Heart of Matter
by Eliana Cline
God doesn’t listen to statistics.
by Debbie Gutfreund
Amidst all the talk about eggnog, I realized the special blessing of Shabbat.
by Rochel Spangenthal
My grandfather taught me to live in the spectacular now.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
We never walk alone.
by Yael Mermelstein
A thanksgiving reminder.
by Chaya Rosen
Greeting the news that your baby has Down syndrome with less anxiety and a much more positive outlook.
I was faced with the challenge of forgiving the unforgivable.
by Shimon Apisdorf
Now is the time to work on mending any rifts in your family.
The shofar’s cry is God calling out my name, looking for me.
by Judy Gruen
Thoughts on lighting the 20th yartzeit candle.
Even though my parents divorced, my father always played a crucial role in my life.
by Dr. Simon Yisrael Feuerman
I idolized my dad and resented him. As I’ve untangled our relationship, I adopted his passion: Talmud study.
by Amy Hirshberg Lederman
The shocking discovery of half of my family tree, nearly a century later.
My liberation from the bondage of depression.
by Nicole Bem
I loved Passover. It was the swishing of brooms in surround sound that confounded me.
by S. L. Weinstock
After five tumultuous years, I’m ready to begin again.
by Dana Green
How did I manage to survive unspeakable abuse?
by Aliza Bulow
Reflections on burying our 2-week-old granddaughter.
by Yael Zoldan M.A.
Because I’m a mother, I know.
When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age and a father faces his own mortality, a son experiences the blessings of a good shiva.
by Rabbi Binyamin Feldman
The legacy of Chana Berkovits, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits’ mother.
by Ruth N. Baum
I am not invited to my granddaughter’s bat mitzvah.
by Renana Meyer
Your appearance does not startle me anymore.
by Beth Goldsammler
The grandchild of Holocaust survivors looks forward… and back.
by Shoshana Gros
When my kids planted etrog trees, we didn’t know we’d discover the miracle – and precariousness – of life.
by Rea Bochner
Lessons from the spin cycle.
by Debbie Shapiro
Born with terminal kidney disfunction, each moment with him was precious.
by Rachel Fayga bas Hinda
Once I began to truly appreciate the blessings in my life, I received another – a baby girl.
by Leah Bleiberg
How an Aish.com article changed some people's lives.
by Julie Amar
My daughter’s eyes rolled back and she went limp in my arms.
by Ephraim Cornick
Although my father has died, he remains an active, guiding influence in my life.
Sometimes I wonder if my non-observant mother is more religious than me.
by Dina Neuman
My father let go of his pain, his grief, his questions and was able to do what he loved best: to give.
by Shellie Berman
My mother’s motto is: the way to keep your heart in shape is to love more.
The masked robber who broke into our home was a blessing in disguise.
Chanukah reminds us that we are not the same as everyone else.
by Mark Spiro
Meet Natie Charles, the Prince of Tales.
Spanning three generations, I want to give you some very special gifts that are close to my heart.
by Tova Arons
Paradoxically, our children help connect us to our Jewish roots.
by Menucha Chana Levin
The challenge of observing the anniversary of the death of someone never born.
by Lea Goldman
The last few months of my pregnancy, I spent more time agonizing about the bris than about labor itself.
by Tanya Flig
Sadly, based on personal experiences.
by Gila Arnold
Our most significant achievements are formed somewhere deeply hidden.
by Rabbi Jack Kalla
How to make the most of the 2011 heat wave without moving from your computer or air conditioner.
We were on opposite poles: her life was drawing to a close and mine was about to begin.
by Eliav Friedman
Even a grown man can be an orphan.
by Freidl Liba bas Chava
Sharing my pain and fear was easy. Becoming a mother left me speechless.
by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller
As a child I longed for the majestic. Watching the royal wedding, I realized I found it.
by Shulamis Yehudis Gutfreund
Teaching a child to understand God’s grand eternal plan.
In a world of Facebook and Twitter, is anyone special? Preparing for Passover I discovered an answer.
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