Loving Michael – aish.com

Loving Michael came down to two things: opening the window and fully allowing my son to fly from my nest, and doing everything in my power to create a joyous and loving relationship during the time we had together.

Video: Rosh Hashanah: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Mr. Charlie Harary, Esq. is a prolific speaker who has traveled all over the country and abroad speaking for organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations.

M’oray Ha’Aish Parshat Lech Lecha: Love and Fear

“If I take anything that is yours:” If I seek no reward from God, I certainly seek no reward from you.(Ha’amek Davar on Bereishit 14:23) When Avraham declines the reward offered to him by the King of Sodom, it is not because this money is tainted, or because Avraham hopes to receive a much greater reward from God.

Loving the Father I Hate – aish.com

He didn’t ask the impossible of me, only the incredibly difficult. I worked so hard to free myself from the fierce clutches of hate and anger, and what I got in return was a man who I am truly happy to call my father.

Learning from Shoshie – aish.com

Rabbi Mike Stern reflects on the tragic death of his 12-year-old daughter. For the past 20 years, Rabbi Mike Stern has inspired thousands of people with his great love of humanity and his great love of Judaism. Whether in rabbinical posts at Aish Philadelphia, the Milwaukee Kollel, and now as the …

Thank God – The Jewish Website – aish.com

“Mah nishma?” is the Hebrew version of “What’s new?” It’s an innocuous, universal greeting which needn’t mean much more than a passing hello. The answer given is usually Baruch Hashem– Thank God, which can mean anything from “Great!”to “Don’t even ask.

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes – The Jewish Website – aish.com

My two favorite Jewish quotes. My favorite Jewish quote from King David is ” Im eshkachech yerushalayim tishkach yemini.” ( If I forget thee Jerusalem, may my right hand lose it’s cunning) My second favorite is the Hillel quote mentioned in the article.

Crushing Pain – The Jewish Website – aish.com

We know the crushing pain and your inability to speak and so let our prayers be your voices to the Almighty God to ease your burden and to show you mercy. May His grace be yours to enable you to go on. We are very sorry for your loss. God bless you.

My Son’s Suicide – aish.com

My Son’s Suicide – The Frustration. My son was depressed since childhood. Last Feb. at 42 yrs. old he Killed himself. He left a fair-well letter saying exactly the words Toby Weitzman said: “Depression is an illness that kills you in the end like cancer. I don’t blame anybody – I just could’t suffer anymore”.

Video: Still My Daddy – aish.com

this video was really emotional for me. I’m a 12 year old girl and my father died in the summer of 2012. In his sleep. I’m glad someone understands me because the way I see it, I still have a father. he is ‘still my daddy’ even if he’s not alive. if you know any kids around my age who need someone to talk to they can email me at tuttifrutti059@hotmail.com

Video: Purposeful Love – aish.com

It really is difficult to see the good in people sometimes. The mitzva is in the trying. Especially when you feel someone has hurt you. The key is to remember that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all judge unfairly sometimes. When someone hurts you and you want to do that purposeful love thing, there are steps you can take.

My Lost Pendant – aishcom

My Lost Pendant. Dec 12, 2015 | by Judy Gruen. My chances of finding my special pendant in the enormous mall were about as good as my winning the Pulitzer Prize. As I pulled the seat belt across my shoulder and inserted the buckle, I felt my delicate gold chain falling off my neck. It was a dreadful feeling.

Q&A for Teens: Mirror, Mirror – aish.com

Lauren Roth, MSW, LSW, is a graduate of Princeton University, and an inspirational speaker across North America and on the high seas. Mrs. Roth and her husband, Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, are the parents of six children.

The Mystery of Lag B’Omer – The Jewish Website – aish.com

Puzzling questions surround the holiday of Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of counting the Omer. Thirty-three days following the first day of Passover, Jews celebrate a “minor” holiday called Lag B’Omer, the thirty-third day of the Omer. It is an oasis of joy in the midst of the sad Sefirah period which is …

Reflections Parshat Be’halot’cha: The Right Outlook

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.

Heartfelt Prayer Is Never in Vain – aish.com

Rabbi Dovid Rosman is the Director of the Intermediate Beis Medrash Program of Aish HaTorah and a rebbe in the Advanced Beis Medrash Program. he previously studied in Jerusalem’s Mir Yeshiva and also studied under the tutelage of Rabbi Tzvi Kushelefsky.

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew – 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.

My Son the Doctor-Murderer – aishcom

SUKKOT. By fulfilling the mitzvah of dwelling in a sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot, a Jew is literally surrounded by the Shechina, the feminine Presence of God. This is generally conceived as the “reward” for the repentance the person undertook during the Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur period.