Nothing for Granted

Yom Ha'atzmaut marks the moment when Israel burst into being. More than ever, it's nothing to be taken for granted.

ISRAEL: What's Taking so Long

Making Aliyah is no picnic. But the daily challenges are insignificant since I'm playing a vital role in the Jewish people's destined return to the land of Israel.

The Truth of Israel

A Jew living in Israel has to keep the faith. It is more difficult when surrounded by a sea of falsehood.

Ice and Fire

A simple Holocaust story of great sacrifice for a fellow Jew. Be sure to read through to the punchline.

FREE LOANING

Borrowing valuable items, from complete strangers, for free? Sounds too good to be true. But it's happening today in Jerusalem.

A Time to Cry

We avoid pictures from the Holocaust because we don't want to cry. But only tears open all the gates of heaven.

Inside Hebron: A Personal Encounter

This city that feels like an entrance to Hell is said to be the point where Earth is united with Heaven.

Our Murdered Baby

Infanticide shakes Israel to the core. The world lets it pass unnoticed.

The Birthright Phenomenon

Birthright is changing the way young Jews look at themselves, their religion, and how they want to live.

A Home for the Soul

The Temple Mount arouses Jewish passions like no other issue. Here's why.

The Ancient Jewish Internet

The Jewish people always had a communication network stretching across the globe with a compatible language.

Jerusalem and Her Lovers

January 2001: a cross-section of hundreds of thousands of Jews gather to express their love for Jerusalem.

Loving and Losing Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Old City and Temple Mount – the focal point of Jewish destiny – is in danger of being relinquished.

Siege of Jerusalem

The Tenth of Tevet marks Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. What is the message for us today?

Ishmael and Israel's Existential Test

Our reoccupation of our own land cannot be called theft by anyone who supports the Jewish right to exist as a separate, distinct people.

Insidious Palestinian Television

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman are long-time friends. But the images on Palestinian TV are driving them apart.

Evangelizing the Jews, Part 2: Who is Most Vulnerable?

Jews who are lonely and know least about Judaism are the most susceptible to Christian missionaries. That's why college kids and the elderly are their prime targets.

The Last Laugh: Thoughts on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Biblical conflict between Isaac and Ishmael is rooted in laughter. And it's no joke.

Why is the Media Biased?

The reasons abound, but the result is the same: Israel is getting a bad rap in the world media.

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Living with a new sense of palpable fear, a resident of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City describes how she soothes her over-wrought nerves.

A Call to Action: Father of Gaza Terror Victim Speaks Out

The latest Gaza school bus attack should serve as a painful reminder to all American Jews.

Jerusalem: Jewish and Muslim Claims to the Holy City

Jerusalem is at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What are the spiritual, historical and political claims – from both sides?

Small Acts, Eternal Consequences

The razor-close U.S. elections prove that no act, however small, goes unnoticed in the grand eternal plan.

Victim of the Media War

Palestinians tried to lynch me, highlighting the power of the media to influence public opinion.

What's Holy?

"What is this madness that has overtaken the rest of the world? I believe the correct Jewish response is not to point fingers, but rather to introspect."

Israeli Synagogue Desecrated

Images of Kristalnacht were stirred up for Jewish residents of Efrat, as their synagogue was vandalized by Palestinian intruders.

Anti-Semitism Now: A View From South Africa

"Anti-Semitism is by no means dead. I can no longer pretend that I am just like everyone else on campus. If the world is determined to hate me, then I must be something special."

Anti Semitic Attacks in the Wake of the Middle East Crisis

This outbreak of violence in the Middle East and the resounding rise in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide are a wake-up call to Jews everywhere. A Jew is a Jew, no matter where they live.

Elie Wiesel Speaks Out

Our dreams of peace have gone up in the smoke of ransacked synagogues and blood-thirsty mobs.

Bring Us to Our Borders in Peace

"There is an undercurrent of tension. I am all too aware that, not so far away, Jewish police officers and soldiers are putting their lives on the line to protect Israel."

A Letter From the Front Line

This letter was written by Danny Verbov, the director of Aish HaTorah's Danny Frei Jerusalem Fellowship Program, and sent to the global Aish HaTorah family.

The Grapes of Joy

There's more going on than just gardening when working the land of Israel. My harvest this year included some very unexpected fruits...

Evangelizing the Jews: The New Techniques

Having failed in the past, some fundamentalist Christians are armed with a new arsenal of deceptive techniques to convert Jews.

Breaking Chains

Waiting for the birth of a first nephew is supposed to be a time of great happiness. For this aunt the wait is carving out a loss that will echo throughout a lifetime.

No Strike at Laniado

A unique Israeli hospital, founded on Jewish principles of kindness, has earned a reputation for the finest in patient care.

From Ruins to Hope

The renewal of the Jewish Nation in our time gives us an unprecedented chance for unity.

Tears on Tisha B'Av

It's a dynamic that transcends generations: Tisha B'Av and the future of Jerusalem are inextricably linked.

The Will To Live On

In his new book, Herman Wouk tackles the toughest issues of the modern Jewish world. His conclusions in this excerpt may astound you.

My Zadie

Can you ever be too Jewish for your grandparents? One young man tests the outer-limits.

Jewish Amnesia

Along the way to the modern world, what has happened to the Jewish People's collective sense of memory?

Israel's Strength

National strength isn't defined by military might alone. It's also based on unity, mutual respect, and a clear sense of purpose.

Still Crazy: Why We Made Aliyah

For 2,000 years of exile, Jews had cried and prayed to return to the land. Now we can do it just by hopping on a plane, so why don't we?

His Name Was Nachshon Wachsman

A mother, who mobilized the world to save her son -- an Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas terrorists -- tells the story of one fateful week in the history of Israel.

Israeli Army Vignettes

Ahh the joys of army service: figuring out the difference between the dress and work uniform ... keeping your fingers out of the gun barrel ... fasting in the desert heat ...

A Place to Sigh: Israel Memorial Day

Thousands of strangers come to the funeral of a soldier who was kidnapped, tortured and killed because of his Star of David.

To Restore Our Destiny

Israel Independence Day is the time to ask: Where have we been, and where are we heading?

My Quest For Understanding: Confronting My Family's Nazi Past

I was about thirteen when I read that my uncle was accused of killing 30,000 Jews.

Belzec: The Forgotten Camp

Not much is known about Belzec, where as many as one million Jews perished. No one survived to tell.

The Kippah Debate

Wearing a yarmulke is no easy decision. It signifies to the world – and to its wearer – that it sits on top of a committed Jew.

Gulf War Miracles

Saddam Hussein thought he was a reincarnated Babylonian king; his evil plan to kill the Jews ended with another Purim miracle...

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