Aspiring Jew: A Double-Edged Sword

How to strive to live with great ideals despite constantly falling short.

The Seventh of Adar: Haman and the Death of Moses

A deep analysis into the connection between Purim, Moses and the Oral Law.

The Zamboni Driver who Made NHL History

Ready or not, at some point in your life the Big Leagues come calling and you've got to get into the game.

Adopting Five Children in Montana

Chavie and Chaim Bruk built their Jewish family through adoption.

PODCAST: Ramping Up My Relationship with God

Dina Coopersmith’s refreshing approach to speaking with the Creator.

Proactive or Reactive: What Kind of Life are You Leading?

Answering these 8 questions will give you the answer.

Living with Bipolar: Seeing Beyond the Label

With the dread of what the neighbors would think, my illness went untreated. Until at last, after a severe breakdown, I was diagnosed with bipolar.

Kirk Douglas’s Jewish Mountain

The Hollywood icon's never-ending search for meaning.

Confronting Death After Defying It

The body that survived the unspeakable cruelty in Bergen Belsen was now giving up on her.

The Blind Mathematician

Born blind, Abraham Nemeth was told to become a basket weaver. He had other plans.

Dandelion: Flower Versus Weed

When we embrace both the flaws and the beauty, we discover that some things in life are both flower and weed.

African Pastor Becomes an Orthodox Jew

A dramatic dream transforms the Gordon family’s destiny.

Kirk Douglas: 7 Jewish Facts

The legendary actor embraced his Jewish identity later on in life.

PODCAST: When Life Hands You Lemons

Debbie Hirsch on improvising our way through challenges and fears.

5 Steps for Personal Growth

How to get out of neutral and back into high gear.

"Remember You Are a Jew!": Inspiring True Story

No matter how far you've gone, you can always find your way home.

Kobe Bryant: Inspiring Quotes

The NBA legend was a leader known for his relentless work ethic.

Courage and Faith: Tibor Rubin's Incredible Heroism

An anti-Semitic sergeant couldn’t stop a Holocaust survivor who heroically served in the US Army from getting his Medal of Honor.

PODCAST: Winter Blues versus Depression

Dr. Jacob Freedman on detecting and treating depression.

My Bowl of Forgiveness

Where joy and forgiveness mingle with hope.

One Non-Jew's View of Judaism

A non-Jew discovers the meaning and wisdom of Torah.

Never Left Behind: What Happened to My Grandparents

An inspiring true story of Divine providence in the darkest moments of history.

God's Unconditional Love: A Meditation

Imagine being loved so deeply that every part of you is known, cherished and held.

Back from the Dead

After an amazing feat of genealogy, a Holocaust survivor tells Yad Vashem he’s alive after all.

Losing the Love of Your Life: My Dialogue with Rabbi Ahron Hoch

Diagnosed with stage-4 cancer, the indomitable Faigy Hoch died 10 months later, leaving a gaping hole for her husband, family and community. Her light continues to shine.

Face Your Bears

How Effie Eitam survived his encounter with a grizzly bear in the wilderness.

Our Secret Weapon: The Youth of Tomorrow

Why a Jewish teen's Bar Mitzvah journey and unlikely friendship with a Holocaust survivor gives me hope in the face of anti-Semitism.

Too Jewish, Except in Israel

Israel is the only place in the world where I can never be made to feel that I am too Jewish.

Towards Perfection: The Rose, the Grizzly Bear, and the Robin

Only the human being is involved in the experience of self-creation.

The Miracle of Acceptance: 8 Affirmations to Release Negative Energy

Acceptance can be an empowering and proactive response to the pain of difficult circumstances which have not (yet) changed.

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.

6 Lessons Celebrities Taught Me

I used to be a celebrity interviewer in Manhattan before I moved to Israel. Here are a handful of useful take-aways that stay with me.

Disney, God, and the Fairy Godmother in Heaven

We want a God who's granting all our wishes and making our dreams come true – whether they're good for us or not.

8 Short Thoughts for Hanukkah

Illuminate your 8 nights of Hanukkah with these inspiring insights.

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.

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.

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Good friends are essential for your emotional health.

My Secret Jewish History

After 500 years, Genie Milgrom has finally come home.

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.

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