How My “Woke" Children Woke Up to Anti-Israel Bias and Antisemitism

My children discovered that what starts with anti-Zionist screeds against European imperialism morphs to implicit support of terrorism and ends in indiscriminate antisemitism.

Chicago Israel Rally Turns Violent

Hamas sympathizers attacked a peaceful rally organized by students.

Standing Up for Israel in the Age of Social Media

While the ceasefire hold, we all have to do our part to fight the pernicious lies against Israel on social media.

The Piechotkas and the Wooden Synagogues of Poland

A tribute to the faithful, professional and humble work of the non-Jewish archivist couple.

Living in Iran Made me a Lifelong Zionist

Growing up in a country that tried its hardest to teach me to hate everything about my Judaism and Israel made my resolve even stronger.

Flowers and Judaism: 8 Facts

From flowers at Sinai to cooking with flowers.

Feel Israel's Pain

With Israel under attack, do we care enough to help?

If the Jewish People Never Received the Torah

What would a world without Torah look like?

A Stranger Amongst You: My Life with Asperger's

I look forward to a day when Asperger’s Syndrome is better understood within the Jewish community.

Mandy Patinkin, I Hear Your Cry

An open letter to Mandy Patinkin.

Meron: United in Grief

Tragedy is not to be dealt with by blaming others, but rather by doing our own personal soul searching.

Tragedy in Meron

How to respond to a day of celebration that became a day of tremendous sadness? .

Lag B'Omer and the Power to Recreate

Rabbi Akiva's timely post-corona message.

The Woman behind Duolingo’s New Yiddish Course

Meena Viswanath wants to help you learn Yiddish.

Iceland and the Jews: 9 Little Known Facts

Exploring the surprising Jewish connections to Iceland.

Why France Refuses to Prosecute an Antisemitic Murderer

Sarah Halimi was beaten and thrown from her window. Her killer will not be tried because he smoked weed.

Ancient Coins Tell the Story of the Jewish People

From the Roman conquest of Judea to the rebirth of Israel.

Celebrity Quotes about Shabbat

Inspiring quotes about the power and beauty of Shabbat.

A Lebanese Soldier Joins the Jewish People

From an early age, I asked God, “Why was I created a Muslim?”

The Problem with Holocaust Education

A generation of Holocaust classes has apparently done nothing to stem the rise of anti-Jewish hatred.

Untold Story of Jewish Women Resisting Nazis

Judy Batalion’s new book documents Jewish women who fought Nazis during WWII.

Hiding in a Vegetable Bin Saved Their Lives

Lila Millen and her sister endured two years of terror and starvation in the Warsaw Ghetto, and were saved by a righteous gentile.

A Holocaust Survivor’s Last Request

My grandfather insisted on being buried in his Auschwitz uniform.

The Jewish People Lives

There is no greater victory over the enemies of the Jewish people than living as proud, strong and connected Jews.

The Soviet Campaign to Eliminate Passover

“Red Haggadahs” were published in the 1920s with the explicit goal of replacing belief in God with faith in Communist Russia.

Torn Page of History: A Passover Message

Jewish boys in hiding receive a message of hope that they would never forget.

Matzah: Bread of Affliction, Bread of Liberation

Symbol of slavery or freedom? Exploring the seeming contradictory meanings of this ancient bread.

Next Year in Berlin, Ach du Lieber

Eighty-two years after my mother’s hurried departure, my son and his family are moving to Berlin. I’m struggling to accept it.

Celebrating Passover After the First Year of Covid-19

How do we celebrate when our lives are still filled with so much sadness? The nation's very first Passover provides an answer.

Baking Matzah Photo Essay

Get an inside look at a Jerusalem matzah bakery with these amazing photos.

The Ochberg Orphans: Saving 197 Jewish Orphans

Marking the 100th anniversary of Isaac Ochberg’s remarkable rescue mission.

Liberating Dachau

Having participated in the liberation of Dachau during World War II, Joe Sacco inspired his son to write a book that bears witness to the atrocities he encountered.

Make it an IKEA Passover

Because the more you put your own personal effort into something, the more you'll love it.

The Pope, Abraham and the Significance of Ur

The Pope’s pilgrimage to the city of Abraham’s birth sparks the question: what is the Jewish significance of this ancient city?

6 Little-Known Jewish Languages

Jewish communities around the world created their own language.

Discovering What Happened to My Great-Grandfather in the Holocaust

A new memorial helped me learn about his deportation to the Lodz Ghetto 80 years ago.

PODCAST: The Value of Value-Driven Leadership: An Interview with Rabbi Steven Burg

The CEO of Aish HaTorah discusses his insights on Jewish leadership and the necessity to stand up for all Jews.

Purim’s Lesson on How to Defeat the Enemy: Keep Calm and Carry On

A year ago we put on masks for Purim and haven't taken them off. Don’t panic.

Queen Esther's 6 Lessons for Today

Timeless messages that Esther wanted every man, woman and child to hear.

The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

You defeat fear by joy. You conquer terror by collective celebration.

Why Harry S. Truman Recognized the State of Israel

Like Eddie Jacobson, God is calling on each of us, saying there is something only we can do.

Not Just Purim: Five Extraordinary Stories of Miraculous Redemption

Jewish communities around the world that were saved from the brink of destruction.

C Is For Connection, Not Cancel Culture

This Purim, build bridges to Jews different than you.

Yes, Moses Speaks Directly to Me

I am not just connected to my roots. I am living them.

Last Survivor of Legendary Warsaw Orphanage Dies in Israel

A beacon of hope during the Nazi occupation, the orphanage directed by Dr Januscz Korczak was built on the pioneering ideas of respecting and empowering every child.

Garlic and Jews: 6 Little-Known Jewish Facts

Garlic has long been associated with Jewish life and cooking.

Tefillin Found Hidden under Warsaw Ghetto Building

Construction workers discover a secret bunker with 20 sets of tefillin, several prayer books and weapons, testifying to the spiritual resistance of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto,.

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