6 Constant – #4 – Love God – aish.com

A passionate desire to connect with the Almighty is a constant human striving. How do we know if we’re connecting? The whole world sings and dreams about being in love. But do we even know what “love” means? Love is the emotional pleasure of perceiving another’s virtues. As Maimonides writes: A …

What’s Bothering Rashi? Parshat Ekev: To Love Hashem

In this week’s parsha we have one of the most central (if not THE central) mitzva in the Torah: “loving and serving God.” Rashi gives us insight into this ultimate mitzva. Deut. 11:13 “And it will be if you heed My commandments that I command you today, to love Hashem, your God, and to serve Him …

Remembering My Father, Rabbi Noach Weinberg – aish.com

A glimpse of what it was like growing up with my loving, brilliant, trail-blazing father. Rav Noach Weinberg was world-renowned for his devotion to the Jewish people. He built an international organization and a yeshivah that touched millions – and keeps touching. His lessons, his voice, his …

Hashem: The Name – aish.com

Why do some Jews refer to God as “Hashem”? If you spend time around observant Jews, you probably know that Hashem, literally “The Name,” is a common way to refer to God. Why do people use this appellation? True, on one hand it is forbidden to pronounce the actual four-letter name of God (Yud Heh …

A Life Full of Love: My Unexpected Miracle – aish.com

“I don’t want to sugar coat it. You have leukemia and it doesn’t look good.” “I don’t want to sugar coat it. You have leukemia and it doesn’t look good.” These were not the words I was hoping to hear from Dr. Jonathan Canaani in September 2017 at Tel Shomer Hospital. Hospitalized, my …

Can God Love Me? – aish.com

I feel guilty for what I’ve done wrong and it’s hard for me to believe God loves me. Dear Lauren, I don’t know how to move past the guilt I feel for what I’ve done wrong, for the areas I continue to stumble in, and for being in a “lower” place than I was last year, despite having really …

Loving the Land of Israel – aish.com

Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities.

Falling in Love With God, Step 4 – Service: Payback Time

Jul 14, 2001 | by Rabbi Dov Heller, M.A. Judaism offers a unique solution to the spiritual dilemma of how to payback God. Your child is drowning and a passerby man pulls her out of ocean, saving her life. After your daughter regains consciousness you have an opportunity to meet the man who saved her …

Covenant & Conversation Parshat Pekudei: Mirrors of Love

Love as a means to reach the Divine. The Torah in Parshat Vayakhel, which describes the making of the Mishkan, goes out of its way to emphasize the role women played in it: The men accompanied the women, and those who wanted to make a donation brought bracelets, earrings, finger rings, and body …

From Lebanon, with Love – aish.com

dears/no body have the answer to the question/what are we waiting for and -hizbollah-reorganizing his -death wish- so as to lunch more and more missieles against the people of israel..really for mi i dont understand the american and israely policy regarding how whene and where will be the finel death of hizbollah as to free lebanon and to win in iraq iran and syria dears/dont postpone any more …

Video: The Thank You People – aish.com

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).

A Letter from God – aish.com

A few things to keep in mind as Rosh Hashanah draws near. My precious child, I want to wish you a shana tova, a sweet new year, and share with you a few things that I think you need you to know. When I look at you I see something very different than what you see when you look in the mirror. You see …

Tisha B’Av: Waking Up to a World without God’s Presence

How to bring God’s palpable presence back into our world. I remember with perfect clarity the sensation of waking up on the morning of March 9, 1990. In those first few fuzzy moments of consciousness, I oriented myself to where I was – in the spare bedroom of my parents’ New Jersey apartment, and …

Crushing Pain – aish.com

“Ima, why did you have to tell me what happened?” one of my daughters asked me when I told her about the horrific Sassoon tragedy. “Because you’re going to be saying Psalms in school for the mother and daughter who desperately need our prayers right now,” I said.

Wheelchair Envy – aish.com

At 19 turning 20 my son turned into a stranger . He was diagnosed euphoric manic bipolar . My Rabbi Ah ” whom I loved dearly told me to try to embrace the new child let him know you love him unconditionally & try not to put him in situations where he feels he has to prove himself to you – he will then become more defiant .

Forgiving Daddy – aish.com

For a very long time I carried with me feelings of toxic shame and debilitating fear. These feelings had their roots in my relationship with you. The father/daughter relationship that should have been filled with love and trust had been transformed into a nothingness that defied that fact that you …

Matisyahu: Exclusive Interview – aish.com

May Hashem have mercy on those commenters here who have committed the most grievous acts of lashon hara (evil tongue = gossip, slander, etc.). As a ba’al teshuva who has also had a “secular relapse”, reading many of these comments reminds me of one of the several reasons why it occurred.

Four Spiritual Coping Strategies – aish.com

Learning how to face life’s difficult challenges. I have received a tremendous response from the article I wrote about my 19 year old son’s death from bi-polar disorder. Many parents and other family members are struggling with similar issues and wrote me privately seeking advice on how to keep …

Reflections Parshat Chukat: Yes, God Loves YOU

Rabbi Yehoshua Berman is an author and educator. In addition to managing a Kollel together with is colleague, Rabbi Dovid Kastin, Rabbi Berman founded and directs Lamdenu, the institute for identifying core communal concerns within the Orthodox Jewish community and addressing those concerns through the medium of awareness and education.

Video: Purposeful Love – aish.com

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).