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

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.

Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, Murdered in Terror Attack, Built Bridges between Israelis

His heroic efforts caused the terrorist to flee. He leaves behind his wife and 12 children and a unique yeshiva.

The Bride who Visited a Hospital on her Wedding Day

Yael Levy used her wedding day for an incredible act of kindness.

Israel is Over the Moon with its Spacecraft Blastoff

Israel is only the fourth nation to send a spaceship to the moon.

My Piece of the Puzzle

Jenna Elbas is unlocking teens’ potential by partnering kids at risk with special needs youth.

The Shalva Band: Winning Israeli Hearts through Music and Jewish Values

By refusing to break Shabbat and turning down a chance to represent Israel in the Eurovision, the popular band, whose members all have disabilities, has won the bigger competition.

This IDF Soldier from Maryland Still Needs Our Prayers

Nathaniel Felber was seriously wounded in a deadly terror attack which claimed the lives of two other soldiers.

Israel Sends Huge Rescue Team after Brazil Dam Collapse

130-strong delegation using advanced technology in effort to locate survivors.

Israel Mourns Two Amazing Young Women

Israel hit by a double tragedy as two inspirational women are laid to rest.

10 Life Lessons from Trees

Wisdom for living, garnered from the trees and fruits of Israel.

Rescuing Israel’s Wasted Food

How a NYC lawyer moved to Israel and left his hi-tech job to start Leket, Israel’s leading food rescue organization.

Resilience of an Injured Israeli Soldier

Critically injured in a terrorist attack, Idan Levy refused to give up his dream.

Tunnels in Northern Israel: What You Need to Know

Aish.com spotlights the Hezbollah tunnels threatening soldiers and civilians in the north of the country.

Soldier Credits Baby Daughter for Surviving Attack

And two soldiers were killed in attacks last week, while another is fighting for his life.

Israel’s Star Tennis Player: The Jewish Moments that Defined her Career

An exclusive Aish.com interview with Shahar Peer who retired last year as Israel’s most successful tennis player.

Parents to 200 Kids

Yehudah and Rikki Kohn are giving some of Israel’s most vulnerable kids a second start at life.

Pray for Couple Shot in Ofra and Their Baby Who’s Fighting for his Life

Family of couple shot by terrorists urges for prayers amid a ‘Hanukkah miracle’ that a worse tragedy was averted.

Choosing Life is My Revenge

In just under a year, the EMT course in Rabbi Raziel Shevach’s memory has trained 33 new paramedics, including his widow.

The Gold-Winning Jewish Wrestler of the Nazi Games

Karoly Karpati’s legacy of strength, Jewish pride and inspiration.

Ben and Jerry’s in Israel: Don’t Boycott Us

The Israeli company has nothing to do with the decisions of the international brand.

Living Under Fire in Southern Israel

We moved here to build a good life and we are here to stay.

Making Israel Proud in Abu Dhabi

An Aish.com exclusive interview with Israel’s gold-winning Judoku champion, Sagi Muki.

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