Passover and the Eleventh Plague

The linkage between Passover and Tisha B'Av offers us tremendous hope and comfort in this tragic time.

Bring Shabbat Home: Live Pre-Shabbat Event

This is a time to rally together in unity. Don't miss this event, hosted by Charlie Harary.

Becoming a Dad during the COVID-19 Crisis

In truth, we are all creations of crisis.

Evidence for the Exodus

Examining the historicity of the biblical exodus.

The First Quarantine in Egypt

Why the Jewish people could not leave their homes Passover night.

Famous NY Mohel Passes Away from COVID-19

Rabbi Romi Cohn saved 56 Jewish families during WWII and embodied Jewish values.

One Rabbi's Dream to Close All Shuls

Rabbi SR Hirsch wrote that closing "all synagogues by Jewish hands would constitute the strongest protest against the abandonment of the Torah in home and life."

Coronavirus: A Time for Kindness

An inspiring true story about the compassion of others.

Looking for God: A Lesson from a Survivor

Everything can stripped away from us, except our choice.

Let Aish Say Kaddish for You

A solution for those who presently can no longer say kaddish in a minyan for a loved one.

Eradicating Polio: When Two Jewish Researchers Changed the World

Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin invented vaccines against polio.

Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits on the Coronavirus

The following address was given to Aish HaTorah staff around the world through a zoom call.

Yeshiva University Takes the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney by Storm

Despite the coronavirus, the Maccabees advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Aish.com exclusive interview with Head Coach Elliot Steinmetz.

My Name was My Mask

Like Esther, I hid my Jewish identity and saw the underbelly of anti-Semitism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The State of American Jewry

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

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.

(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.

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.

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