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?

My Parents vs. My Own Life

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

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.

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.

A Special Soul

How my special needs sibling changed our family and our community.

As Sirens Blare Across the Land

An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.

My 18 Days of Waiting

My story is different, but I relate to the horror the three families experienced not knowing if your child will survive.

Don’t Be Nice to Me

Yes, I broke my ankle – now leave me alone.

Tears and Shattered Prayers

An open letter to the three boys.

What I Learned from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Out of the blue, the Rebbe summoned me. He wanted to send me on a challenging mission.

Chicken Soup for the Mind

A Chinese girl forced me to confront what it means to be Jewish.

Adopted: The Search for My Heritage

My difficult search for proof of my Jewish identity.

Jewish on the Outside

Eli Schwebel’s journey to discovering his heart.

My Strange Relationship with Daniel Pearl

Can an embodied spirit be connected in some way to a disembodied one?

Izzy’s Mission

Learning how to embrace challenge from Shmuel and Chani Zundell’s inspiring example.

Love without Conditions

Grappling with the death of my husband.

The Missing Peace

Utilizing Judaism’s spiritual principles opened my heart to discover a purpose-driven life.

Marvin’s Dance

Marvin Casey’s amazing journey from black, Church-going hip hop dancer to yeshiva student, English/dance instructor in Israel.

God's Calling Card

Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.

To the Ticket Agent at the Delta Counter

A powerful lesson in forgiveness – and being a role model for your kids.

7-4-0-1

Tuvia Ariel’s amazing true story about a number from the Holocaust.

A Bum Deal

Rufus Hannah's remarkable true story of unspeakable exploitation and redemption, and the man who saved him.

Broken Hand, Opened Heart

Control freaks like me have a hard time asking for help.

What’s a Former Christian, Orthodox Woman Doing as Dean of an Israeli University?

Malka Schaps, a world-renowned professor of mathematics, is smashing glass ceilings.

No Complaints

My father’s unwavering faith in the shadow of cancer.

Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life

The 17-year-old Jewish teen died from progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging. He embraced life with joy, following these three principles.

How Orthodox Jews Taught Me Yoga

A yoga teacher encounters Jewish spirituality with religious Jews in Israel for the first time.

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

Why some Jews suspect they've returned.

Activist on Skates

Champion of academics, athletics and the arts, Loren Galler Rabinowitz is focused on her role as a third-generation Holocaust survivor.

Crossing the Finish Line

They said Maickel Melamed would never walk. Now he runs marathons to inspire others.

Our Cancer Miracle

Hanukkah is the time to acknowledge miracles. This year our family experienced an amazing one.

The Black Miracle: A Hanukkah Poetry Slam

Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.

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.

When Grandfather Died

Helping my young children navigate their loss.

Loving Michael

After the divorce my son broke my heart. But to my surprise, it didn’t shatter. It broke open.

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew

One woman’s personal crusade against assimilation and intermarriage.

The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

The hidden deeds of the man we thought we knew.

How Rebbetzin Heller Changed My Life

In memory of Rabbi Dovid Heller, of blessed memory.

The Evil Eye Remover

Worldly problems deserve an otherworldly response – for $101.

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

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

A Sukkah Made of Snow

Stranded on a mountain, under the stars, I felt fear and God’s protective love.

Help Wanted

Not once in my life had I ever prayed for my own health. Now, that changed drastically.

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