Spirituality

From Christian Missionary to Observant Jew

Shannon Nuszen’s mission was to convert as many Jews as possible. Her fealty to the truth sent her in an unexpected direction.

New Documentary Explores the Question “Why Be Jewish?”

The first intermarriage in Becky Bordo's family launches her journey to explore her Jewish identity.

Facing Goliath

After the Holocaust, I was an emaciated girl, spent physically, emotionally and mentally, facing a robust and cruel Russian soldier with no conscience. What chance did I have?

Prestigious Art Dealer Embraces His Jewish Heritage

Amid Paris' high-end art scene, Antoine Helwaser embarked on a spiritual journey in the shadow of the Holocaust.

After 500 Years, My Family's Return to Judaism

For centuries, Dr. Joe Maldonado’s family hid their Jewishness. Researching his family's ancestry revealed a startling discovery.

How Faith and Radical Optimism Restored My Mind, Body and Soul

My journey into the uncharted territory of cancer.

The Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp's Jewish Roots

David Fishof makes dreams come true, while staying committed to his Jewish values.

God Wants Me to Make Lemonade

One journalist’s fight to make a difference despite having cerebral palsy.

Joan Rivers' Manager's Surprising Second Act

Dorothy Melvin's life was upended by a shocking phone call.

Of Angels And Poinsettias

Angels can be created by human beings. My father taught me how.

The Final Farewell

We don’t get to choose the departures of our loved ones.

When the KKK Tried to Recruit Me

Cory's unique path to Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem.

Expelled: How One Kind Act Changed Lives

Isaac was about to get expelled from school until one student's kind act changed everything.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes’ Incredible Legacy

Sarah Dukes inspired thousands by chronicling her husband’s 10-month battle with Covid-19.

Right Where You're Supposed to Be: This Really Happened

Sometimes your actions are instrumental in ways you're completely unaware of.

The Shabbat Meal that Rocked My World

Sometimes small acts have huge outcomes. I know. My life's trajectory was changed by one.

Life, Refashioned

How Judaism got an ex-Catholic prospective convert to love clothes – and enjoy life.

A Russian Doll and an Unlikely Legacy of Kindness

A true story that we need to hear during these difficult times.

Surviving a Horrific WWII Army Plane Crash and Making it All the Way to 2020

My grandfather was the coolest grandpa a kid could want.

My Grandmother and the 1922 Russian Typhus Epidemic

Her father refused to believe the doctors' pessimistic diagnosis. Her miraculous survival instilled a steadfast gratitude to God, despite the barrage of atheistic Communist propaganda.

The Courage to Search: How My Questions Led Me to Embrace Judaism

Rabbi Sacks did not just give me access to Judaism's core beliefs, he gave me access to myself.

My Life with Dystonia

Miracles do happen… at their prescribed time.

The Jewelry Thief in a Labor Camp in Poland

Elijah the Prophet can come in all types of guises.

Something Once Broken

Like me, the brooch was once whole, then broken, and then transformed.

Stranger on a Train

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion.

My Husband Is a Porn Addict in Recovery

My anger, pain and sadness are being replaced with hope, respect and admiration. It has not been easy.

Holocaust Survivor’s Miraculous Reunion with His Brother

Passionate about teaching the Holocaust, Ernie Hollander debated a denier on TV. Then the impossible happened.

Where Was the Other Ram?

Why did no ram appear to take the place of my son?

What Matters to You: A Journey of an Unsatisfied Soul

Sometimes the people you love can’t give what you need. What happens then?

Living with a Buddhist Family in Japan Brought Me Back to the Fold

I went looking for freedom. I’d landed in the wrong place.

Squeeze My Hand: An Inspiring Yom Kippur Message

A true story about a father who refused to give up on his child.

Who by Fire

I lost most of my possessions, but gained so much more.

Rosh Hashanah Jew

My spiritual journey from the night clubs in Prague to serving as a lone Israeli soldier on the Gaza border.

Yakov Henigson: Striving for Greatness

Husband, father, Torah scholar, actuary, active community member – Yakov never stopped utilizing every moment.

Rabbi on Ventilator for 4 Months is Leaving Hospital

An interview with Sarah Dukes, whose husband nearly died from Covid-19.

Being a Black, Jewish Woman: A Blessing and a Curse

I define myself as a Black Jewish woman. Which of those words most reflects who I am depends on the day.

Symphony of Life

I defined myself as a violinist. Until a car accident shattered my arm.

Life Doesn't have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

When we can't change a situation, we're challenged to change ourselves.

How One Small Brave Act Saved Thousands of Lives

Becky overcame her fear and was the last of 60,000 people tested, at the very last blood drive. She was a perfect match.

Pivot Turn

Dancing my way towards a deeper relationship with God and the Jewish people.

Black Orthodox Jewish Fashion Designer

Elisheva Rishon’s empowering designs reflect her experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew.

I was an Unhappy Atheist

How believing in God made me a grateful person.

The Chassidic Rebbe and the Guinea Pig

Many stories of Chassidic Rebbes involve miracles. Mine involved guinea pigs.

I Don't Fit in a Box

I never have. I don't know any black Jew who does.

Saadya Ehrenpreis: A Man With Down Syndrome and a College Dream

A tribute to the beloved New Yorker who defied expectations.

Why I Don't Need to Believe in God

I've always known that there was a God. I saw God everywhere and felt that He wanted a relationship with us.

Confessions of a Grieving Heart

My brother’s sudden, unexpected death has left within me a gaping hole.

My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

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