Guatemala Loves Israel – the Inside Story

On my visit to see Israeli relief work in Guatemala, I was bowled over by the country's great affection for the Jewish State.

Hanukkah is Jewish Pride Week

On Hanukkah, we proclaim our difference with special enthusiasm, refusing a ‘woke’ form of universalism which does not allow for Jewish distinctiveness.

I'll Take 300,000 Donuts Please

Israel's second largest donut buyer is an unsung hero who hands out Hanukkah treats to the poor.

Hanukkah and the Secret to Jewish Survival

The Greeks tried to stop us from being Jewish. The battle isn't over yet.

My Shiva Visit with the Ferencz Sisters in Jersey City

I wanted to express that I cared and that the whole of our nation mourns along with them.

Nu, Jersey City?

Dealing with crisis intervention and trauma in the wake of the murderous attack.

Is Hanukkah a Religiously Significant Holiday?

Hanukkah is far more than the Jewish Christmas. It is the holiday of the spiritual survival of the Jewish people.

Hanukkah In Bergen Belsen

The improbable true story of finding a menorah in a sea of dark despair.

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.

New Jersey Kosher Market Shooting

A little-known cult is behind the targeted attack of the kosher supermarket in New Jersey.

Shtisel Complicated My Judaism

Exposure to the closed, marginalized culture on the small screen made me realize how important it is to build bridges to the ultra-Orthodox.

An Arab Zionist's Harrowing Odyssey

Egyptian-born Hussein Aboubakr was 14 when he discovered much of what he was told about Israel was a lie. Today he wants Arabs to understand what Israel really stands for.

Michael Schudrich: Rabbi to Poland’s Jews, the Living and the Dead

Since 1989, thousands of Poles have discovered their Jewish roots and are free to pursue what it means to be a Jew.

Spoons from Auschwitz

With my elderly father, a survivor, a message of resilience and hope at NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage exhibit, “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.”

Jeremy Corbyn’s Pro-Palestinian Defender

A Marxist philosopher peddles in anti-Semitic tropes.

Did the French Hijack a Jewish Heritage Site?

The controversy behind Jerusalem’s Tomb of the Kings.

Don’t Put Me in a Box: The Death of Nuance

One day we will all be placed in a box; let’s enrich our lives by not putting ourselves or others in one until then.

I'm Not Apologizing for Being a Jew

In Canada, I'm standing for what’s right. And if that makes me the enemy, then so be it. I will not apologize for that.

9 Israeli Innovations Featured in TIME's 100 Best Inventions of 2019

Israelis are playing a major role in making the world “better, smarter, and even a little more fun.”

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.

Arabs and Muslims Standing Against Anti-Semitism

Three recent cases of Arabs and Muslims taking a brave stand against anti-Jewish hatred.

Only in Israel: Saving a Life and a Man's Livelihood

When a medic was injured, Israelis flocked to help save his business.

7 Amazing Jewish Converts

Inspiring stories from those who joined the Jewish people.

Jewish Foods You've Probably Never Heard Of

Many Jewish foods developed from economic necessity and were a way for poor communities to create something tasty from very little.

New York Times Whitewashes Terrorism

When the media hides the violent annihilationist goals and acts of Islamic Jihad.

British Public Figures Call Jeremy Corbyn an Anti-Semite

24 influential Brits have taken a stand not to support the anti-Semitic politician, despite the political costs.

Lion of Jerusalem: Transforming Israel's Capital

An exclusive Aish.com interview with Moshe Lion, the mayor of Jerusalem.

Israeli Tech Tackles Water Crisis

The new documentary, Sustainable Nation, follows the stories of three Israelis who are changing the world with water technology.

Tzfat: The City of Air and Kabbalah

Exploring the hidden spiritual nature of one of Israel’s Four Holy Cities.

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.

Reclaiming Jewish Identity from Anti-Semitism

Defining Jewish identity through joy and celebration, not pain and persecution.

Pico-Robertson: Story of a Torah Boomtown

How Aish Los Angeles helped transform a Jewish neighborhood.

Israeli Soldier Following His Brother's Footsteps

Capt. David Sarel, whose brother Maj. Benaya Sarel was killed during Operation Protective Edge, is driven to protect the people of Israel.

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.

The Jewish People's Blockchain and the Accuracy of the Torah

Long before the advent of Bitcoin, the Torah blockchain has proved to be robust and enduring.

Discovering My Mother Experienced Kristallnacht

Despite being fortunate enough to escape Germany, my mother did not escape unscathed.

Greek Rescuer Reunites with Jews She Saved During the Holocaust

One of the last stories of its kind unfolded in Jerusalem.

Jewish Conductor on the Underground Railroad

August and Henrietta Bondi’s Jewish home was a stop for slaves fleeing North.

Abraham: Altering the Course of History

Our forefather changed the way the world thought about itself, life and especially the Creator.

The Nazis Knew

“They don’t hate us as a people. They hate us because of our holy books."

The October 31 Pogroms

On October 31st, 1905, thousands of Jews lost their lives in violence that swept across Russia.

Youssef Haddad: Lone Soldier

The son of a Christian-Arab minister and seriously wounded as a Golani fighter, Youssef Haddad has dedicated his life to defending Israel’s reputation on the world stage.

Tree of Life Massacre One Year Later: Fighting Hate with Love

From Pittsburgh, Aish.com reports on anti-Semitism in America – and possible solutions.

Jews of Kurdistan: 10 Facts

Jews lived in thriving Kurdish communities for thousands of years.

Iran Banned from World Judo for Boycotting Israel

Until they allow their athletes to compete against Israeli athletes.

The Holocaust and Sephardic Jews

Are Sephardic and Mideastern Holocaust victims being forgotten?

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