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.

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.

Nissim Black on Jewish Pride

The Black Jewish rapper on the importance of forging a strong Jewish identity.

Jews and Belarus: 7 Facts

Jews have long played a pivotal role in Belarus.

12-Year-Old Jewish Hero of WWII

How teenage violin prodigy Motele Schlein single-handedly destroyed a Nazi SS unit.

A Safety Net for Holocaust Survivors during COVID-19

It is our responsibility to take care of survivors and offer them peace in their final years.

Why Do Jews Wear a Kippah?

4 ways wearing a kippah is like a wedding ring.

The 150-Year-Old Bris Pillow

Stitched in a Lithuanian shtetl, this family heirloom is miraculously unearthed right before my son’s circumcision.

Learning from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

A long-ago lecture by Rabbi Steinsaltz inspired me to tap into 4,000 years of Jewish wisdom.

Jews and Pickles: 7 Facts

Pickles have long been a Jewish food. Here are some fascinating facts and recipes.

9 Common Jewish Symbols

And the history behind these common Jewish emblems.

Jewish Rapper Responds to Wiley

Some British rapper full of hate tweeting dangerous views, makes me wonder if there’s any safe space for the Jews.

Hiding from Nazis

For 200 days Tibor Spitz and his family hid in a hole during the freezing winter to evade the Nazis.

An Open Letter to Seth Rogen

Seth, you spent an hour of prime time savaging your fellow Jews, misrepresenting Jewish history, defaming Israel and Israelis, and slandering Judaism. What gives?

My Father's Holocaust Secret

When Holocaust survivor Aryeh Goldberg passed away, he left his son, Tzachi, his gold watch. On opening the box, Tzachi found an old black and white photo of two women hidden behind the watch.

Under Siege: Past and Present

What the siege of Jerusalem teaches us about the Covid-19 siege.

Mourning the Old Normal

Take time to mourn the life we used to have.

Connecting on Zoom: Life Without the Temple

Living without a Temple is like living your life on Zoom – you're always craving for real connection.

Taking Out My Box of Grief

Why I'm looking forward to Tisha B'Av this year.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

#JewishPrivilege

Being Jewish shouldn't be defined through suffering and negativity. Let's flip #JewishPrivilege to a positive.

Thank You Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An open letter to the NBA star who called on African Americans to condemn anti-Semitism.

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.

100-Year-Old Torah Survives House Fire Intact

A family loses everything in a fire that gut their house. Despite the fire, the smoke and the water, the Torah was recovered undamaged.

Mrs. Hollander’s Opus: An MS Sufferer’s Legacy of Optimism and Faith

Despite her degenerative and debilitating illness, Kaila Hollander’ remarkable joy inspired an entire community.

An Irreplaceable Doctor: A Tribute to Dr. Elliot Samet

Our beloved community doctor died due to Covid-19.

Now is the Time to Move to Israel

We needed a final push to get us there. The pandemic and rise in anti-Semitism were it.

The End of Anti-Semitism

We need to stand up and speak out.

Defying 20,000 Nazis in New York City

In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.

Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

Francesco Lotoro has dedicated his life to uncovering thousands of pieces composed in concentration camps.

Reopening Our Shul: Don't Give Up

Despite all of our precautions, there was no minyan. I was ready to throw in the towel and close for the summer. Then this happened.

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.

My Jewish Privilege

Privilege is not a luxury, it’s a legacy; it isn’t a free pass, it is a weighty responsibility. Privilege shouldn’t breed entitlement, it should demand exceptional behavior.

The Year of the Vilna Gaon

Long after most of its once-vibrant Jewish community is gone, Lithuania is embracing the legacy of the Vilna Gaon.

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

The surprising and extensive connections the Founding Father had with the Jews.

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