Courage is a Journey

Seven years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

My Altered World

After my husband died, it was my youngest daughter who taught me to embrace life again.

Do Angels Need to Dance?

I wished that somehow they had known how to make me feel included, that cold and rainy Sukkot night, rather than ostracized.

The Long and Winding Road

One wandering Jew comes home.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Despite my sincere desire to save the world, I never managed to move past rhetoric and idealism to meaningful action. Then I started learning about Judaism.

My Son, the Fanatic

My son was becoming religious, and I wondered where did I go wrong?

My Bacon Awakening

I was raised a "traditional" Jew. Here's why I gave it up.

A Year of Memory

Looking back on my most difficult year.

Death Is No Longer a Stranger

My one-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with a terminal genetic disorder.

Her Name was Patience

She was unusual and the kids knew it. The time has come to ask her forgiveness.

Back to the Shtetl

A pilgrimage to discover my family's roots that the Nazis tried to destroy.

Burning Souls

There are pivotal moments in life when we catch a glimmer of what lies deep within us.

Holywoman: A Roadmap

Climbing the ladder of spiritual attainment.

Mistaken Identity

For three generations, people assumed we weren't Christian, but Jewish. Was there a Jewish connection in my family hidden in the past?

Unconventional Medicine

Time was not on my grandfather's side. But I believed that God was. And He gave me the perfect antidote.

The Lost Torah Mantle

The dramatic retrieval of a long-lost family heirloom.

On the Jewish Road

I don't know where my observance will end up, but I'll never be the spiritually disconnected Jew I once was.

Roger Keeps on Rolling

A former international theater star now inspires audiences with his transformational story.

Mourning the Loss of a Memory

My grandfather died from Alzheimer's, a disease that nibbled away at his mind like a rat.


Some numbers will never fade away.

Keeping Shabbos in Hollywood

I thought they said, "You'll never work in this town again!" only in old movies.

Peering Through the Rainbow

I found my pot o' gold in the place I least expected to.

Grandma's Lesson for Life

A hard-earned lesson about the purpose of life comes suddenly full circle.

My Team

My intense relationship with the San Francisco 49ers taught me how to feel a part of the Jewish People.

Monday, Monday

Think you're having a rough day? Think again.

Hippie Chanukah

Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.

A Jewish Child on Christmas

My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Coming to Terms

It's not only a baby we're expecting.

Judaism: Opening the Closed Door

From White House Christmas parties to the Tefillin challenge.

Peanut Butter Time

A deadly diagnosis can cut through the fog of petty concerns and yield a striking clarity.

My Strange Request

In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.

To Life

I'm sure you must have your own -- sometimes painful -- examples to remind you that life is not to be taken for granted. Well here's one more.

My Second Chance at Life

Over four days, I nearly died half a dozen times.

Building Your Own Temple

My 11-year-old daughter came a lot closer than most of us ever will to really understanding the true meaning of Tisha B'Av.

Mr. Stein's Mysterious Ailment

There were no sudden bolts of light, but I knew that right in front of me was a miracle.

Pillars of Strength

A wheelchair-bound couple draw on faith and a positive outlook in raising twins.

Forgiving My Father

There is no deeper wound than abandonment by a parent. After 10 years, I wanted to heal.

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.

We Are All Brothers

Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.

Conflicts of a Buddhist Jew

Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.

My Father and the Priest

A Jew is never completely lost from his people. A true unbelievable story.

Carrots Don't Cry

Doctors said that Marsi Tabak would remain in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of her life. With tireless dedication and a warehouse of faith, her husband proved them wrong.

Finding God on Mt. Whitney

Soaring high into the deep blue California sky, a ribbon of humanity and caring was created.

My Guru, Dr. Jacobs

A funny thing happened on my way to saving the world.

In Search of the Perfect System

The founder of America's #1 telecom company shares his personal life odyssey.

The Jewish Japanese Factor

A former Rockette gives new definition to the word J.A.P.

Do You Know Where You're Going To?

Moving in the world of Hollywood and high fashion, one woman discovers her inner self.

My Partner in Torah

A personal tribute to my friend, Ellen.

The Intruder

Even suffering can draw us closer to God.

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