’s Top Articles & Videos, 2014

December 28, 2014

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Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.


20 Favorite Jewish Quotes20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

This eclectic collection of great Jewish quotes, from King Solomon to Einstein, gets a huge amount of traffic every month. Part two is on its way.


The Muslim Spy who Became a JewThe Muslim Spy who Became a Jew

This incredible story about a Hezbollah informant who risked his life for Israel went viral.


Robin Williams and UsRobin Williams and Us

Robin William’s suicide shocked the world and made us ask probing questions about depression and suicide. Rabbi Stewart Weiss gave a touching tribute to this self-proclaimed “honorary Jew.”


Scarlett Johansson & Soda Stream – Peace vs. Apartheid?Scarlett Johansson & Soda Stream – Peace vs. Apartheid?

Scarleet Johansson became the unlikely face of the counter-BDS movement, revealing the hypocrisy of this anti-Israel movement.


10 Myths and Facts about the Gaza War10 Myths and Facts about the Gaza War

This summer Israel was defending itself against Hamas as the world spread lie after lie. was a key source in providing the facts readers needed to know to defend Israel.


An Open Letter to Wolf Blitzer Re: Blood LibelsAn Open Letter to Wolf Blitzer Re: Blood Libels

This year we witnessed a surge in anti-Semitism. Wolf Blitzer invited Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan, who accused Jews of blood libel. The interview spun out of control and revealed a steadfast naiveté about Jew-hatred.


Love without ConditionsLove without Conditions

Batya Burd opened her heart and shared with readers her personal struggle in dealing with the death of her beloved husband. It is an intensely moving piece that provides a glimpse into a marriage built on true love.


Paris Synagogue AttackParis Synagogue Attack

In the heart of Paris, calls to kill the Jews inflamed a violent mob. This exclusive interview details what happened.



This amazing true story about a number from the Holocaust riveted readers around the world.


Saying Shema in GazaSaying Shema in Gaza

This story from the war in Gaza about how the Jewish prayer stopped a would-be suicide bomber may be too good to be true, but we can still learn something about the power of Shema.



Let It Go: Passover EditionLet It Go: Passover Edition

We did not intend to make a cross-dressing video! Why can’t husbands clean for Passover?


Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen: A Rosh Hashanah MessageMother of Murdered Israeli Teen: A Rosh Hashanah Message

The entire nation was plunged into mourning for the murder of “our boys” – Naftali, Gilad and Eyal. Naftali’s mother, Racheli Fraenkel, delivered an inspiring Rosh Hashanah message. Meeting her is an experience I will never forget.


The War in Gaza in a NutshellThe War in Gaza in a Nutshell

This video of an Australian journalist felt like a bolt of lightning – a shot of clarity amidst the sea of darkness.


An Open Letter to Critics of IsraelAn Open Letter to Critics of Israel collaborated with the AJC to bring to life David Harris’s powerful letter.


What Is a Jew?What Is a Jew?

Are we a religion, a nation, a race, or something else altogether? Rabbi Moshe Zeldman’s answer was a surprise viral hit.


Hanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with LightHanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with Light

Charlie Harary’s inspiring take on Hanukkah hit a chord. Jews defend with the sword, but fight with light.


Lights: An Inspiring Hanukkah Music VideoLights: An Inspiring Hanukkah Music Video

This original music video featuring Shtar delighted viewers around the world with its upbeat song and inspiring message.


Dancing in JerusalemDancing in Jerusalem

Sam Glaser’s infectious, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.

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