Wise Men of Chelm: Fact and Fiction

The mythical comic town of Chelm was a beloved staple of Yiddish literature.

Fighting Anti-Semitism, Both Left and Right

Contemporary anti-Semitic libel of the Jewish State parallels classic anti-Semitism against Jews.

Ethiopian Jew who Helped Mossad Save Jews

Takele Mekonen bravely partnered with the Mossad to help smuggle countless fellow Ethiopian Jews to freedom in Israel. He is now a successful tech executive in Israel.

Purim at Goebbels’ Castle

On March 8, 1945, a group of American soldiers observed Purim in Rheydt, Germany, vanquishing a modern-day Haman.

Israeli Election Day Miracle

Little did I know that our excursion in the Golan Heights would be life-altering.

The Bomb Threat at My Kids’ School

A bomb threat made us value Jewish education more than ever.

Vengeance is Mine

The Allied Forces gave the Jewish boys in Prague a gift: baseball bats and a group of captured Nazis.

Meet George Deek, Israel's First Christian Arab Ambassador

At age 35, he’s also Israel's youngest ambassador in the world today.

The Life and Times of Glikl bas Leyb: a 17th-Century Woman for the Ages

Nearly 300 years after her death, Glikl has become an unlikely literary celebrity.

Turning Human Rights into a Bad Joke

The U.N. anti-Israel blacklist asserts that the most basic essentials – food, water, transportation, communication – raise “particular human rights concerns.”

Stranded in London, Ontario

You never know the impact of one act of kindness.

Anti-Jewish Words Added to Oxford Dictionary

Additions to a major dictionary show that anti-Jewish slurs are becoming more common.

Orthodox Athlete Missing the Olympics

Despite her Olympic dreams being dashed, Estee Ackerman is still an Olympic champion proudly representing the Jewish people.

Lena Bryant's Legacy: Inspiring True Story

The Jewish fashion pioneer changed the way women dressed and did business.

Meeting the Truck Driver that Killed his Wife

Reut Schwartz was sensitive to the grief of life; encouraging the perpetrator of this tragic loss to move on is exactly what she'd do.

Ten Year Old Sells Enough Candies to Dedicate Torah Scroll

Naveh Shindler raised $30,000 to dedicate a Torah scroll in memory of the three boys, Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, who were murdered in 2014.

Jon Medved: Israeli High-Tech Pioneer

For the founder of OurCrowd, a revolutionary venture capital fund that has raised $1.4 billion, the future for Israel's high-tech industry is bright.

How Israeli and Iranian Judo Champions became Friends

Exclusive interview: Sagi Muki, Israel’s Olympic gold contender and World Judo Champion, speaks about his unlikely friendship with Iranian athlete Saeid Mollaei.

Top 5 Reasons to Learn Hebrew

Why you should sign up to Aish Academy’s just-launched online Hebrew Ulpan course.

What I Learned from Rabbi Noah Weinberg

How writing his biography and immersing myself in the life of Rabbi Weinberg changed my life.

Red Sea Spies: The True Story

Far from being passive victims, it was the Ethiopian Jews' incredible heroism, sacrifice and steadfast commitment that enabled them to be saved.

At the White House for Release of Trump’s Peace Plan: A Historic Day, No Matter the Outcome

On the day after we marked the liberation from Auschwitz, I had goosebumps sitting in the East Room of the White House.

Blaming Jews for Murder: Modern Blood Libel

Jews have been blamed for violence in cases where they’ve been victims or tried to help.

Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines

Over poker games and whiskey, a group of idealistic men hatched a plan to rescue 1,200 Jews.

Jewish Medic Saves his Arab Friend

The true story of Josh and Manir in East Jerusalem.

Auschwitz 75 Years Later: Universal Lessons

With the global resurgence of anti-Semitic incitement, violence and terror, these are the crucial lessons we must take to heart.

King Saul: King of Poland for a Day

The incredible story of Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen, who briefly occupied the throne of Poland in 1587.

Uncle Mordechai's Scars

Through his mother’s quick thinking, my uncle survived the Holocaust. But the older he got, the more reclusive he became.

Israel’s Biggest Diplomatic Event Sends Powerful Message

Why Jerusalem is the right place to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Want Zionism To Survive? Keep It Simple.

Rather than reveling in nuance and complexity, we should tell ourselves a simple story of national and religious pride.

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.

The State of American Jewry

A review of "The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today"

Fixing Homes of the Poor in Israel

A new charity in Israel is restoring pride to homes, giving free handyman services to the poor.

Cambodian Princess Has a Bat Mitzvah

Elior Koroghli, a member of the Cambodian Royal Family and an Orthodox Jew, recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, the first of its kind in Cambodia.

All Jewish History in Under 18 Minutes

Jewish history for ridiculously busy people.

Operation Good Neighbor: Syrian Thanks Israel for Saving her Life

A viral story is drawing attention to Israel’s heroic efforts that saved thousands of Syrian refugees.

(Anti-)Orthodox

The media always seems to miss the big story about Orthodox Jews.

Jewish and Proud

Monday, January 6, is “Jewish and Proud” Day in the United States.

Ishay Ribo: The Great Harmonizer

Ishay Ribo’s star is rising, and with it comes a message of hope, faith, and unity.

5 Reasons Why “Daf Yomi” Electrifies the Jewish World

A quarter-million people celebrate Siyum Hashas – completing the 7-year daily Talmud study cycle.

6 Common Foods Popularized by Jews

Common foods whose popularity was spread by Jews.

For God's Sake, Wake Up

Confronting anti-Semitism requires empowering the next generation with knowledge and Jewish wisdom that engenders Jewish pride and strength.

Torah Is Food for the Soul: Celebrating the Completion of Learning the Talmud

We defeat the anti-Semites by embracing Torah stronger and dedicating ourselves to share it with our brothers and sisters.

Jews of Monsey Will Not Be Cowed

Less than 24 hours after the attack, Jews sang and danced, celebrating the dedication of a new Torah scroll.

Orthodox Rabbi and Non-Religious Jew Share One Goal

These two former Israelis have formed an improbable partnership to tackle the worrying threat of assimilation.

The Monsey Hanukkah Horror

We Jews, descendants of the Maccabees, need to become more Jewish, not less Jewish.

Daf Yomi and Hanukkah: Becoming Engaged Jews

Enemies of the Jewish people try to get us to forget the Torah. Engaging in Torah learning ensures we remember it.

The Rock from Dachau

When you light your menorah, you’re never alone.

Kosher Wine: The Rise and Fall of Manischewitz

Kosher wine is no longer a joke. These days it’s winning awards and accolades.

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