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Leonard Cohen & Facing the Darkness

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen: Always a Jew at Heart

The influential musician had a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people.

The Chicago Cubs’ Curse

The team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years. Is it really due to a curse, as many people believe?

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Kudos to the Swedish Academy for their bold and wise decision to honor a man who "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

The Leicester Soccer Miracle

It’s being hailed as the most remarkable story in the history of soccer.

Bob Dylan’s Jewish Odyssey

Born to a fairly observant Jewish family, Dylan had a decidedly Jewish upbringing.

Son of Saul

The director and lead actor of the award-winning Holocaust film are two Jews who are passionate about their people and history.

Top Five David Bowie Lyrics

The world will miss his eccentric, musical genius.

The Biggest Sports Mistake of the Year

The New England Patriots and listening to God's messages.

The Disappointing Jedi

Why do the Jedi masters avoid taking responsibility to save the universe?

Eagles of Death Metal Defies Terrorism

The rock band played in Israel and returned to Paris, demonstrating its courage and commitment to freedom.

From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

A look at some of the Jewish elements – coincidental or otherwise – of Star Wars.

The Adele Sensation

Does the superstar’s old-style elegance add to her allure?

Johnny Depp on Whitey Bulger

Bulger wasn't hardwired to be a murderer. No one is.

Matisyahu: Let Music be Your Flag

In Spain festival, with Palestinian flags in background, Matisyahu sings “Jerusalem, if I forget you”‏

Inside Out & Emotional Integration

The more we embrace our emotions, the more alive we feel.

Hank Greenberg & WW2

Greenberg, baseball’s highest-paid player before the war, was the first Major Leaguer to enlist.

The Depth of Inside/Out

The Disney film teaches one of the most powerful principles for experiencing joy.

My Top 5 Grateful Dead Lyrics

Their poetry can touch the deepest realms of the Jewish soul.

Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini have created extraordinary lives through adversity.

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.

The Jewish Story Behind Spock

Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week, explains how the hand-gesture of the Priestly blessing became Spock’s Vulcan salute.

Shmoozing with the Stars, Except on Shabbat

In a business fed by 24/7 connectivity, Cory Richman is available 24/6.

Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?

She used her acerbic wit to defend Israel and the Jewish people.

The Real Robin Williams

We never really knew him.

Robin Williams and Us

A self-proclaimed “honorary Jew,” the comic genius will be missed.

Is this Nike Video Anti-Semitic?

Animated soccer stars compete against evil clones who wear uniforms bearing a logo that looks like the Star of David.

The Wisdom of the Rolling Stones

5 Jewish lessons from the world’s greatest band.

Fighting Cancer through Comics

A widow gives hope to children fighting cancer with a unique graphic novel that contains Jewish themes.

Noah à la Hollywood

The movie is a distortion of the Torah.

Why We Love Zombies

The undead remind us of what it means to be human.

Harold Ramis’ Search for Meaning

The writer and director of Groundhog Day passes away, leaving behind a legacy of funny, thoughtful films.

Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with the devil.

Skating to Schindler’s List

Yulia Lipnitskaya’s Olympic performance: breathtaking or bad taste?

Laughing with the Kabbalist

An Orthodox woman’s unusual encounter with a kabbalist lays the groundwork for her thriller novel just published by the New York Review of Books

Touching Lives through Music

Making a difference in people’s lives is more inspiring than any song.

Klezmer’s Virtuoso

Patience and perseverance: Andy Statman’s journey through Judaism and music.

Superman & the Jewish Mission

We all want to live in a world where goodness triumphs over evil.

Les Misérables and the Bible

Reconciling God’s attribute of Justice with Mercy.

Stevie Wonder Scorns the IDF

Pop star stands on the “wrong side” of history.

The Kabbalistic Life of Pi

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

Wistrich on "The Left, the Jews and Israel"

Why so many Jewish socialists abandoned their people and heritage.

Dark Knight Rises

Unfortunately, tragedies happen. But we must rise again and find a way to grow.

The Gift of Rest

A review of Sen. Joe Lieberman's book on rediscovering the beauty of the Sabbath.

John Lennon and the Jews

Falling in love with Judaism.

Von Trier's Cannes Controversy

Does art stand apart from the artist? What if the artist is Hitler?

God's Inception

The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

Managing Justin Bieber

Scooter Braun's Jewish values keep the teen celebrity grounded. An Aish.com exclusive.

Super Bowl Underdog

Why do we cheer for an incredible upset?

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