Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz is Lighting Up the World

Completely paralyzed, this righteous person continues to inspire with his indomitable spirit, his courage and faith and his joyful soul.

Because You Are Jewish

I was 8 years old living in Czestochowa, Poland, when my mother told me I was Jewish. That was the beginning of my quest.

The Meaning of the Menorah's Light

Four contemporary insights to illuminate our darkening world.

8 Short Thoughts for Hanukkah

Illuminate your 8 nights of Hanukkah with these inspiring insights.

Uncovering Hidden Blessings: My Brush with Death

After nearly dying in a car accident, my situation looked horrible. But I was determined to uncover the hidden blessings.

I Want My Death to be a Jewish One

During the Holocaust monasteries were Paula's refuge and she delved into Christianity. But now, at 94, she’s decided she wants to die as a Jew.

My Secret Jewish History

After 500 years, Genie Milgrom has finally come home.

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Good friends are essential for your emotional health.

How to Say You're Sorry

Don’t replace “I’m sorry” with “Thank you”.

Identical Twins: One a Nazi, the Other a Member of the Israeli Navy

Our nature predisposes us, but through the way we nurture our lives, we can choose who we are and the legacy we leave.

Facing Life’s Big Questions

My daughters are asking questions that Google can’t answer.

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Where's the Salt!

Don't blame, don't complain. A simple phrase that can change your life.

Rabbi Kalman Packouz zt”l: Giant of Kindness and Innovation

Remembering one of Aish's original 6 students, and a pioneer of Jewish educational initiatives.

One Small Act of Kindness Can Impact the World

An inspiring true story of one compassionate act whose reverberations were felt decades later.

What Saved You, Saved Us

A trip back to a Polish village digs up a story of hope, fortitude, and bravery against all odds.

Rebecca Gave Only After She was Asked

I need to be asked or I won’t know what to give, even if I want to. Does this mean I’m not a kind person?

Jewish Tools to Manage Stress

Four insights to help you keep sane.

Scoring for God: The Spiritual Journey of Former Basketball Star Doron Sheffer

The Israeli athlete is discovering the Torah's wisdom on how to live in a more healthy, happy and balanced way.

Giving It Your All: The Search for Two Lost Girls

Dov was an elderly man on crutches. That didn't stop him from showing up at 3 AM to do whatever he could.

Shema Yisrael: 8 Facts

Fascinating facts about this central Jewish prayer.

How Shabbat Saved a Girl from the Triangle Factory Fire

Her father's parting words were: "Remember, more than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews."

How the Rabin Assassination Changed My Life

To us non-religious kids in Herzliya, religious, right-wing fanatics had murdered our prime minister – and I couldn't let that be all I knew about Judaism.

Discovering the Real You

You are a masterpiece covered with stone; your job in this world is to uncover yourself.

The Fourth H: What My Brain Tumor Taught Me

Headache. Heartbreak. Hospital. But then there was a fourth: Hope.

The Toxic “Cancel Culture”

Barack Obama calls out a polarizing social trend.

Hidden in a Monastery; Saved by His Birthmark

The Shtemler brothers survived the Holocaust hiding in monasteries disguised as Christian children. The youngest of the three boys tells his incredible story.

What Will You Do with Your Extra Hour?

We are blessed to live in the greatest era of technological breakthrough of all time. What are you doing with all that extra time?

10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World

Some revolutionary concepts found in the Torah.

Happiness: The Three S's of Sukkot

Three tools for attaining more happiness.

Marie Kondo, Sukkot and Redefining Joy

Joy isn't about the space we live in but the space within in us.

How to Live in a State of Happiness: The Secret of Sukkot

Leaving behind the extraneous and focusing on the core essentials that truly make us happy.

New Year’s Resolutions and Changing our Default

Change is possible when we make our goals feel like easy options.

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

How to best respond to someone who has hurt us.

During the Holocaust, A Kindness Returned: A Yom Kippur Message

An inspiring true story about survival, kindness and the way to treat others.

Meeting with God at the Dentist

How the dentist chair became one of the most intense places I encounter God.

Shoes and the Secret of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur provides the unique opportunity to transcend our physical limitations and embrace our truest sense of self.

Neuroplasticity, Yom Kippur and Real Change

Jewish principles for change have been corroborated by recent discoveries in brain science.

5 Ways to Build Yourself Up this Yom Kippur

Keep these ideas in mind to prevent Yom Kippur from becoming a day of shame and guilt.

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