Rabbi on Ventilator for 4 Months is Leaving Hospital

An interview with Sarah Dukes, whose husband nearly died from Covid-19.

Being a Black, Jewish Woman: A Blessing and a Curse

I define myself as a Black Jewish woman. Which of those words most reflects who I am depends on the day.

Symphony of Life

I defined myself as a violinist. Until a car accident shattered my arm.

How One Small Brave Act Saved Thousands of Lives

Becky overcame her fear and was the last of 60,000 people tested, at the very last blood drive. She was a perfect match.

Pivot Turn

Dancing my way towards a deeper relationship with God and the Jewish people.

Black Orthodox Jewish Fashion Designer

Elisheva Rishon’s empowering designs reflect her experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew.

God’s Immunity Card

Growing up with chronic pain and deformities, I thought I paid my dues. How wrong I was.

I was an Unhappy Atheist

How believing in God made me a grateful person.

The Chassidic Rebbe and the Guinea Pig

Many stories of Chassidic Rebbes involve miracles. Mine involved guinea pigs.

I Don't Fit in a Box

I never have. I don't know any black Jew who does.

Saadya Ehrenpreis: A Man With Down Syndrome and a College Dream

A tribute to the beloved New Yorker who defied expectations.

Why I Don't Need to Believe in God

I've always known that there was a God. I saw God everywhere and felt that He wanted a relationship with us.

Confessions of a Grieving Heart

My brother’s sudden, unexpected death has left within me a gaping hole.

My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

My Black Father’s Legacy

My father was painfully honest about what it meant to be Black in America.

What Judaism Taught Me, a Christian, about the Sanctity of Life

Judaism taught me that it’s my moral duty to stand up against all forms of racism and hatred, including anti-Semitism and bigotry towards African-Americans.

The KKK, Dr. King and a Kumzits

How Martin Luther King’s commitment to his roots inspired me to return to my own.

The Spiritual Benefits of Social Distancing

How our family is finding some clarity amidst chaos.

The Chasid who Built a Church

Why was a church saying a perpetual mass for my father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi?

Why Amare Stoudemire Learns Torah

A fascinating interview about the beauty of Judaism with basketball star Omri Casspi.

The Journey of the Convert

I didn’t mean to spend so many years walking down the path of the convert. But where they go, I will go.

Our Deadly Battle with COVID-19

I wasn't feeling so great and went to get tested. Twenty-four hours later I was on a vent fighting for my life.

Mastering Life through Jewish Enlightenment

My journey from Eastern philosophy to traditional Judaism has taught me the importance of balancing the physical and spiritual worlds.

If You Were Told You're Not Jewish, What Would You Do?

This theoretical question was posed to me when I was a teen. Weeks later, it became my reality.

God Finds an Estranged Jew in the Peruvian Amazon

While living in the Peruvian Amazon married to a native woman, an American Jew experiences a life-saving miracle that sparks his spiritual quest.

Love Transcends Boundaries, Love Honors Boundaries

Love brought me to her and then to Him.

From Illegal Immigrant to Orthodox Jew

The improbable story of one man’s Jewish journey. An Aish.com exclusive.

Saying Kaddish for 500 People

I didn't know what Kaddish is. Now I'm saying it for over 500 people.

My Thoughts of Life and Death on Yom HaShoah

Coronavirus has me thinking a lot about death. And life.

4 Gifts My Mother, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Gave Me

What would my mother say about the pandemic? Her life speaks her response.

7-4-0-1: Tuvia Ariel's Incredible True Story

Why did these 4 digits keep reappearing in his life?

Promise and the Tuk-Tuk

An encounter in Ethiopia informs my response to the coronavirus.

My Blood Clot in My Brain

Everything can radically change in an instant.

I'm an Intensive Care Physician who Contracted Coronavirus

Could I actually have the virus? I’m supposed to be the one treating the sick, not the other way around.

Why Was I Her Go-To Jew?

A non-Jew at work was getting into Judaism. How did I become her go-to Jew? I’m not even religious!

How Being a Hermit Prepared Me for Corona

For 7 years we lived alone on a mountaintop. Then the three boys in Israel were kidnapped.

Finding Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Panic

Instead of panicking, let’s work on appreciating everything we have and focus on assessing and improving our lives.

Family First or Last?

Who was right – my parents or me?

Adopting Five Children in Montana

Chavie and Chaim Bruk built their Jewish family through adoption.

Living with Bipolar: Seeing Beyond the Label

With the dread of what the neighbors would think, my illness went untreated. Until at last, after a severe breakdown, I was diagnosed with bipolar.

A Life-Saving Kindness in Rome

A Shabbat in Rome doesn't go as planned.

Confronting Death After Defying It

The body that survived the unspeakable cruelty in Bergen Belsen was now giving up on her.

Kirk Douglas’s Jewish Mountain

The Hollywood icon's never-ending search for meaning.

African Pastor Becomes an Orthodox Jew

A dramatic dream transforms the Gordon family’s destiny.

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