Spirituality

My Black Father’s Legacy

My father was painfully honest about what it meant to be Black in America.

What Judaism Taught Me, a Christian, about the Sanctity of Life

Judaism taught me that it’s my moral duty to stand up against all forms of racism and hatred, including anti-Semitism and bigotry towards African-Americans.

The KKK, Dr. King and a Kumzits

How Martin Luther King’s commitment to his roots inspired me to return to my own.

The Spiritual Benefits of Social Distancing

How our family is finding some clarity amidst chaos.

Why Amare Stoudemire Learns Torah

A fascinating interview about the beauty of Judaism with basketball star Omri Casspi.

The Journey of the Convert

I didn’t mean to spend so many years walking down the path of the convert. But where they go, I will go.

Our Deadly Battle with COVID-19

I wasn't feeling so great and went to get tested. Twenty-four hours later I was on a vent fighting for my life.

Mastering Life through Jewish Enlightenment

My journey from Eastern philosophy to traditional Judaism has taught me the importance of balancing the physical and spiritual worlds.

If You Were Told You're Not Jewish, What Would You Do?

This theoretical question was posed to me when I was a teen. Weeks later, it became my reality.

A Jew's Quest in the Peruvian Amazon

While living in the Peruvian Amazon married to a native woman, an American Jew experiences a life-saving miracle that sparks his spiritual quest.

From Illegal Immigrant to Orthodox Jew

The improbable story of one man’s Jewish journey. An Aish.com exclusive.

Love Transcends Boundaries, Love Honors Boundaries

Love brought me to her and then to Him.

Saying Kaddish for 500 People

I didn't know what Kaddish is. Now I'm saying it for over 500 people.

My Thoughts of Life and Death on Yom HaShoah

Coronavirus has me thinking a lot about death. And life.

4 Gifts My Mother, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Gave Me

What would my mother say about the pandemic? Her life speaks her response.

Promise and the Tuk-Tuk

An encounter in Ethiopia informs my response to the coronavirus.

7-4-0-1: Tuvia Ariel's Incredible True Story

Why did these 4 digits keep reappearing in his life?

My Blood Clot in My Brain

Everything can radically change in an instant.

I'm an Intensive Care Physician who Contracted Coronavirus

Could I actually have the virus? I’m supposed to be the one treating the sick, not the other way around.

How Being a Hermit Prepared Me for Corona

For 7 years we lived alone on a mountaintop. Then the three boys in Israel were kidnapped.

Finding Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Panic

Instead of panicking, let’s work on appreciating everything we have and focus on assessing and improving our lives.

Why Was I Her Go-To Jew?

A non-Jew at work was getting into Judaism. How did I become her go-to Jew? I’m not even religious!

Family First or Last?

Who was right – my parents or me?

Adopting Five Children in Montana

Chavie and Chaim Bruk built their Jewish family through adoption.

Living with Bipolar: Seeing Beyond the Label

With the dread of what the neighbors would think, my illness went untreated. Until at last, after a severe breakdown, I was diagnosed with bipolar.

Kirk Douglas’s Jewish Mountain

The Hollywood icon's never-ending search for meaning.

Confronting Death After Defying It

The body that survived the unspeakable cruelty in Bergen Belsen was now giving up on her.

A Life-Saving Kindness in Rome

A Shabbat in Rome doesn't go as planned.

The Blind Mathematician

Born blind, Abraham Nemeth was told to become a basket weaver. He had other plans.

Touching Bedrock

Kirk Douglas reconnects with Judaism – deep underground.

Kirk Douglas: 7 Jewish Facts

The legendary actor embraced his Jewish identity later on in life.

African Pastor Becomes an Orthodox Jew

A dramatic dream transforms the Gordon family’s destiny.

"Remember You Are a Jew!": Inspiring True Story

No matter how far you've gone, you can always find your way home.

Courage and Faith: Tibor Rubin's Incredible Heroism

An anti-Semitic sergeant couldn’t stop a Holocaust survivor who heroically served in the US Army from getting his Medal of Honor.

Never Left Behind: What Happened to My Grandparents

An inspiring true story of Divine providence in the darkest moments of history.

Back from the Dead

After an amazing feat of genealogy, a Holocaust survivor tells Yad Vashem he’s alive after all.

Our Secret Weapon: The Youth of Tomorrow

Why a Jewish teen's Bar Mitzvah journey and unlikely friendship with a Holocaust survivor gives me hope in the face of anti-Semitism.

Too Jewish, Except in Israel

Israel is the only place in the world where I can never be made to feel that I am too Jewish.

Triumphant Wicks from Bergen Belsen: A Hanukkah Message

Illuminating the meaning of Hanukkah and olive oil.

Because You Are Jewish

I was 8 years old living in Czestochowa, Poland, when my mother told me I was Jewish. That was the beginning of my quest.

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz is Lighting Up the World

Completely paralyzed, this righteous person continues to inspire with his indomitable spirit, his courage and faith and his joyful soul.

Uncovering Hidden Blessings: My Brush with Death

After nearly dying in a car accident, my situation looked horrible. But I was determined to uncover the hidden blessings.

I Want My Death to be a Jewish One

During the Holocaust monasteries were Paula's refuge and she delved into Christianity. But now, at 94, she’s decided she wants to die as a Jew.

My Secret Jewish History

After 500 years, Genie Milgrom has finally come home.

Losing 500 Pounds: Confessions of a Compulsive Eater

When he weighed 700 pounds, Yechezkel wanted to die.

Rabbi Kalman Packouz zt”l: Giant of Kindness and Innovation

Remembering one of Aish's original 6 students, and a pioneer of Jewish educational initiatives.

What Saved You, Saved Us

A trip back to a Polish village digs up a story of hope, fortitude, and bravery against all odds.

Scoring for God: The Spiritual Journey of Former Basketball Star Doron Sheffer

The Israeli athlete is discovering the Torah's wisdom on how to live in a more healthy, happy and balanced way.

How the Rabin Assassination Changed My Life

To us non-religious kids in Herzliya, religious, right-wing fanatics had murdered our prime minister – and I couldn't let that be all I knew about Judaism.

How Shabbat Saved a Girl from the Triangle Factory Fire

Her father's parting words were: "Remember, more than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews."

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