The Rabid Anti-Semite who became a Proud Jew

Co-founder of Hungary’s far-right, anti-Semitic party discovers he’s Jewish, forcing him to rethink his life and reconnect to his roots.

Please Don't Tell Me How Good I Look

My severe acne means the drugs I’m taking for inoperable lung cancer are working.

The Unveiling

I went to Toronto expecting to confront my mother's death more deeply; I encountered instead my father's remarkable dedication to life.

#Human: A Story from Bergen-Belsen

Born in 1933, Francine Christophe was deported with her mother at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Released the following year, she continues to share her experience.

Paid In Full

The value of love. A touching story to share before Yom Kippur.

Pesos From Heaven: A New Year’s Message

My parents are no longer in this world, but we still keep in touch.

Birthright Launched My Jewish Journey

I was 13 and completely turned off from Judaism. Now, at 23, I couldn't feel more proud to be Jewish.

When Hip-Hop Gets Personal

One Jew’s search for truth and self-discovery captured in Jewish rap.

My Kosher Kitchen

What possessed me to make my kitchen kosher?

My Treacherous Journey across the Ethiopian Desert

A 4-year-old girl and her family risk their lives fleeing Ethiopia to reach the land of Israel.

Dying with Faith

My father gave us the most important speech of his life.

Antumalal

In a legendary hotel in the wilds of Chile, I discovered an amazing story.

Courage & Faith: Tibor Rubin’s Heroism

An anti-Semitic sergeant couldn’t stop a Holocaust survivor who heroically served in the US Army from getting his Medal of Honor.

Smile, At All Costs

Alcohol was my refuge from my father’s incessant demands for perfection.

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.

Shiva and Sheloshim: Personal Reflections

How the Jewish mourning laws counteract the upheaval left in death’s wake.

Saying Goodbye to Mom

My mother was a strong, opinionated dynamo. How could she be gone, just like that?

The Dragon Slayer

Almost totally paralyzed, Marcie Alter vanquishes dragons with her sword of courage and determination.

My Death Scare

A potential cancer diagnosis helped me discover the value of time.

The Hidden Jews of Montana?

Sarah McConnell and the indestructible power of the Jewish spark.

Finding Patience

We were newly married, just moved to Israel and everything was going wrong.

In Dachau, Liberation Day

Sometimes life tugs your elbow to make sure you're paying attention. This was one of those days.

A Little Cancer

With her indomitable fighting spirit, Daffy Friedman battled cancer and changed her life.

Faith after Heartbreak

After his wife’s sudden death, Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz is determined to live with meaning and joy.

My Fight for Freedom in Iran

I could not accept the constraints imposed upon me as a Jew growing up in Iran.

Coping with the Death of My Father

I was 16 when my life was shattered by my father’s death. These three lessons helped me get through the darkness.

Oliver Sacks on Facing Death

Will my last days be filled with gratitude or regret?

Tongue Untied

How my son overcame his debilitating stutter and became an inspirational speaker.

Stigma

A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.

Michael Jackson and My Yarmulke

I told the King of Pop that he wasn’t the King of the universe.

My Ugly Engagement Ring

With abiding love, my husband designed my unique ring. I opened the box and was aghast. I hated it.

Saving Dunera’s Jews: Tales of the Sea

The dramatic true story of how German Jews were rescued from Nazi submarines in 1940.

Kaddish for My Mother

My mother almost left this world without my love.

Just an Ordinary Jew

My slow Jewish renewal.

Does Being Religious Help You Get a Job?

In or out of Hollywood, it sure is a good question.

Repairing the Gap

In my sister’s eyes, I became a foreign entity: a religiously observant Jew. As the gap widened, my sadness deepened.

Merry Shpitzvinkel!

How my father’s journey from Santa Claus to a gift-lugging dog in a drainpipe led me to Judaism, sort of.

My Holocaust Revenge

I made a vow: If I survived Buchenwald, I would return and kill the mayor’s wife.

My Moment at the Kotel

God, I want to know what can I get here that I can't get anywhere else?

Beyond Just Desserts: A Recipe of Thanksgiving

Seventy-five orphan girls in Calcutta taught me the real meaning of thanksgiving.

Rider on the Storm

The storm came and suddenly I was being hit with six-foot waves, zero visibility and a sinking kayak.

My Life with Asperger’s

Despite the fact that I can be awkward, Asperger’s is something I can use to help better other people's lives.

A Torah for the Army

A new Torah scroll for the U.S. military re-writes a legacy.

Ready to Come Home

A long time ago I ran away from home. Little did I know that it would teach me the meaning of Sukkot.

Boris in Prison on Yom Kippur

A mountain of a man, here was a Jew totally ignorant about Judaism willing to risk his life for being Jewish.

High Priestess

The shmata on my head is a statement as bold as my red curls: I am proud to be a Jew.

The Muslim Spy who Became a Jew

Avraham Sinai was a Hezbollah informant who risked his life for Israel.

Rock Bottom

The death of my husband forced me to reexamine the purpose of my existence.

Max’s Mission

The short life and heroic death of Max Steinberg.

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