Synagogue at Babi Yar

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

Nazi’s Grandson Reaches Out to Apologize

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

Why Are the Jewish People Compared to Stars?

Each of us is a source of incomparable radiant light.

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.

What I Learned from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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

Why I Am a Jew

The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself, “Who am I?” This is my answer.

I Can Hear the Glass Shatter

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

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.

Remembering Kristallnacht

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

The Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan

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

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.

Shabbat: The Space Between

A memorable Shabbat experience makes an everlasting impact.

Burning the Talmud in Venice

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

Jews and Pumpkins: 5 Surprising Facts

Plus two delicious pumpkin recipes with a Jewish twist.

Lady Judith Montefiore: A Brief History

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

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.

Cleopatra and the Jews

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

Coming Together Like Roots of Redwood Trees

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

Newark Minutemen: Fighting Nazis in New Jersey

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

Working to Promote Holocaust-era Restitution Worldwide

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

The Oldest Love Affair in History

Amid rising anti-Semitism, the People of the Book rejoice with the Torah.

Why I Learn Torah Daily

Because it gives me cohesive answers to life’s ultimate questions, plus 7 other reasons.

Sukkot, Corona, and the Secret to Joy

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

Lessons from My Father and Childhood in the Segregated South

Lessons learned from my childhood in the segregated south.

Meaningful Yom Kippur at Home

Focus on these major themes of the Day of Atonement.

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

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

King David: Four Relevant Takeaways for Today

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

Ramban’s Newly Discovered Prayer

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

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.

Jump the Barricade: An Inspiring Rosh Hashanah Message

The true WWII story of Berel Gartner's encounter with King George VI.

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.

Rosh Hashanah Dictionary

Common Rosh Hashanah words and phrases to help get you through the holiday.

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.

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.

The Last Jews of Yemen

The rescue of Yemenite Jews will bring an end to 3,000 years of Jewish life in the country.

Rosh Hashanah: The Power to Transform Your Life

An in-depth talk on how to tap into the essence of Rosh Hashanah.

Fighting Anti-Semitism One Reader at a Time

Sometimes God sends you your next writing assignment.

Six Facts About Challah

Surprising ways that challah connects us with Jewish history.

Welcoming Shabbat on Zoom

People who never celebrated Shabbat are joining together each week to light candles, recite some prayers, sing and be inspired by one another.

Arson at the Delaware Chabad House

Anti-Semites may ignite fires in our shuls but they can't extinguish the fires in our souls.

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