The Jewish Tattoo

Daniel expected his Star of David tattoo to provoke a physical struggle with others. Instead it provoked a spiritual struggle within himself.

Swimming through the Pain

Ten years ago Asael Shabo lost his mother, three siblings and a leg to a terrorist. Now he’s on course to the 2016 Olympics.

Still Wonderful

Out of the blue, Efryim Shore became paralyzed from the neck down.

Mayim Bialik: Mikvah Connoisseur

The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star speaks frankly about her Jewish identity.

Winking at the Angel of Death

She first met him in the ghettos. Now she had only a few minutes before he’d finally reach her.

A Button's Life

Everyone has a mission in life. But what about me?

The Angel in Shiny Shoes

One child’s determination and the kindness of a stranger. A true story.

Saved by a Prayer

One Jew's miraculous story.

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l: Living for Others

A close student explains why the Jewish world mourns this great rabbi.

Change Agent

How I discovered the keys to social activism in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Jerusalem.

Planting a Tree of Life

Cremating my mother was the worst decision I ever made. How could I make it up to her?

The Guru and the Hasid

The stranger-than-fiction true story of Swami Vijayananda.

My Terrible Secret

A past trauma was silently wreaking havoc on my life.

Lifting My Cloud of Depression

Medication only removed the pain; attaining happiness was up to me.'s Best of 2011

Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Chanukah in the Locked Ward

Lighting the menorah after my nervous breakdown.


It was 1959, and it was me, a Jewish kid in elementary school, against Gagliano, Stamingo and O’Mera. What chance did I have?

Confessions of a Flaming Baal Teshuva

Living an observant life is beautiful and it needs to be expressed in an atmosphere of love and respect.

Learning to Fly

I grew up with the four H's: Holy Land, Holocaust, Hebrew and Holidays. But it was the fifth H that changed my life.

Life's Most Important App

Appreciating more with less.

In the Sukkah

In that temporary shack we felt our permanence.

The Chain of Life

I don’t want to be stereotyped as the girl who lost her dad in 9/11.

Encounters with Elijah

Elijah the Prophet showed me what it means to be a Jewish princess.

Abba, Where Are You?

I'll never forget the day we found out my father had cancer.

World's Greatest Love Story

Nancy and Howard Kleinberg's love story is nothing short of a miracle.

The Spanish Inquisition and Me

Becoming a Jew was my greatest act of defiance.

Back to Ukraine

A mass grave, 70 years later.

Death, My Companion

The doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I'm actually going to die.

In This Shadowy World

A Torah scholar who perished in the Holocaust reveals the meaning of spiritual victory to a woman dying from cancer.


Our son nearly died in a car accident. Today we are witnessing the miracle of his recovery.

Seoul Man

I have a message for my Korean exchange student, 20 years in the making.

My Enemy, My Friend

My new neighbor wanted nothing to do with religious Jews.

Porcelain Unicorn

A short Holocaust film, Grand Prize Winner of the Philips "Tell It Your Way" competition.

What Every Parent Dreads

It was 10 pm when we got the call: "Your son was in a car accident. The situation is very serious. Come to the hospital immediately."

Letter from World War II

In commemoration of U.S. Memorial Day, a letter from an American Jewish soldier to his parents.

Discovering Angels

How the Jewish Sabbath transformed my life.

Donating My Kidney

Giving a stranger my kidney was one of my life's most rewarding experiences.

Three Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed

Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River.

The Passover Playbook

A Super Bowl champion shares inspiration from the Haggadah.

When Debra's Heart Stopped

Sometimes love can create miracles.

Coming Home From Ramallah

The son of a Jewish woman and an Arab man struggles with his identity. A true story.

My Personal Purim Miracle

I'll never forget the moment I was just a prop used in a larger, cosmic drama.

"You are the Jew who lit up my menorah."

I felt I was the only Jew in the world. Thanks to, now I feel part of this big, Jewish worldwide family.

Judaism was a Darkly Kept Secret

If it wasn't for, Communist Russia would have succeeded in destroying my family's ties to Judaism.

The Skeptic and the Rabbi

I was no spiritual seeker and wary of drinking the kosher Kool-Aid.

God Is Not a Babysitter

Believing in God after the Holocaust.

Notes from an Ex-Agnostic

Sometimes believing is seeing.

From Song to Song

On stage I hid behind my mike stand. Until I discovered the music of my soul.

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