Flames of Hope: The Power of Hanukkah

The menorah represents the faith and hope of the Jewish people that cannot be extinguished.

Jews and Chess: 7 Facts

Jews have long helped shape the game of chess.

Obama’s Revisionist ‘Promised Land’

In his new memoir, the former U.S. president misleads readers in a way that will forever shape their negative perspective of the Jewish state.

Oldest Greek Holocaust Survivor Passes Away

Esther Cohen, a survivor of Auschwitz, died at the age of 96. This is her story.

Jews in Exile, Making their Way Home

I am grateful that despite years of oppression, Soviet leaders were not able to erase the yearning for our spiritual inheritance.

Remembering Rabbi Hertzel Schechter

Beloved teacher, role model, and sweet singer of Israel.

Synagogue at Babi Yar

There are new plans to build a synagogue at the site of a horrific Nazi massacre of Jews.

This Scares Me More Than Antisemitism

The statistical threat of antisemitism pales in comparison to the damage we are doing to ourselves that is spurring the disappearance of our people.

Nazi’s Grandson Reaches Out to Apologize

Thomas Edelmann apologized to Hanna Eherenreich, the granddaughter of the Jewish businessman victimized by his Nazi grandfather.

Dreams Never Dreamed: Shalva's Beacon of Hope

A story of courageous and pioneering parents, and the institution they created that is an overwhelming force of good.

Why Are the Jewish People Compared to Stars?

Each of us is a source of incomparable radiant light.

A Rabbi’s Confession: What I Discovered by Not Going to Shul

I prayed and learned Torah at home, but there was no way I could replace the communal aspect that only a synagogue supplies.

Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Judaism's Ambassador

Rabbi Sacks was the voice I needed to hear 20 years ago when I was a university student in the UK.

What I Learned from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Sacks' profound teachings and sincere encouragement changed my life.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: A Personal Tribute

Rabbi Sacks' towering intellect, eloquence and erudition made him one of our generation’s greatest ambassadors. He was also a great Jewish leader.

Remembering Kristallnacht

A Holocaust survivor shares here terrifying memories of November 1938 pogroms in Germany.

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.

I Can Hear the Glass Shatter

Celebrating my grandson's bar mitzvah in the shadows of Kristallnacht.

Shabbat: The Space Between

A memorable Shabbat experience makes an everlasting impact.

The Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan

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

Burning the Talmud in Venice

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

Lady Judith Montefiore: A Brief History

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

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.

Jews and Pumpkins: 5 Surprising Facts

Plus two delicious pumpkin recipes with a Jewish twist.

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.

Coming Together Like Roots of Redwood Trees

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

Cleopatra and the Jews

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

Working to Promote Holocaust-era Restitution Worldwide

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

Sukkot, Corona, and the Secret to Joy

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

Newark Minutemen: Fighting Nazis in New Jersey

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

Meaningful Yom Kippur at Home

Focus on these major themes of the Day of Atonement.

Ramban’s Newly Discovered Prayer

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

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

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

Visiting the Sick in Corona Wards

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

My Amazing Kosher Cruise Experience

We can’t wait to travel again with Kosherica on another memorable cruise vacation!

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.

King David: Four Relevant Takeaways for Today

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

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.

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.

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.

7 Jewish Expressions to Start Using Today

These Hebrew phrases convey timeless Jewish principles.

Fighting Anti-Semitism One Reader at a Time

Sometimes God sends you your next writing assignment.

Meet Ethiopian-Born Israeli Singer, Gili Yalo

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

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