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This Woman Was Searching For Lost Relatives, Instead She Found Cancer

About a decade ago, when chromosomal testing first came out, Lara Diamond, a Baltimore-based genealogist decided to do some DNA tests. She was in search of long lost relatives, but her query eventually produced something even more valuable than reconnecting with family – her own life being saved. Diamond explains, “There were earlier tests that weren’t […]

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What’s The Purpose Of A Miracle According To Judaism?

What’s the purpose of a miracle? There are of course many answers, including those that are specific to the particular miracle in question. For instance, I recently learned how Abarbanel (15th-century Portuguese commentator) explains the purpose of one particular miraculous moment in the Book of Judges. In Judges Chapter 13, a malach appears to the […]

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#MyMiracle: How My Daughter’s Premature Birth Saved Her Life

My fourth child was born 6 weeks early, but otherwise healthy. Or so we thought. In the moments after delivery, the OBGYN and neonatologist exclaimed over the baby’s umbilical cord. Part of it was a normal tube, but part of it looked like a thick, flat pancake. “Is that a problem?” I asked. “Doesn’t seem […]

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AJ Edelman Accepts Orthodox Jewish All Star Award

“Each December, an Israeli athlete…travels to Germany, five minutes from Hitler’s home, the Eagle’s Nest. There, they continue a tradition that I instituted in 2015, to light Chanukah candles, where perhaps, very few Jews have lit before.” If you found this content meaningful and want to help further our mission through our Keter, Makom, and […]

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