hagioff's incredible journey from North West London to Israel, where she is the IDF Spokesperson for the Northern Command.

Prince Philip’s Mother Saved Jews during the Holocaust

Husband to the Queen for 74 years, Prince Philip was deeply proud of his mother, Princess Alice of Greece who was recognized as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.

Dazzling Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Found In Cave of Horror

The Israel Antiquity Authority beat looters to caves in the Judean desert and discovered 2,000 year old biblical artifacts among other historical treasures.

The Pope, Abraham and the Significance of Ur

The Pope’s pilgrimage to the city of Abraham’s birth sparks the question: what is the Jewish significance of this ancient city?

Israel’s Marathon Dream

As a boy in Ethiopia, Girmaw Amare dreamed that one day he would represent Israel as a runner in the Olympics. Now his dream is within reach.

Not Just Purim: Five Extraordinary Stories of Miraculous Redemption

Jewish communities around the world that were saved from the brink of destruction.

The First Druze Attack Navigator in the Israeli Air Force

Over a distinguished career, Lieutenant Col. A had fought in the Second Lebanon War, Operations Pillar of Defense and Protective Edge. An exclusive Aish.com interview.

Last Survivor of Legendary Warsaw Orphanage Dies in Israel

A beacon of hope during the Nazi occupation, the orphanage directed by Dr Januscz Korczak was built on the pioneering ideas of respecting and empowering every child.

Tefillin Found Hidden under Warsaw Ghetto Building

Construction workers discover a secret bunker with 20 sets of tefillin, several prayer books and weapons, testifying to the spiritual resistance of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto,.

Natan Levy: Israel’s Ultimate Fighting Champion

The French Israeli fighter discusses his values, Jewish identity, and what representing his country means to him. An Aish.com exclusive.

Holocaust Survivor’s Falafel is Tribute to His Survival

Every Jan. 18th, the anniversary of his darkest day, David ‘Dugo’ Leitner eats a falafel as a tribute to his mother’s love and that he’ll never go hungry again.

Israeli Eye Doctor Treating Thousands of Ethiopians

When Dr Morris Hartstein’s children asked to go on a volunteering trip together, he had no idea that it would change their lives and help over 5000 Ethiopians.

Jews and Morocco: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts

As Israel and Morocco establish full diplomatic ties, take a look at some of Morocco’s epic Jewish history.

Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Judaism's Ambassador

Rabbi Sacks was the voice I needed to hear 20 years ago when I was a university student in the UK.

Visiting the Sick in Corona Wards

Volunteers who have recovered from corona are shattering the isolation of those currently in hospital wards.

Israeli Air Force Pilot Fulfills Dream of 14-Year-Old Holocaust Victim

Every time he enters the cockpit, Lieutenant C recites Abramek Koplewicz's poem.

Hiding from Nazis

For 200 days Tibor Spitz and his family hid in a hole during the freezing winter to evade the Nazis.

New App Revolutionizes the Art of Giving

Falling on hard times, Jerry Latinik responded by finding ways of helping others. His vision sparked a revolution in kindness. .

The Last Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto

Passover 1943, an act of great spiritual defiance.

The Dead Sea Marathon Miracle

Israeli paramedic Meir Furmanski found himself in the right place and time to save a man’s life.

Ten Year Old Sells Enough Candies to Dedicate Torah Scroll

Naveh Shindler raised $30,000 to dedicate a Torah scroll in memory of the three boys, Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, who were murdered in 2014.

How Israeli and Iranian Judo Champions became Friends

Exclusive interview: Sagi Muki, Israel’s Olympic gold contender and World Judo Champion, speaks about his unlikely friendship with Iranian athlete Saeid Mollaei.

Tu B'Shvat: Three inspiring Messages

Learning wisdom from the trees.

Israel’s Biggest Diplomatic Event Sends Powerful Message

Why Jerusalem is the right place to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Fixing Homes of the Poor in Israel

A new charity in Israel is restoring pride to homes, giving free handyman services to the poor.

Nathaniel Felber's Rehabilitation and First Smile Since the Attack

The US-born Israeli soldier is making great strides in his rehabilitation since the terrorist attack last year, but it is a long and arduous process.

Disabled IDF Soldier Broke Marathon Record with Prosthetic Leg

Eitan Hermon lost a leg in the Second Lebanon War and was told he'd never run again.

A Special Double Wedding In Israel, When the Rockets Rained Down

A bride and groom share their big day with another couple whose wedding plans were cancelled due to rocket fire, with the hall owners covering the extra costs.

From Ethiopia to Israel: Sharon Shalom's Epic Story

As an 8-year-old boy, Sharon Shalom crossed the Sudan desert to the Red Sea to realize his dream of reaching Israel where he became the first Israeli-trained Ethiopian rabbi.

Hidden in a Monastery; Saved by His Birthmark

The Shtemler brothers survived the Holocaust hiding in monasteries disguised as Christian children. The youngest of the three boys tells his incredible story.

The Iranian Schindler

How Abdol Hossein Sardari protected Iranian Jews in occupied-Paris from falling into the clutches of Nazi persecution.

Representing the Jewish People on Million Dollar Mile

While wearing his kippah, Michael Neuman realized a childhood dream to compete at the highest level, stunning hosts to win $25,000.

The Pilgrims' Path: The Judaization of Jerusalem?

Archaeologist laud the path used by pilgrims to visit the Temple as one of the most significant finds from ancient Jerusalem.

The Jewish Wife I Never Knew I Had

With the help of Aish.com’s Live Chat, David Cohen's remarkable Jewish journey included surprises no one saw coming.

Digging Deep Roots in Israel

A Biblical archaeologist gives Israeli schoolchildren a chance to uncover a First Temple city, deepening their connection to Jewish history and Israel.

After Their Son’s Death, Parents Help Thousands of Families to Fight Cancer

After their son’s death from leukemia, Chaim and Miri Ehrental created Zichron Menachem to provide essential support to Israeli families affected by cancer.

Remembering Judith Kerr, Author of 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit'

The best-selling children’s book author about a Jewish girl fleeing Nazi Germany has died aged 95 in Britain.

Israeli Prisoner of War in Syria

Noah Hertz was shot down during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. His agonizing eight-month imprisonment sparked his journey back to Judaism.

Yom HaAtzmaut’s Inspiring Torch Lighters

An inspirational soldier, a doctor with cerebral palsy and a foster mother to 52 kids define Israel’s spirit to overcome.

The Tragic Story of Dan Givon: A Yom Hazikaron Remembrance

A week after receiving his wings in the Israeli air force, Dan fought in The Six Day War. He was killed defending Jerusalem.

Grandson of Mengele Twin Moves to Israel and is a Paratrooper in the IDF

Eva Slonim was a victim of Mengele’s horrific experiments in Auschwitz. Her grandson Ronen’s revenge is proudly defending the Jewish People.

The Kaliver Rebbe, Rabbi of the Holocaust, Dies at Age 96

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, who carried the scars and memory of the Holocaust, has died in Jerusalem aged 96.

Smuggled Out of Kovno Ghetto in a Sack

Arik Brik was a young boy when he survived the Holocaust. He moved to Israel with his family where he reached great prominence.

The Last Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto

Survivors testify about an epic Seder held in underground bunkers as the Nazis sought to liquidate the last Jews of Warsaw Ghetto.

The Life, Death and Burial of Zachary Baumel

After 37 years, remains of Brooklyn born IDF soldier is brought home.

Bible Era Seal Unearthed below Jerusalem Car Park

The tiny clay impression dates back over 2,600 years and bears the name, mentioned in the Bible, of a royal aide to King Josiah.

Asaf Lewin: The Aerospace Engineer behind Israel’s Historic Moon Landing

The excitement, trepidation, national pride and deeper meaning. An exclusive Aish.com interview.

Rafi Eitan: 5 Fascinating Things to Know

The man who captured Eichmann fought tirelessly for the Jewish people.

IDF Unit Raises Money to Save Soldier’s Life

Weeks after getting engaged, Mendel Gordon, an American lone soldier, discovered he had cancer. His band of brothers sprang into action.

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