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Messengers from the Russian Moral Abyss

Cousins of mine embarking on their new life in Israel shared chilling accounts of a country that resembles prewar Germany.

My Abortion Story

We wanted a miracle but my life was at risk.

Elvis: 7 Jewish Things You Didn’t Know about The King

The Lansky Bros. are responsible for Elvis’s fashion sense. But don’t blame them for the jumpsuits.

During Her Pregnancy Crisis, Don’t Stand Idly By

Vulnerable pregnant Jewish women need more than rhetoric.

In Aftermath of Chicago’s July 4th Shooting, Local Moms Provide Countless Points of Light

After the horrific shooting, a team of volunteers quickly mobilized into action.

History of the Swastika: 6 Facts

Swastikas have a long history and are widely employed around the world today.

Insulting Mayim Bialik

We are masters at writing people off based solely on external superficialities.

The Stockdale Paradox

Surviving what life throws our way requires maintaining the sometimes-contradictory attitudes of hope and optimism, and realism and pragmatism.

My Father, the War Hero

My father was a POW at Stalag Luft I and was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster for his incredible bravery.

The Two Jewish Brothers who Defied Segregation in Atlanta

And paved the way for Atlanta to join the Major Leagues in the 1960s.

A Scientist on Finding God in Nature

Dr. Gilbert Daniel Nessim unpacks the mindboggling complexity inside a seed.

I'm Right, and You're an Evil Monster

Toxic polarization is turning disagreements into a binary war of good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, enlightened vs. barbaric.

Top Gun: Maverick – Three Jewish Takeaways

The exhilarating movie has something to say about the high-stakes combat we all face in life.

My Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center

My Memorial Day memories are shaped by a proud Jewish combat veteran who cared deeply about others.

Listen to the Silence

If you want to encounter God, you need to experience silence.

How a Spate of Synagogue Bombings in the 1950s Is Impacting Us Today

Changes made to federal law ensure that the Justice Department can step in when houses of worship are threatened.

Regine: The Holocaust Survivor Who Invented the First Disco Club

The legendary “Queen of the Night”, who recently died, was haunted by her Holocaust experiences.

God, Grades & Graduation: Religion’s Surprising Impact on Academic Success

A new study conclusively shows multiple benefits of a faith-based life to working-class adolescents – particularly males.

Has Social Media Us Made Stupid?

An indictment of the “Wild West” atmosphere of social media and the price we all pay for it.

It's a Mistake to Ban Holocaust Denial

A government that can criminalize Holocaust denial this week can criminalize other opinions next week.

We Need to Change How We View Disabled People

Michelle Friedman, a blind disability advocate, shares her story and strong opinions on what it means to be disabled.

Pharaoh, Putin and Why This Passover is Different

Again, a despot brainwashes a nation into committing atrocities against an innocent people. But in Poland, we discover history does not have to repeat itself.

Slay Your Idols

What are you enslaved to? For me, it’s video games.

Pivoting from Funeral to Wedding

How do you change gears from the death of a young person to the celebration of a marriage of two young people?

Why Is an Award-Winning Russian Journalist Fighting for Ukraine?

A former correspondent for the LA Times put down his pen and picked up a rifle, taking a stand in what he calls “a battle between good and evil.”

Moon Knight is Jewish

And three other Marvel Universe characters you didn’t know are Jewish.

Madeleine Albright’s Secret Jewish Past

The former Secretary of State, who has just died, discovered she was Jewish at age 59.

Six Million People Have Died from Covid

OP-ED: Let’s mark this haunting milestone by strengthening our resolve to fill our lives with meaning and love.

Putin has Zombified My Good Friends Back in Russia

With ironclad control of media, Putin wants Russians to forget their history so he can repeat it.

Queen Esther’s Love Letter to Her People Is Just What We Need

With everything going on in the world, we need to inculcate her message now more than ever.

We Have to Talk About Charvona

Why do we have to remember the most forgettable guy in the whole Purim story?

Who Needs “Denazification”?

Russia invaded Ukraine for its own imperialist reasons. Ukraine, like other sovereign nations, has the right to chart its own destiny.

Helping Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

In Krakow, Rabbi Avi Baumol is aiding Ukrainian refugees.

Inspiring Quotes by Jewish Women

Marking International Women’s Day, here are some thought-provoking quotes by a wide range of Jewish women.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky: Six Facts

Ukraine’s youthful and unconventional Jewish president is inspiring his nation.

The Frightening Parallels of Covid and War

Let’s heed the lessons of the pandemic and apply them to the threat of war.

Dispatch from Ukraine

No one teaches you what to do in a war. Rebbetzin Miriam Moskovitz shares what it’s like in Ukraine right now.

Probing Conversations between a Rabbi, Physicists, Psychologists, and Other Scientists

Scientific and Jewish beliefs are more compatible than you think. We sat down with leading world scientists and others to discover just how much we have in common

Archaeology and the Destruction of Sodom

The description of the Biblical destruction of Sodom is supported by recent archaeological discoveries.

A Refugee’s Secret Act of Kindness

Having fled Italy in 1939, Isaac Kinek was very sensitive to the needs of the underdog.

Nazi Salute Stirs Controversy in Alabama

Jewish student posts footage from class and opens opportunity for community dialogue, education.

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