Having a brother with Down Syndrome has made my life all the more unique, but he has taught me key lessons that have shaped me into the person I am today. Because of Rafi, I’ve learned that being “made in the image of God” isn’t something we earn by our abilities.
One of the most widely known commands of the Torah is to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. What does this look like during a year like 2020 with social distancing, lockdowns, closures, and neighbors who may or may not be following the established protocols?
Climate change is a hotly contested topic in our society. Though this charged issue can be polarizing, environmental ethics long predate political policies. Some might be surprised to learn that the Jewish Scriptures and traditions actually have quite a few things to say about our environmental responsibilities.
I was spiritually dry, and found myself seeking answers in an Orthodox Yeshivah. Within eight or nine months, I was completely fed up and confused. I left feeling empty. The God I had once believed in seemed far away, if He even existed.Hear Aaron Abramson's story
It was at that moment I remembered tearing Jews for Jesus posters off of a telephone pole years before. I had told my friend these people were liars, that you can’t be Jewish and believe in Jesus.Hear Shoshannah Weinisch's story
I realized that Jesus had never been anything else but a Jew, and I accepted Him into my life. Today I am very outspoken about my faith. After surviving Auschwitz, what do I have to lose?Hear Ruth Horak's story