About the Author

Rabbi Gavriel Horan

Rabbi Gavriel Horan and his wife Rachel spent five years working for Aish HaTorah on college campuses in New York. He currently lives in Baltimore, MD where he continues to work as an outreach rabbi, therapist, life coach, journalist and grant writer.

A Father’s Love and Rosh Hashanah

Why do refer to God as our Father, and not as our Mother? My newborn son gave me the answer.

Passover & the Biggest Upset in College Basketball History

Miracles do happen.

Marijuana and Jewish Joy

Do Jews like being happy?

Victimhood: The Jewish Secret to Overcoming Oppression

Rather than wallowing in self-pity, Jews have always taken responsibility.

Crossing the Finish Line

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

Giving Till 113

What drove Evelyn Kozak, the oldest Jew in the world, to help so many others?

The Kabbalistic Life of Pi

The surprising Jewish connection hidden inside the bestselling book and new film.

Against All Odds: George Kalmar’s Legacy

George Kalmar’s life is the story of a true Jewish hero.

A Portrait of Greatness

Who was Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv?

Still Wonderful

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

Reaching Israelis in America

Adam Milstein is using Hebrew to stem the tide of assimilation amongst Israelis living in America.

My Key to Success

A profile of philanthropist Chuck Boxenbaum.

Long Lost Brothers

When they posted a photo on a Holocaust victims’ database, they never imagined where it would lead.

Rabbi Lau’s Testimony of Faith

“You cannot explain one moment of my survival without miracles.”

Getting High

The guru's special mantra would give him a constant high. But there was an unexpected catch.

Searching for My Lost Tribe

It never occurred to me that it was right under my nose.

Call It Genocide

The man who coined the term 'genocide' also fought to make it an international crime.

Irena's Children

Irena Sendler is a 97-year-old Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Wanted by the FBI

Meet Rabbi Cary Friedman, consultant on spirituality to the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit.

Blindness and Light

Lavi Greenspan lost his sight at age 26. The last thing he wants is for you to feel sorry for him.


How the Bielski Partisans built a village amidst the Nazi death machine.

Stamped for Life

Defying the Samurai code of honor, Chiune Sugihara risked everything to save Jewish lives.

Music of the Heart

Yona Yacobowicz transforms her turbulent life into song.

Searching for Superman

I knew I possessed super powers. I just had to sort through the baggage of a few generations to find them.

Rolling with the Punches

Ori Murray knew how to handle any punch that came his way, until life dealt him a blow he never expected.

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