Searching for God in the Garbage

An interview with Bracha Goetz about her memoir of a Harvard-educated woman fighting anorexia.

Bombshell: You Have MS

My life has drastically changed. But I’ve gone from depressed to optimistic, paralyzed to athletic, and most importantly, hopeless to hopeful.

My Seventh Baby: My Marriage

All I wanted was another baby. My husband wanted us to go to marriage counselling instead.

There’s No Good Way to Kosher an Alaskan King Crab

Don’t ask me how, but this treif-eating Jew has two children who attend Yeshiva University.

The Fading Light of a Time of Heroes

Dad, didn’t you help liberate a camp?

The Anti-Missionary

Sometimes it takes one to know one.

My Parents vs. My Own Life

When does, “I have to live my own life” become selfishness?

Finding Uzi

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

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

A mother who buried her Jewish identity, and her son’s astonishing quest to reclaim it.

How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death

How do you come back from the shock and pain of knowing your love has died and will never return? Ari, a single father of three, shares his moving story.

So What's Wrong With a Christmas Tree?

Growing up with a Christmas tree made me wish that I wasn't Jewish.

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Seeing More with One Eye

Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the parent company demanded that they work on this one Shabbat.

The Jewish Prince of Persia

The Shah of Iran's descendant tells his story from Jerusalem.

The Emergency Call & the Anti-Semite

What does it take for a person to rethink his prejudices?

My Bar Mitzvah in Abu Dhabi

My Bar Mitzvah was a commitment to accept life’s true messiness and to take responsibility for my own.

A Leg to Stand On

At 13, Yitzy Haber decided to have his cancerous leg amputated. He's never looked back.

Boundaries: Mayim Bialik on the Meaning of Mezuzah

The actress and passionate Jew reveals what this ancient mitzvah means to her in this personal, beautiful video.

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

Why some Jews suspect they've returned.

My Return to the Mikvah

I was desperate to get my marriage back on track and reclaim the intimacy we once felt with each other.

Close Call: Sometimes Milliseconds Matter

Even the seemingly inconvenient occurrences are part of a larger plan.

When My Son Clinically Died

He had fallen into a pond and was found blue and lifeless. Then the miracles started to happen.

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

Gabi discovered a path out of self-hate, faking it and critical judgments. She found her inner fighter and along with it her health, her passion, and her life.

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

How did an ordinary Jew from Brooklyn become one of the greatest lights of our times?

My Nickname Was Retard: How I Survived Bullying

With no friends and no future in sight, Ben cried himself to sleep at night, even contemplating suicide. But then he had a revelation that changed everything.

Who Got the Better Deal?: An Incredible True Story of Two Siblings

A handicapped girl given up for adoption discovers her idol is her biological sister.

Going Orthodox: 8 Things that Surprised Me Living as an Observant Jew

I was still insecure and nervous about living a Torah observant life. What would my new life look like?

“All of You Hungarians are Anti-Semites”

A Hungarian, non-Jewish supporter of Israel experiences bitterness and mistrust from Jews, especially survivors.

Donkey Kong, Secret Agent Man and Not Feeling God’s Love

Four reframes for the times you feel very distant from God.

My Moment of Truth

As my father’s cries entered the deepest crevices of my heart, I had an epiphany.

God Protect You: Grandma’s Necklace She Saved from the Holocaust

The pendant’s life-affirming message of hope gave her courage to embrace challenges throughout her life.

A Wedding, 9/11, and a Ticket to Yeshiva

The inner workings of a young man about to go to Israel and leave everything behind.

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

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

My Guru, Dr. Jacobs

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

Blake Nordstrom Speaking

Our surprise direct line.

My Startling Lesson in Baseless Hatred

I was fuming. No one had ever treated my severely handicapped daughter and me in such a cruel manner.

Why Did Edward Reichmann Want to be Buried with his Socks On?

The incredible story about the dying billionaire's odd letter to his family.

Next Year In Jerusalem, Part 1

A groundbreaking chronicle of spiritual search, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine, April 1977.

My Night in the Emergency Room

On the day of my mother’s unveiling, her words from the past came to comfort me.

My New Jewish Name

My quest to tap the essence of my soul.

My Journey to Observing Shabbat

My five-year struggle to give up technology and learn to connect to my soul.

Christ Killer

I’m learning to stand up for myself and assert my Jewish pride, even when it’s incredibly uncomfortable.

Judaism, Masturbation and Me

My struggle to refrain from self-satisfaction.

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