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.

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,.

Horrific Valentine’s Day Massacre of Jews

On Valentine’s Day 1349 thousands of Jews were burned to death, accused of poisoning wells.

Poles and Jews in Wartime Scotland: Setting the Record Straight

Examining the complex relationship between Jews and Poles in Scotland during World War II.

Jews of Myanmar: 10 Facts

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a fascinating Jewish history.

Jews Aren't Alcoholics and Other Misconceptions about Drinking

Before I could make the admission that I had a problem, I had to understand what the true meaning alcoholism.

Descendants of Jews Saved by Heroic Pole Find Each Other

Wladimir Riszko hid 16 Jews for two years during the Holocaust.

My Debt of Gratitude to Rabbi Abraham Twerski

Thanks to the rabbi, I felt comfortable going to a 12-step program that paved my way to recover from an eating disorder.

Rabbi Abraham Twerski’s Copious Blessings

The trailblazing rabbi died at the age of 90, a week after publishing his 90th book.

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Jewish Birthday

Tips for making your Jewish birthdays a time of meaning and growth.

Internment Camps in Scotland

A little-known network of internment camps operated in Scotland during World War II.

Austrian Jew Leaves Fortune to French Town that Saved His Life

Eric Schwam was one of over 3,000 Jews saved by the residents in one small French town.

My Grandfather Survived the Killing Fields of Ukraine

Yankel Wiesenfeld miraculously emerged from the Ukrainian hell with his life and faith intact.

Holocaust Survivor’s Falafel is Tribute to His Survival

Every Jan. 18th, the anniversary of his darkest day, David ‘Dugo’ Leitner eats a falafel as a tribute to his mother’s love and that he’ll never go hungry again.

Born in Berlin, 1943

My German birth certificate is a testament to life, humanity, and to the spirit and courage of my dear parents.

How to Talk to a Neo-Nazi

The anti-Semitic skinhead couldn't believe the kind storeowner was a Jew.

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