Hurricane Dorian: We're All Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

How to react to feelings of mortality and fragility.

Why World War II History Is Still Relevant

Five enduring lessons of this defining period.

I Became My Own Worst Nightmare

How the assumptions we make about others prevent us from truly knowing ourselves.

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Have More Than Two Children

Our world has serious problems. Having more babies can help solve them.

10 Jewish Quotes About Kindness

Now is a prime time to increase our acts of kindness.

Breaking into Auschwitz

Witold Pilecki heroically volunteered to enter Auschwitz where he organized a secret resistance.

The Day I Got Scammed

Yep, I fell for a tech support scam. And so could you.

The Moon Landing, 50 Years Later

How can we explain mankind’s unquenchable thirst to discover what lies beyond our earthly home?

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.

How I Suddenly Became a Dangerous Person

Writer and Portland-based podcaster Nancy Rommelmann became public enemy #1 after daring to publicly raise some questions about the #MeToo movement. She tells her astonishing story — what happened and why — in this compelling video.

The Denver Hair Stylist who Fought Against Anti-Semitism

Would I have had the courage to act as resolutely as Ron did?

Lucette Lagnado’s Lost Egyptian Jewish World

The award-winning journalist brought the Cairo Jewish community of her childhood to life.

Messages from Your Loved Ones After They’re Gone

Obsessed with death, a child of a Holocaust survivor creates an app that enables you to leave meaningful messages to loved ones.

Proclaim Liberty: How the Hebrew Bible Molded America

The Hebrew Bible indelibly molded the American founding, and its influence remains a part of its national story.

Baby India: There Are No Unwanted Babies

Why should any child be abandoned, or any baby deprived of life, when so many potential mothers and fathers yearn with all their hearts for the chance to adopt?

The Day Fox News was On in My Gym

Harshness of our public dialogue is being driven by hardline ideologues who see the world through lenses so thick that they can’t understand each other's views.

World War II Hero Speaks Out

Robert Hilliard wants us to follow his courageous example of standing up for what’s right.

5 Toxic Conversation Starters

How to bring back civility and respect in our conversation.

Harvard’s Mistake

Doesn’t Harvard believe in forgiveness and redemption?

Kyle Kashuv and the Limits of Forgiveness

Harvard rescinds the acceptance of young man who survived the Parkland shootings for racist statements he made as a teen and has since regretted.

Keanu Reeves Doesn’t Touch Women

In photo after photo a viral post shows the actor not touching women.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” and the Imposter Syndrome

His clothing would be invisible to anyone who was unfit for his position.

Just Breathe: Am I Worthy?

If deep down you think you’re garbage, you’ll treat yourself like garbage.

The Teen Who Got Oregon to Mandate Teaching the Holocaust

Thanks to a 14 year old student and a Holocaust survivor who became her mentor, Oregon schools have a new mandate to teach the Holocaust.

What’s the Wealthiest Place in the World?

It’s not the banks or the gold mines. It’s the graveyard.

What to Say (and Not Say) When There are No Words

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

Mount Everest and Mount Sinai

It is not the mountain that we conquer but it is ourselves.

Burial, Cremation and Baseball

A rabbi’s unusual argument for convincing a mourner to give his mother a proper Jewish burial.

Rashida Tlaib’s Four Lies about Palestinians and the Holocaust

Palestinians are complicit in perpetrating Jewish suffering.

Kate Smith and the Game of Thrones' Latte

A Starbucks latte in medieval England is merely ludicrous. Destroying lives and legacies without taking into account historic context is a far more serious distortion.

Dropping Out of Harvard Law School in 1947 to Help Jewish Refugees

An article in Time Magazine convinced Harold Katz to volunteer to help Jews illegally immigrate to Israel.

Jewish Wishes for the Royal Baby

A Bishop welcomes the newest royal baby with a Jewish twist.

Audrey Hepburn, Teenage Spy

A new book sheds light on the Hollywood star’s heroic wartime activities.

Instagram and the Holocaust

An Instagram campaign is bringing home the death of one girl -- and six million other Jews - one compelling post at a time.

Doing Jewish and Responding to Terror

Jews around the world are pledging to do more Jewish acts after the shooting in California.

Jews Shouldn't have to Pay with their Lives to Gather in Prayer

We need our leaders to work together to stop the hate — all hate — from the far right to the far left.

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.

Notre Dame’s Surprising Jewish Treasures

The destroyed cathedral still retains priceless art depicting Jewish heritage in France.

Bigger than Basketball

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

Suicide: A Society in Conflict

Recent events highlight America’s inconsistent views on suicide.

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