Surviving a Horrific WWII Army Plane Crash and Making it All the Way to 2020

My grandfather was the coolest grandpa a kid could want.

My Grandmother and the 1922 Russian Typhus Epidemic

Her father refused to believe the doctors' pessimistic diagnosis. Her miraculous survival instilled a steadfast gratitude to God, despite the barrage of atheistic Communist propaganda.

My Life with Dystonia

Miracles do happen… at their prescribed time.

Something Once Broken

Like me, the brooch was once whole, then broken, and then transformed.

The Jewelry Thief in a Labor Camp in Poland

Elijah the Prophet can come in all types of guises.

Finding Uzi

35 years ago they changed each other’s lives and drifted apart. Then Facebook brought them together again.

Off the Grid: Joshua Safran’s Childhood Was Nothing like Yours

One boy’s improbable journey from witches’ commune to Jerusalem.

My Husband Is a Porn Addict in Recovery

My anger, pain and sadness are being replaced with hope, respect and admiration. It has not been easy.

Stranger on a Train

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion.

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

Holocaust Survivor’s Miraculous Reunion with His Brother

Passionate about teaching the Holocaust, Ernie Hollander debated a denier on TV. Then the impossible happened.

Kaddish for My Mother

My mother almost left this world without my love.

Growth Through Rules

From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.

What Matters to You: A Journey of an Unsatisfied Soul

Sometimes the people you love can’t give what you need. What happens then?

Where Was the Other Ram?

Why did no ram appear to take the place of my son?

Living with a Buddhist Family in Japan Brought Me Back to the Fold

I went looking for freedom. I’d landed in the wrong place.

Squeeze My Hand: An Inspiring Yom Kippur Message

A true story about a father who refused to give up on his child.

When She Totally Lost Her Cool

What to do when you lose it big time.

Who by Fire

I lost most of my possessions, but gained so much more.

Rosh Hashanah Jew

My spiritual journey from the night clubs in Prague to serving as a lone Israeli soldier on the Gaza border.

Whispers of 9-11

Inside the World Trade Center on that fateful day, Ari Schonbrun saw miracles.

Yakov Henigson: Striving for Greatness

Husband, father, Torah scholar, actuary, active community member – Yakov never stopped utilizing every moment.

Rabbi on Ventilator for 4 Months is Leaving Hospital

An interview with Sarah Dukes, whose husband nearly died from Covid-19.

Being a Black, Jewish Woman: A Blessing and a Curse

I define myself as a Black Jewish woman. Which of those words most reflects who I am depends on the day.

Symphony of Life

I defined myself as a violinist. Until a car accident shattered my arm.

Life Doesn't have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

When we can't change a situation, we're challenged to change ourselves.

How One Small Brave Act Saved Thousands of Lives

Becky overcame her fear and was the last of 60,000 people tested, at the very last blood drive. She was a perfect match.

Pivot Turn

Dancing my way towards a deeper relationship with God and the Jewish people.

Black Orthodox Jewish Fashion Designer

Elisheva Rishon’s empowering designs reflect her experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew.

God’s Immunity Card

Growing up with chronic pain and deformities, I thought I paid my dues. How wrong I was.

I was an Unhappy Atheist

How believing in God made me a grateful person.

The Chassidic Rebbe and the Guinea Pig

Many stories of Chassidic Rebbes involve miracles. Mine involved guinea pigs.

I Don't Fit in a Box

I never have. I don't know any black Jew who does.

Saadya Ehrenpreis: A Man With Down Syndrome and a College Dream

A tribute to the beloved New Yorker who defied expectations.

Why I Don't Need to Believe in God

I've always known that there was a God. I saw God everywhere and felt that He wanted a relationship with us.

Confessions of a Grieving Heart

My brother’s sudden, unexpected death has left within me a gaping hole.

My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

My Black Father’s Legacy

My father was painfully honest about what it meant to be Black in America.

What Judaism Taught Me, a Christian, about the Sanctity of Life

Judaism taught me that it’s my moral duty to stand up against all forms of racism and hatred, including anti-Semitism and bigotry towards African-Americans.

The KKK, Dr. King and a Kumzits

How Martin Luther King’s commitment to his roots inspired me to return to my own.

The Spiritual Benefits of Social Distancing

How our family is finding some clarity amidst chaos.

The Chasid who Built a Church

Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?

Why Amare Stoudemire Learns Torah

A fascinating interview about the beauty of Judaism with basketball star Omri Casspi.

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