Bringing Shabbat Home

In a world reeling from a global pandemic and a divisive US election, the Shabbat Project offers unity, optimism, and a much-needed break from the 24-hour news cycle.

The Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan

Don't believe Borat about Kazakhstan's hatred of Jews. The reality is rather different.

Shabbat: The Space Between

A memorable Shabbat experience makes an everlasting impact.

Burning the Talmud in Venice

October 31 marks the tragic anniversary of the end of a golden age of Hebrew books in Venice.

Jews and Pumpkins: 5 Surprising Facts

Plus two delicious pumpkin recipes with a Jewish twist.

The Flag of Israel: 7 Facts

The story behind Israel’s flag and why it’s a potent symbol for Jews worldwide.

Israel’s First Paralympic Gold Medalist

Most people don’t fall from an Apache helicopter and live to tell the tale. That’s just one of the things that make Noam Gershony different.

Lady Judith Montefiore: A Brief History

One of the great patrons of Jewish life supported Jews on three continents.

The Transformative Power of Ideas

Judaism is a way of understanding the world and contains life-changing ideas.

Gal Gadot’s Favorite Jewish Prayer

The Israeli actress wakes up each morning with a prayer of thanks on her lips.

Cleopatra and the Jews

7 little known facts about Cleopatra and the Jewish communities she ruled.

Coming Together Like Roots of Redwood Trees

Battling Covid-19 by sticking together, supporting each other and keeping strong.

Newark Minutemen: Fighting Nazis in New Jersey

When Jewish Boxers fought Nazis in the 1930s in America.

Working to Promote Holocaust-era Restitution Worldwide

An Aish.com interview with Cherrie Daniels, US State Dept. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.

The Oldest Love Affair in History

Amid rising anti-Semitism, the People of the Book rejoice with the Torah.

Why I Learn Torah Daily

Because it gives me cohesive answers to life’s ultimate questions, plus 7 other reasons.

Sukkot, Corona, and the Secret to Joy

A survivor's smile taught me how to experience joy during this pandemic.

I Don't Want to Stand Out as a Jew Anymore

I’m afraid the diversity blanket spreading over America won’t cover me.

Meaningful Yom Kippur at Home

Focus on these major themes of the Day of Atonement.

King David: Four Relevant Takeaways for Today

As Yom Kippur approaches, here are inspiring lessons from this seminal figure.

Ramban’s Newly Discovered Prayer

Nachmanides was a tireless Jewish leader 800 years ago - his newly discovered prayer can inspire us today.

This Holocaust Survivor Isn't Going to Let the Pandemic Stop Kol Nidre

During this time of change we have the power to strengthen ourselves and find our way in.

Visiting the Sick in Corona Wards

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

Rosh Hashanah and The Abraham Accords

The first historic Abraham Accord happened more than three millennia ago. It's no coincidence it's part of the Rosh Hashanah Torah reading.

Jump the Barricade: An Inspiring Rosh Hashanah Message

The true WWII story of Berel Gartner's encounter with King George VI.

Rosh Hashanah Dictionary

Common Rosh Hashanah words and phrases to help get you through the holiday.

Rosh Hashanah: The Power to Transform Your Life

An in-depth talk on how to tap into the essence of Rosh Hashanah.

How the Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto is Giving Me Comfort Today

Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira’s book has helped me cope during the pandemic.

The Meaning of Rosh Hashanah and How to Prepare for the Big Day

A 20-minute in-depth exploration on the judgment of Rosh Hashanah and why it comes before Yom Kippur.

7 Jewish Expressions to Start Using Today

These Hebrew phrases convey timeless Jewish principles.

Meet Ethiopian-Born Israeli Singer, Gili Yalo

The singer opens up about his music and journey of self-discovery.

The Last Jews of Yemen

The rescue of Yemenite Jews will bring an end to 3,000 years of Jewish life in the country.

Fighting Anti-Semitism One Reader at a Time

Sometimes God sends you your next writing assignment.

Six Facts About Challah

Surprising ways that challah connects us with Jewish history.

El Al's Historic Flight Over Saudi Arabia

It's encouraging to see prominent Arab thinkers – and the first Arab government in more than 25 years – rejecting the old rancor, and enumerating the gains peace can make possible.

Danny Danon’s Five Years at the United Nations

Exclusive conversation with Israel’s outgoing ambassador on everything from peace to the Torah.

Welcoming Shabbat on Zoom

People who never celebrated Shabbat are joining together each week to light candles, recite some prayers, sing and be inspired by one another.

Rabbi Shai Ohayon Killed in Terror Attack

The rabbi leaves behind his beloved wife and four children.

Arson at the Delaware Chabad House

Anti-Semites may ignite fires in our shuls but they can't extinguish the fires in our souls.

Nissim Black on Jewish Pride

The Black Jewish rapper on the importance of forging a strong Jewish identity.

Jews and Belarus: 7 Facts

Jews have long played a pivotal role in Belarus.

Israeli Combat Soldier with Cerebral Palsy

Dor Frir is the first soldier with cerebral palsy to serve in a combat role in the IDF. He's already a hero.

12-Year-Old Jewish Hero of WWII

How teenage violin prodigy Motele Schlein single-handedly destroyed a Nazi SS unit.

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.

A Safety Net for Holocaust Survivors during COVID-19

It is our responsibility to take care of survivors and offer them peace in their final years.

United Arab Emirates, Jews and Israel: 7 Facts

UAE and Israel reach a historic accord to normalize ties between the two nations.

Why Do Jews Wear a Kippah?

4 ways wearing a kippah is like a wedding ring.

The 150-Year-Old Bris Pillow

Stitched in a Lithuanian shtetl, this family heirloom is miraculously unearthed right before my son’s circumcision.

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