Spirituality

The Fourth H: What My Brain Tumor Taught Me

Headache. Heartbreak. Hospital. But then there was a fourth: Hope.

Hidden in a Monastery; Saved by His Birthmark

The Shtemler brothers survived the Holocaust hiding in monasteries disguised as Christian children. The youngest of the three boys tells his incredible story.

A Non-Jew's Search for Love Yields the Discovery of a Lifetime

An unexpected lesson in love from a Google search.

During the Holocaust, A Kindness Returned: A Yom Kippur Message

An inspiring true story about survival, kindness and the way to treat others.

Neshama's Got Quest: A Funky Music Video

Neshama = Soul, in case you don't know.

My Personal Miracle

I am the recipient of one miracle. Now I’m hoping for another.

Queen Wilhelmina and the Munkaczer Rebbe

A royal encounter and the importance of gratitude.

My Descent into Madness

I am a wife and mother of a few kids who works part-time and had a full-blown mental breakdown about a year ago.

Shabbat in Ibiza

Alexandre Elicha, the 43-year-old global style icon, creative director and co-founder of The Kooples, is a proud, Shabbat-observant Jew.

Bob Dylan and Me

A fascinating new book explores Louie Kemp’s 50-year friendship with the music legend.

One Intermarried Couple's Journey

Larry grew up proud of his Jewish heritage but eating pork and I was a lapsed Roman Catholic.

Adopting Abi, A 6-Year-Old Ethiopian Boy

Adopting Abi was the most challenging thing we've ever done, but at the same time the most significant, life-enhancing and rewarding.

After Breast Cancer: Time to Sing a New Song

Prayer, love and community helped me through cancer.

The Man who Kept Shabbat in Siberia for 20 Years

The remarkable story of Eliezer Nanas.

50 Years Later: Woodstock’s Powerful Lesson of Love and Kindness

My sister and I joined half a million other baby boomers at Yasgur's farm. Little did I know how it would unexpectedly change my life.

Letters from My Great-Grandmother

Inspired by Bubbe Esther’s piety, I ventured to the Ukrainian shtetls where she lived and perished in 1941.

The Preacher who Taught Me How to Mourn for the Temple

My life-transforming moment in a remote village in Nicaragua.

But What If I Don't Want the Sacrifices of the Temple to Return?

I’ve never liked the idea of animals dying for me… or God.

A Magic Trick in Auschwitz

For Werner Reich. magic sparked a crumb of hope during the Holocaust.

Finding God in the Darkness

On display in Har Nof, the unconquerable strength of the Jewish people in the face of their adversaries.

In Crisis: Lessons from the NICU

"Your baby is very sick." How I got through my life's most difficult challenge.

A Girl Called Estherke

The reward of saving one life. A true story from the Holocaust.

The Jewish Wife I Never Knew I Had

With the help of Aish.com’s Live Chat, David Cohen's remarkable Jewish journey included surprises no one saw coming.

The Rage Less Traveled

A terror attack left Kay Wilson with multiple machete wounds. She continues to courageously fight back.

Of Margaritas and Modesty

Attending a Catholic college has put my Jewish identity to the test.

After Their Son’s Death, Parents Help Thousands of Families to Fight Cancer

After their son’s death from leukemia, Chaim and Miri Ehrental created Zichron Menachem to provide essential support to Israeli families affected by cancer.

Israeli Prisoner of War in Syria

Noah Hertz was shot down during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. His agonizing eight-month imprisonment sparked his journey back to Judaism.

To Touch a Heart

An American soldier in Afghanistan defines true heroism.

Grief, Kindness and a Little Bit of Mr. Rogers

Kindness is the real antidote for Grief’s poison.

Ziv Shilon’s Indomitable Spirit

The wounded Israeli soldier symbolizes the country’s resilience and strength.

God Loves the Brokenhearted

Shlomo Dror has lived two lives: one before the suicide of his son, and one after.

My Five Weeks with Cancer

Everything I need, I have. Everything I have, I need.

Two Brothers and a Sister: A Timely Story about Uniting as Family

A video we all need to see during these difficult times.

Why I Won’t be Observing Yom HaShoah this Year

For children of Holocaust survivors, every single day is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Lori Gilbert Kaye: A True Woman of Valor

May her memory be a blessing.

When Sadie Got Lost

Our rescue dog vanished far from home. My wife was convinced she’d miraculously return. I was skeptical, to put it mildly.

The Angel from Westchester

A moving story about divine providence, a convert and dancing with an angel.

The Book of Fire

As a child, the horrors of the Holocaust mirrored the incendiary chaos of my home life.

This Orthodox Female Teenager is a U.S. Ping Pong Champion

Estee Ackerman is aiming for the 2020 Olympics, as long as Shabbat doesn’t conflict. An Aish.com exclusive.

Pirate for a Day

My amazing Jerusalem adventure with a green parrot.

Celebrating Purim in Iran

Like Esther, growing up in Iran I was encouraged to keep my Jewish identity private.

With Mengele in Auschwitz

After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, Yantu Weisz lived independent and strong till age 109.

Walking Through the Valley of Death

Violated as a teen, isolated and alone, a young woman discovers a way back to spiritual and physical health.

I’m Yitzi Hurwitz and I Know that I Matter

I was talented and strong. I could teach, lecture, sing, dance and play guitar. Within two years I watched that all slip away. I have ALS and my muscles lost their functionality.

Saying Goodbye to Mom when I was Only 13

I was the oldest of 8 kids. Needless to say, it wasn’t easy.

Amar’e Stoudemire’s All-Star Move: Converting to Judaism

The basketball superstar’s spiritual journey is taking him to live a life of Torah.

Ice Cream and the Light of Healing

Instead of indulging my body, God had plans to nourish my soul.

My Brother's Death Threw Me into a Maelstrom of Grief and Questioning

But something surprising emerged from all the chaos.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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