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.

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 …

Reflections Parshat Chukat: Yes, God Loves YOU

Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1) Although we may mess up from time to time and although from time to time Hashem may give us a potch or two – sometimes even very ringing ones – the fact is that He loves us endlessly; and if he does sometimes punish us it is with a very heavy heart, so to speak, and only for our own good.

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

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.

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).

Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Bo 5779 – aish.com

Since 1992, Rabbi Packouz is the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students.

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 …

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 …

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.

The Straight Path Home – aish.com

“David” was born and raised in the New York metropolitan area. He is now in his 40s and lives in Israel with his wife and children.

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

Parshat Lech Lecha begins in what seems to be the middle – the middle of Avraham’s life, the middle of some ongoing dialogue or relationship between Avraham and God, the middle of a paradigm shift, the middle of Terah’s failed voyage to Canaan. The gap in the biographical information leaves us at a …

Dear Emuna: Teenage Driver – aish.com

Please check out Emuna’s new book A Diamond for Your Daughter – A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Shidduchim Effectively, available through Judaica Press. Emuna Braverman has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.

How Rabbi Noah Weinberg’s Warmth and Wisdom Reached This …

I am one among so many who have benefitted from his wisdom, dedication and love for Judaism and his fellow man. The first time I ever heard Rabbi Noah Weinberg speak I was hooked. His tone, his language, his way of addressing an issue; I felt like he was talking directly to me and answering the …

Kabbala #23: Malchut: The Kingdom Within – aish.com

I first started Kabbalah study in the 1980’s. Each Shepahroth is rooted in the act of Creation, which like the Torah, is part of HaShem.So for me, each part is reflected is the ME that comes from HaSHem.

Trauma, Anger and Confronting God – aish.com

Anger will occasionally be expressed in any loving relationship. Why should it be any different with God? As a psychologist, I frequently see couples for therapy. A common scenario in couples counseling goes like this: The husband and wife sit before me, with a palpable feeling of discomfort in the …

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes – aish.com

One of my favorite quotes was an Aish ‘Quote of the Day’, but I’m not sure it has a Jewish source: “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the still, small voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try again tomorrow.”

Video: Miriam’s Courage – aish.com

I have known Miriam for about 10 years now, and am a much better pereson for it. She is not only a beautiful person inside and out, but a funny, sensitive, caring, and loving human being.

Loving the Father I Hate – aish.com

God didn’t ask the impossible of me, only the incredibly difficult. Daddy will be so happy with me! I giggled to myself, as I skipped home from school with the results of my math test. “Daddy! Daddy!” I called out as I burst through the door and proudly thrust the sheet of paper into his hands …