My Father's Holocaust Secret

When Holocaust survivor Aryeh Goldberg passed away, he left his son, Tzachi, his gold watch. On opening the box, Tzachi found an old black and white photo of two women hidden behind the watch.

Under Siege: Past and Present

What the siege of Jerusalem teaches us about the Covid-19 siege.

The Burnt House in Jerusalem's Old City

The museum, near the Western Wall, shows a priestly house that was destroyed along with the Temple.

Mourning the Old Normal

Take time to mourn the life we used to have.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

Israeli Start Up for Quarantine Kindness

A community service helps families in quarantine, including running errands, taking out garbage, doing shopping and delivering care packages to children.

Taking Out My Box of Grief

Why I'm looking forward to Tisha B'Av this year.

I Am a Jew: Bari Weiss's Powerful Speech

The Jewish people were not put on Earth to be anti-anti-Semites. We were put on Earth to be Jews.

Thank You Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An open letter to the NBA star who called on African Americans to condemn anti-Semitism.

#JewishPrivilege

Being Jewish shouldn't be defined through suffering and negativity. Let's flip #JewishPrivilege to a positive.

100-Year-Old Torah Survives House Fire Intact

A family loses everything in a fire that gut their house. Despite the fire, the smoke and the water, the Torah was recovered undamaged.

Mrs. Hollander’s Opus: An MS Sufferer’s Legacy of Optimism and Faith

Despite her degenerative and debilitating illness, Kaila Hollander’ remarkable joy inspired an entire community.

An Irreplaceable Doctor: A Tribute to Dr. Elliot Samet

Our beloved community doctor died due to Covid-19.

Now is the Time to Move to Israel

We needed a final push to get us there. The pandemic and rise in anti-Semitism were it.

Israel Does Not Practice Apartheid

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is wholly different from the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

Defying 20,000 Nazis in New York City

In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.

Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

Francesco Lotoro has dedicated his life to uncovering thousands of pieces composed in concentration camps.

Reopening Our Shul: Don't Give Up

Despite all of our precautions, there was no minyan. I was ready to throw in the towel and close for the summer. Then this happened.

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.

My Jewish Privilege

Privilege is not a luxury, it’s a legacy; it isn’t a free pass, it is a weighty responsibility. Privilege shouldn’t breed entitlement, it should demand exceptional behavior.

Becoming a Jew: All the Perks of Membership

Becoming Jewish is a wonderful journey, but it isn’t always easy.

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

The surprising and extensive connections the Founding Father had with the Jews.

The Year of the Vilna Gaon

Long after most of its once-vibrant Jewish community is gone, Lithuania is embracing the legacy of the Vilna Gaon.

Anti-Semitism Gets you Fired by Labour, but Hired by NYT

What does a new editor at The New York Times have in common with two of Jeremy Corbyn's most prominent supporters? A willingness to spread anti-Semitic myths.

Israel’s COVID-19 Innovation

Even during this most difficult time, Israel is living up to its name as the start-up nation.

NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins on his Love for Torah and All Things Jewish

In his inspiring address to NCSY's Jewish Student Union graduates, the quarterback urges everyone to take the Torah seriously.

Jeopardy Winner Covers Her Hair on National TV

Meggie Kwait competed on the game show as a proud observant Jew.

Israel's Northern Landscapes

The north of Israel as you’ve never seen it before, covered in blankets of green, blooming anemone fields, and glorious mountains.

Think about Taking a Gap Year In Israel

Now may be the ideal time to spend a year learning in Jerusalem.

Captives of Hamas

Bereaved families rally to bring their sons home.

Heroic Soviet Prisoner of Zion

The valiant courage of Sylva Zalmanson. Marking the 50th anniversary of Operation Wedding.

Violins of Hope: Telling Holocaust Stories Through Music

Niv Ashkenazi's new album featuring instruments and music by composers that were affected by the Holocaust.

No Jewish Camp this Summer, Now What?

Camp changed my life. It can still change yours even if there’s no camp this summer.

Zoom Bombed: Take a Stand Against Racism and Anti-Semitism

A bunch of racists crashed our erev Shabbat program. It has emboldened us.

Frontlines Everywhere

Not all heroes wear capes or medical garb. Many are completely unseen and their praises go unsung.

How Covid-19 Brought Me and My Hasidic Neighbors Together

For years I felt rejected by my Hasidic neighbors. The pandemic changed all that.

I'm Deferring Harvard to Attend Yeshiva in Israel Next Year

With many universities planning to hold virtual classes next year, I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to spend a gap year in Israel.

Iranian Waiting for Political Asylum in Israel

Neda Amin, an Iranian journalist who made it to Israel and claimed political asylum to save her life, speaks to Aish readers.

Remembering Rabbi Norman Lamm

A grief-stricken testimonial by a lifelong admirer, devotee and friend.

Millions are Blaming Jews for Coronavirus

One out of five English people believe Jews are behind the coronavirus pandemic.

The Jewish Future Pledge: Ensuring Young Donors Give to Jewish Causes

The Jewish Future Pledge calls on Jews to give 50% of charitable contributions to Jewish or Israel-related organizations.

Islamic Terrorism: From Libel to Bloodshed

What role does radical Islamist ideology and lies about Israeli schemes for the Temple Mount play in Palestinian terrorism?

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