Israel

The Madoff Madness

Honor and dishonor in the Jewish community.

In Danger

My plea for you to care about the Jews of Yemen.

Chanukah Eyes

How can our homemade menorahs compete with all the dazzling lights of Christmas?

Mumbai's Forgotten Prayer

The power of Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg's prayer.

Grieving for Mumbai

Perspectives from the mother of a terror victim.

The Inventor

If necessity is the Mother of invention, Ben Kleinerman is its father.

Tragedy in Mumbai

Words may fail us, but actions cannot.

The Eternal Bond

The everlasting message of tefillin -- from Bergen-Belsen to a Jerusalem oncology ward.

Affording Jewish Day Schools

A long overdue program to lower day school costs gives hope for the future.

Ordained by the Holocaust

Hundreds of Holocaust survivors never returned to Judaism and joined the Christian clergy.

The Rescuer

The amazing true story of how one woman helped save the Jews of Syria.

The Aliyah Chronicles #5: My American Children in Israel

Moving to Israel has been a great lesson in parenting.

Kristallnacht: Murder by Euphemism

To remember Kristallnacht properly, we must first renounce its German-given name.

LBJ: A Friend in Deed

Lyndon Johnson's actions to rescue hundreds of endangered Jews during the Holocaust.

Stamped for Life

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

Against All Odds

Leo Fettman's life and death wish during the Holocaust.

Running Out of Gas: The Aliyah Chronicles #4

My terrifying moment as a new immigrant with minimal Hebrew language skills.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Bernard Hochstein had one sure-fire method: give away your hard-earned money to charity.

You Can't Govern From the Grave

Max Feinberg tried to guarantee his family's Jewish lineage by drafting a will with a monetary sanction against intermarriage. It didn't work.

The Last Jew of Calcutta

From his hut in a Calcutta cemetery, a Jew cares for the last of his once-great community.

Ahmadinejad at the U.N.

Where's the outrage?

Prayers in Poland

In the fall of 1942, a young hidden Jew receives a private small miracle.

Alzheimer's Rosh Hashanah Lesson

The most important lesson I learned from Sholom still sends me shivers, nearly three decades since his passing.

Balloons for God

This Rosh Hashana, break free from cynicism.

Why Me?

It's not always about me.

The Golden Boy

However one measures strength, Shai Haim is a very strong man.

My Aish birthright Experience

I discovered just exactly why I had always felt proud to be a Jew.

Kaifeng's Jews

Descendants of centuries-old Jewish community in China's Kaifeng rediscover Jewish heritage after near complete assimilation in their local community.

Funeral for Baruch

Instead of crying, a reason to sing.

A Chaplain Says Goodbye

What a long, strange trip it's been.

Not In Kansas Anymore

Somewhere over the rainbow I landed in the land of Israel

On the Same Team

A timely Tisha B'Av message from the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Transient Souls: The Aliyah Chronicles #3

Moving to Israel is a daunting, if not a downright crazy task to accomplish.

On Being Aish'd

What is the secret of Aish HaTorah's success?

Playgrounds in Sderot

Welcome to the first playground in the world that is properly protected from falling rockets.

Lost in Disney

The most frightening six minutes in a parent's life.

Warsaw Ghetto Furniture

How can we yearn to return to a place that we don't remember?

Heroes on the Border

How do we respond when a Hezbollah killer goes free?

Daddy, Don't Leave Us

When was the last time we begged our Father to bring us back home?

Out of the Mouth of Roni

How an 8-year-old is holding down the borders of Israel.

The Aliyah Chronicles: Saying Good-Bye

You can't transport to Israel all the piles of stuff that have defined your life for so long. What stays and what goes?

My Response to Terror

Five years ago I needed to do something in response – so I moved to Israel. But that doesn't work anymore.

Thank You, Hero

Wednesday's hero helped us realize that education to valor is not some kind of old-fashioned luxury, but rather, it's a necessity of life.

Leave Hitler Alone?

Rethinking America's 'good war' is a not so subtle attack on our current struggles.

Where Is Our Jewish Leadership Hiding?

The crisis of funding Jewish education is a shameful omission from the Jewish philanthropic agenda.

Real Friends and Real Enemies

Presbyterian Israel-bashing shows how Jews are clueless about Christian groups.

Concerning the Jews

The closing paragraphs are famous, but few have read Mark Twain's complete article. It's long but fascinating. Print and read.

Flow

Climbing out of time's narrow grip by loving whatever you are doing.

Unstuck: The Aliyah Chronicles

Move to Israel? Are you nuts?

Shavuot Learn-a-thon

Awakening from our national slumber.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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