When Christmas and Hanukkah Crashed

For the first time in my life, I was the only Jew in the group.

My Journey from Chinese to Jewish

A chance encounter with a Bible launched my 16-year road to conversion.

Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath

Sandy brought her game. Now it’s time to bring ours.

My Cancerous Pixel

When life seems to overwhelm, I focus on the Big Picture.

Here’s What I Want

One day, Josh Bieber lost the use of his left arm and his speech started to slur. His ‘want list’ began to change, dramatically.

Things Fall Apart

My descent into madness.

My Song

From singing with Gloria Estefan to women-only concerts. One of the most talented female singers in the Jewish world speaks her mind.

Forgiving Daddy

Even I am worthy of love.

Who Will Live

I lie awake worrying about my upcoming surgery. Will I lose my ability to speak? Will I even wake up?

The Ugly Dog

Sometimes ugly can be the most beautiful thing in the world.

My Barber, Morris

After discovering my local barber's dark secret, no haircut has ever been the same.

Surfboard Spirituality

Based on his own life experiences, Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser knows that Judaism can speak to today’s disaffected youth.

My 11 Months of Kaddish

How saying Kaddish for my father changed my life.

Silence is Not an Option

Born and raised in Poland, I assumed my mother’s Holocaust burden.

The Narrow Bridge

Coming to grips with my father’s untimely death.

Matisyahu: Exclusive Interview

With honesty and candor, the reggae star discusses his spiritual journey and redefining his Jewish identity.

The Jewish Tattoo

Daniel expected his Star of David tattoo to provoke a physical struggle with others. Instead it provoked a spiritual struggle within himself.

Swimming through the Pain

Ten years ago Asael Shabo lost his mother, three siblings and a leg to a terrorist. Now he’s on course to the 2016 Olympics.

Still Wonderful

Out of the blue, Efryim Shore became paralyzed from the neck down.

Mayim Bialik: Mikvah Connoisseur

The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star speaks frankly about her Jewish identity.

Winking at the Angel of Death

She first met him in the ghettos. Now she had only a few minutes before he’d finally reach her.

A Button's Life

Everyone has a mission in life. But what about me?

The Angel in Shiny Shoes

One child’s determination and the kindness of a stranger. A true story.

Saved by a Prayer

One Jew's miraculous story.

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l: Living for Others

A close student explains why the Jewish world mourns this great rabbi.

Change Agent

How I discovered the keys to social activism in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Jerusalem.

Planting a Tree of Life

Cremating my mother was the worst decision I ever made. How could I make it up to her?

What the Flowers Taught Us

Our history as a family was gone. A vanished empire, with only three orphans left to witness that it had ever been.

My Terrible Secret

A past trauma was silently wreaking havoc on my life.

Lifting My Cloud of Depression

Medication only removed the pain; attaining happiness was up to me.

Aish.com's Best of 2011

Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Chanukah in the Locked Ward

Lighting the menorah after my nervous breakdown.


It was 1959, and it was me, a Jewish kid in elementary school, against Gagliano, Stamingo and O’Mera. What chance did I have?

Confessions of a Flaming Baal Teshuva

Living an observant life is beautiful and it needs to be expressed in an atmosphere of love and respect.

My Long Road Home

My path to Judaism began with the question: What would Jesus do?

Learning to Fly

I grew up with the four H's: Holy Land, Holocaust, Hebrew and Holidays. But it was the fifth H that changed my life.

Life's Most Important App

Appreciating more with less.

In the Sukkah

In that temporary shack we felt our permanence.

The Chain of Life

I don’t want to be stereotyped as the girl who lost her dad in 9/11.

Encounters with Elijah

Elijah the Prophet showed me what it means to be a Jewish princess.

Abba, Where Are You?

I'll never forget the day we found out my father had cancer.

World's Greatest Love Story

Nancy and Howard Kleinberg's love story is nothing short of a miracle.

The Spanish Inquisition and Me

Becoming a Jew was my greatest act of defiance.

Back to Ukraine

A mass grave, 70 years later.

Death, My Companion

The doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I'm actually going to die.

In This Shadowy World

A Torah scholar who perished in the Holocaust reveals the meaning of spiritual victory to a woman dying from cancer.


Our son nearly died in a car accident. Today we are witnessing the miracle of his recovery.

Seoul Man

I have a message for my Korean exchange student, 20 years in the making.

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