Dustin Hoffman's Jewish Moment

Watch a moving clip of the actor declaring, “I am a Jew."

The Hebrew

How a random encounter with a French Canadian woman in Atlantic City changed my life.

God’s Ferrari

How I fell in love with Judaism, even the detailed laws.

The Jewish Hero of the Ukrainian Uprising

An exclusive interview with a most unlikely rebel, chasidic freedom fighter Asher Yoseph Cherkassy.

The Bathroom Blessing Whisperer

The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.

The Inspirational Story of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech

Ezra has defied the odds to become a talented athlete and an inspiration to many.

A Holocaust Love Story

A powerful true story of Jewish heroism.

Discovering I May Not Be Jewish

Even though I was keeping Shabbat, not knowing the identity of my biological mother threw into question my Jewishness.

My Father’s Visit from the Next World

He insisted on a cup of coffee. Little did I know he was saving my life.

Jews, Non-Jews and My Anti-Semitic Girlfriend

We were hurtling toward marriage despite my closeted interest in Judaism. One drunken night changed everything.

Hitting the Panic Button

When was the last time you thanked your platelets?

Pregnancy, Birth and Death

One couple’s painful journey through miscarriage and death of a baby.

One Town, 7 Churches, No Synagogue & My Son’s Kippah

My son wore his new kippah publicly, like a billboard announcing his heritage. I didn’t want him to stick out.

My First Hanukkah in Communist Russia

No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.

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.

My Resilient Jewish Soul

In a dysfunctional home in the Bible Belt, a young woman discovers she’s Jewish.

When Hip-Hop Gets Personal

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

Judaism in the Eyes of a Non-Jew

A non-Jew accidentally discovers the meaning and wisdom of Torah.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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