After the Accidental Overdose

My sister-in-law died a year ago, alone during the pandemic, and mixed with the profound sadness is the lingering thought: Could I have done more?

The Appalachian Family of 12 who Converted to Judaism

One woman's journey from Mountain Mama to Yiddishe Mama.

My Choice

Why one Orthodox woman chose to have an abortion—and how she felt about her decision.

A 75-Year Wait for Kaddish

Repaying a debt to the man who saved my father’s life.

Strapped In: My Complicated Relationship with Tefillin

Have you put on tefillin today? The question was almost rhetorical – of course, I hadn’t. I am Jewish – but not that kind of Jewish.

Rescuing Daughter from Church Orphanage

During the Holocaust these nuns hid Jewish children. Sometimes they didn't want to let them go.

What I’m Learning about Almost Dying

Some facial paralysis, 32 staples in my skull, and overwhelming concern from loved ones have given all kinds of new meaning to 'the show must go on.'

Why a White Supremacist Renounced his Faith

How a Shabbat dinner gave a young leader in the White Nationalist movement food for thought.

The Teacher's Note

How 49 words changed a woman's life.

L’Chaim OG's Amazing Journey

An Aish.com exclusive interview with the multi-faceted rapper Zecharya Yishai Dovid Levine.

New Documentary Explores the Question “Why Be Jewish?”

The first intermarriage in Becky Bordo's family launches her journey to explore her Jewish identity.

From Christian Missionary to Observant Jew

Shannon Nuszen’s mission was to convert as many Jews as possible. Her fealty to the truth sent her in an unexpected direction.

Facing Goliath

After the Holocaust, I was an emaciated girl, spent physically, emotionally and mentally, facing a robust and cruel Russian soldier with no conscience. What chance did I have?

Prestigious Art Dealer Embraces His Jewish Heritage

Amid Paris' high-end art scene, Antoine Helwaser embarked on a spiritual journey in the shadow of the Holocaust.

After 500 Years, My Family's Return to Judaism

For centuries, Dr. Joe Maldonado’s family hid their Jewishness. Researching his family's ancestry revealed a startling discovery.

A Life Not with Standing

Invisible, inaudible, inanimate: my adventures in a wheelchair.

How Faith and Radical Optimism Restored My Mind, Body and Soul

My journey into the uncharted territory of cancer.

The Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp's Jewish Roots

David Fishof makes dreams come true, while staying committed to his Jewish values.

God Wants Me to Make Lemonade

One journalist’s fight to make a difference despite having cerebral palsy.

Joan Rivers' Manager's Surprising Second Act

Dorothy Melvin's life was upended by a shocking phone call.

Of Angels And Poinsettias

Angels can be created by human beings. My father taught me how.

The Final Farewell

We don’t get to choose the departures of our loved ones.

When the KKK Tried to Recruit Me

Cory's unique path to Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem.

Adopted Handicapped Girl Discovers her Idol is her Biological Sister

Who got the better deal? An incredible true story of two siblings

Expelled: How One Kind Act Changed Lives

Isaac was about to get expelled from school until one student's kind act changed everything.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes’ Incredible Legacy

Sarah Dukes inspired thousands by chronicling her husband’s 10-month battle with Covid-19.

Forgiving the Impossible

During the Holocaust, my grandmother gave up everything for her closest friend, only to be abandoned in return.

Right Where You're Supposed to Be: This Really Happened

Sometimes your actions are instrumental in ways you're completely unaware of.

Life, Refashioned

How Judaism got an ex-Catholic prospective convert to love clothes – and enjoy life.

The Shabbat Meal that Rocked My World

Sometimes small acts have huge outcomes. I know. My life's trajectory was changed by one.

A Russian Doll and an Unlikely Legacy of Kindness

A true story that we need to hear during these difficult times.

Surviving a Horrific WWII Army Plane Crash and Making it All the Way to 2020

My grandfather was the coolest grandpa a kid could want.

My Grandmother and the 1922 Russian Typhus Epidemic

Her father refused to believe the doctors' pessimistic diagnosis. Her miraculous survival instilled a steadfast gratitude to God, despite the barrage of atheistic Communist propaganda.

My Life with Dystonia

Miracles do happen… at their prescribed time.

The Courage to Search: How My Questions Led Me to Embrace Judaism

Rabbi Sacks did not just give me access to Judaism's core beliefs, he gave me access to myself.

Something Once Broken

Like me, the brooch was once whole, then broken, and then transformed.

The Jewelry Thief in a Labor Camp in Poland

Elijah the Prophet can come in all types of guises.

Finding Uzi

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

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

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

My Husband Is a Porn Addict in Recovery

My anger, pain and sadness are being replaced with hope, respect and admiration. It has not been easy.

Stranger on a Train

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion.

From Skinhead to Jew

The incredible, true story of Frank Meeink, former white supremacist who embarked on a path to fight hate and embrace his Jewish heritage.

Holocaust Survivor’s Miraculous Reunion with His Brother

Passionate about teaching the Holocaust, Ernie Hollander debated a denier on TV. Then the impossible happened.

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