Dancing at the Concentration Camp

Celebrating being Jewish even in times of darkness.

Red and White Umbrellas

My brother Morris was a family secret.

Fear and Love of Being Jewish

After my shul was firebombed, I decided it wasn’t safe to be Jewish and distanced myself from Judaism. Then I met Dena.

The Guru and the Hasid

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

The Blind Judge: Richard Bernstein

This State Supreme Court judge, marathon runner and tireless advocate for people with disabilities is beyond inspiring.

The Unstoppable Maverick

Yehudit Abrams thirst for knowledge is propelling her to change the world.

Painting God

My quest for answers does not preclude a simple, emotional acceptance of God’s presence in the world.

The Truth about Lemons

My father is sick and I'm completely powerless. Now what?

Yom Kippur in the ER

God puts us exactly where we need to be.

Struck by a Bus

Susan Segal miraculously survived a near-fatal crash that revitalized her marriage and changed her and her husband’s lives.

My Son the Doctor-Murderer

Unconditional love and the holiday of Sukkot.

Closing the Circle: My Return to the Faith My Grandfather Abandoned

Devoid of warmth and joy, my grandfather left behind his family and his Jewish observance. His reaction to my becoming religious surprised me.

My Bargain with God in North Korea POW Camp

Leonard Wisper’s heroic return to Judaism.

The Unstoppable Yehudit Abrams

The hi-tech maverick who recently won $360,000 for her early detection breast cancer device is also a convert to Judaism. This is her amazing story.

My Exodus from Porn Addiction

My personal journey to freedom using Torah and the 12-step program.

Oscar’s Legacy

After the death of their young son, Sharon and Roberto Litwak are bringing joy and comfort to sick kids with mobile play stations.

Seeds of Kindness: How One Small Act Impacted the World

Anyone can count the seeds in one apple, but only God can count how many apples are in one seed.

Surviving My Mother's Suicide

Shanee Markovitz, 19, is working to stamp out the stigma of mental illness.

Praying at My Father’s Grave

As a child I had very little contact with my father. After his death, my connection to him grew increasingly stronger.

The Job Interview

How quickly a dream can turn into a nightmare.

One In Ten Million

An incredible true story.

Rabbi Noah Weinberg Transformed My Relationship to Judaism

My Orthodox high school wasn't working for me anymore. Then I discovered the wisdom of Rabbi Noah Weinberg.

The Chasid who Built a Church

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

Escape from Newark

My harrowing flight home for Shabbat.

Saying Goodbye to Bacon

Deciding to keep kosher really meant grappling with one meaty addiction.

Speechless: The 6 Words That Rocked My World

I received a timeless message right before my wedding.

Being Jew-ish

Being the only Jew most of my students had ever met forced me to confront my Jewish identity.

At Death’s Door in a Foreign Land

On vacation, a woman suddenly experiences organ failure with her life hanging by a thread.

Embracing the Tears and Joy: My Life as a Widow

Not a second of my day goes by that I don’t miss my husband, but each day I try to focus on choosing happiness.

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.

My Husband Dated Me When I Wasn’t Jewish

But he refused to marry me and I called him out on it.

Judaism, Sacrifice, and the Education of Alex Clare

Before he became famous, the observant pop star gave up his career in order to stick to his Jewish beliefs.

From Rose Bowl to Rashi: My Unique Journey to Judaism

The legendary all-star Rose Bowl running back makes his most sensational touchdown run as an Orthodox Jew.

A Soldier’s Gift: An Amazing True Story

One act of kindness has unintended life-altering consequences.

A Holocaust Love Story

A powerful true story of Jewish heroism.

Before the Decimation: Researching My Family’s Past

In anticipation of my trip to Israel and visiting Yad Vashem, I’m digging into my family’s history.

Shabbat as Social Action

As I learned more Torah, I started to understand that Judaism’s goal is to radically and completely change the world.

Will Smith & Jumping to Freedom

Passover and the exhilaration of letting go.

From Hedge Funds to Jewish Education: A Wall Street Tourist Finds Home

Listening to my still, small voice has taken me on an improbable, yet inevitable journey.

Joy in Crisis: My Baby Granddaughter's Cancer

The certainty of God’s power stands in stark contrast to the instability and vulnerability that fill the chapters of our life.

Eric Most’s Quiet Greatness

A tribute to one of Aish HaTorah’s most inspirational members who passed away last week.

The Ultimate Marathoner

Rafael Shachar Weissberg ran a marathon every day without moving a foot.

My Husband’s Paralyzed Face

My husband looked awful and I was horrified. He just carried on with no embarrassment, life as usual.

Absent Fathers

My father's disloyalty undermined my relationship with God.

My Father, The Alchemist

How did my father transform himself into gold?

Preparing My Friend’s Mother for Burial

I wasn’t prepared for the life-changing experience.

Entrepreneur's Childhood Shaped his $19 Billion Startup

How an impoverished and orphaned immigrant launched one of the most successful apps in the world.

Why This Jewish Billionaire Keeps Shabbat

At first it seemed like a burden but it gives me time with my wife and children and friends.

Friday the Rabbi Got Hijacked

My 18-hour ordeal on a Delta flight hijacked to Cuba in 1980.

Rising from My Wheelchair: Judaism and the Mystery of Healing

There’s something intangible to medicine that, like prayer, is still very real and incredibly powerful.

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