by Yaacov Deyo
God sent a letter and used half the Mediterranean as stationery.
by Jeffrey Dunetz
I was a three-day a year Jew who stopped by McDonalds on the way to the golf course every Saturday morning. Now I'm being called an observant Jew. What happened?
by Louis Renaldo
From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.
Sara Yoheved Rigler
by Sara Yoheved Rigler
One woman's search for her life's compass.
Despite doctors' dire warnings of a problematic pregnancy, a couple decides to go full term.
by Tova Lebovits
Through ingenuity and chutzpah, one man saved lives in the Holocaust. His daughter tells how.
How to feel good amidst catastrophe.
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Clarity sometimes comes when you least expect it.
A recent convert to Judaism describes her spiritual odyssey.
by Steven Feuerstein
Seth and Sherri Mandell's remarkable mission to Asia brought a profound message of peace and hope amidst the darkness.
by Sam Cowan
After running from the Nazis as a 10-year-old, she has seen life come full circle.
by Varda Branfman
The mysteries of life and death provide one woman an unusual gateway into the meaning and beauty of traditional Judaism.
by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
One man's story of the self-deception and honesty that clashes inside all of us.
by Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt
When my wife was diagnosed with cancer, something odd happened. Her anger at God went away.
God is intimately involved in all that happens in our lives. And if what happens is cancer, then not only does He know about it, He makes it happen.
An Aish UK rabbi, whose wife passed away some weeks ago, shares some profound lessons he has learned.
God becomes believable when life becomes unbelievable. *
by Ross Hirschmann
Volunteering one hour to help others gave me a surprising insight about myself and the world.
A great sage and leader of American Jewry teaches a lesson about small acts of caring.
Ten years after her brother was killed in an auto accident, a young woman reflects back on what she learned.
by Jonathan Rosenblum
There are special moments in life when we touch God's perfection. Here's one of them.
by Rivka DeLay
A recent convert to Judaism discovers that spirituality is embedded not only in souls, but also in the bricks of a wall.
by Sarah Shapiro
An evening's encounter with a handicapped couple overturns misconceptions that have crippled one woman over a lifetime.
by Tzvi Gluckin
Sometimes a person needs to meditate and think about things. Most of the time he just needs to eat something greasy.
Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, "Take the whole world up with you."
Forget the holiday hike. A real spiritual path is steep and challenging.
When Esh Kodesh was a boy, he wished his kindergarten teacher: "May they not kill you. May you not die young." Last month, he died at age 25, gunned down by an Arab terrorist.
Israel is traumatized when a terrorist bomb maims three children, but one woman is catapulted to a new level of gratitude.
I was a Jewish kid who didn't know what it meant to be Jewish, who was painfully, earnestly trying to fit in by concealing the Jewishness I knew nothing about.
by Azriel Hirsh Friedman
I spent six years marketing a parade of pleasures, only to find out that God throws theme parties all the time.
Deiter turned Ben on to German beer. They were having an amazing time. Until Ben got lost with no money and no map...
by Andrea Kahn
Once upon a time, she lived in Beverly Hills, wrote for Teen Magazine and had a personal trainer.
by Elliot Mathias
"I always considered myself to be pretty independent. So why, in the back of my mind, was I dreading the inevitable return home with a strange new kippah sitting on my head?"
This week in Jerusalem, a grove of trees was planted in honor of Ron Johnson, the British janitor who donated his lung to try to save a life.
by Richard Rabkin
Plunked into the strange world of kangaroos, Aborigines and cricket, a Canadian discovers that Jews all over the world have lots in common.
by Tova Saul
Sometimes God takes one small, seemingly insignificant event to teach us all we need to know about life -- though it may take years to find that out.
When playing in a band produces a high that never lasts, one is forced to look elsewhere for fulfillment. But how can Judaism compare to Fuzzy Walter?
Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah, has many names. But for me, this year, it is Hag HaBikurim, the Festival of the First Fruits.
by I.I. Cohen
When all seems totally lost, a Jew is obligated to hope. This is one man's story of his test of faith.
Cocooned in the blissful spirituality of an ashram, a Jewish soul still yearns to help others in need. But what to do when the guru forbids it?
by Mara (Frei) Goldblatt
A survivor of an Arab terrorist attack tells of her battle to be liberated from the scars of her experience.
A story of one man's spiritual journey that took some unusual twists and turns -- jazz studies, African drumming, pretending to be Malcolm X.
An encounter with a hidden Jewish holy woman turns the world of a devotee to Eastern religions upside down.
by David Sussman
It seemed like the right thing to do. But whose idea was it?
Something was missing, which turned out to be myself
I was like a wind-up toy going a mile a minute, until one day I fell off the table.
by Emuna Braverman
Rivka Wiesenfeld was a selfless dynamo who used every ounce of energy to give to others.
How did my father transform himself into gold?
by Toby Klein Greenwald
Like the Purim miracle, God's intervention turned our worst fears to joy.
The incredible power of one person.
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