With Mengele in Auschwitz

After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, Yantu Weisz lived independent and strong till age 109.

Walking Through the Valley of Death

Violated as a teen, isolated and alone, a young woman discovers a way back to spiritual and physical health.

I’m Yitzi Hurwitz and I Know that I Matter

I was talented and strong. I could teach, lecture, sing, dance and play guitar. Within two years I watched that all slip away. I have ALS and my muscles lost their functionality.

You Won’t Believe What This Man Did for His Competitor

A great example of what it really means to have faith in God.

Saying Goodbye to Mom when I was Only 13

I was the oldest of 8 kids. Needless to say, it wasn’t easy.

Ice Cream and the Light of Healing

Instead of indulging my body, God had plans to nourish my soul.

Amar’e Stoudemire’s All-Star Move: Converting to Judaism

The basketball superstar’s spiritual journey is taking him to live a life of Torah.

Nagasaki and Holocaust Survivors: An Unlikely Love Story

Through faith and courage, John and Sonja Franken’s love was meant to be.

Out of the Whirlwind

The death of my brother threw me into a maelstrom of grief and questioning. But something surprising emerged from all the chaos.

Coming Full Circle: An Incredible True Story

When Rabbi Amman was left alone burying a man he never met in a cemetery in Staten Island, he never imagined how much divine intervention was really at play.

Shabbat Cures My Loneliness

In today's lonely world, Shabbat keeps us connected.

Do God and Science Conflict?

Can you believe in God and science?

PODCAST: Low Self-Esteem, Relationships, and Healing

Chana Studley’s post-Hollywood career in counseling and redefining low self-esteem.

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Faith

The death of my beloved 3-year-old neighbor challenged my faith in God.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

The Japanese cleaning whiz helped me stop feeling like a slave to my possessions.

MAGA Teen & the Confrontation on the National Mall

Let’s try and get past fear and hatred and foster empathy for one another instead.

Mustering the Courage to Pray to God

My relationship with God was on rocky ground when I heard about young mother who needed our prayers.

Tension in the Doctor’s Office

Connecting to the simple power of generosity.

Tehinot: Forgotten History of Jewish Women's Prayers

Personal and poetic, these Yiddish prayers, often written by Jewish women , are among the least-known but most beautiful of Jewish prayers.

The Giving Tree: A Tu B’Shvat Insight

The holiday of trees celebrates the essence of life and Creation: giving.

How Rabbi Noah Weinberg’s Warmth and Wisdom Reached This Confused Jew

I am one among so many who have benefitted from his wisdom, dedication and love for Judaism and his fellow man.

Rabbi Noah Weinberg’s 7 Daily Questions

In honor of Rabbi Weinberg’s 10th yahrzeit, spend some time answering the following 7 questions.

The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel

Can land really have some kind of direct relationship with the people living on it?

How a Prayer Book Saved an Israeli Soldier’s Life

Moshe Kamara’s remarkable true story from the War of Independence.

Four Vital Lessons from Tara Westover’s Educated

Insights from the popular memoir on the challenges in discovering who we are meant to be.

Preparing for Death

8 things you can do now to avoid compounding your family’s pain later.

The Miracle of Jewish History

As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."

PODCAST: What is Faith in God?

Orit Esther Riter explains the Jewish concept of emuna and how it is the key to overcoming our challenges.

Letter to My Cremated Father

I hope this open letter does you honor. Let no one imagine for a moment that you meant anything less to me than the earthly manifestation of divine love.

Saying No to Cremation

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved.

The Muslim Spy who Became a Jew

Avraham Sinai’s incredible true story.

Positivity Gone Viral: Maybe Social Media Isn't All Bad

Two inspiring stories show us how to harness the power of social media.

When James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke Saved a Life

How James and The Red Hot Chili Peppers came to the rescue. An insider’s story.

Podcast: Praying in My Own Words vs. the Prayer Book

Rabbi Menachem Nissel explains the benefits of informal and formal prayer

Coping with Grief

Allowing yourself to feel and express the pain is essential to healing.

Hanukkah and the Soul

Indispensable to the Jewish worldview is the idea that humans are unique, that we possess a spiritual component and that our actions are freely chosen.

The Shema: Why We Cover Our Eyes

I discovered the answer when our baby was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening emergency.

Hanukkah and Jewish Grit

Spiritual victories are built on consistent, daily efforts that bear witness to our commitment and faith.

Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

Eight Habits of Emotionally Healthy People

They don’t beat themselves up after reading this article.

The Mike Stern Rules

A heart on legs, that's Mike Stern. Now he needs our help.

4 Misconceptions People Have about Judaism

Clearing the air on some of these misconceptions will help you discover what Judaism is really about.

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