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Rabbi Noah Weinberg

Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory, was the dean and founder of Aish HaTorah. For 50 years, his visionary educational programs brought hundreds of thousands of Jews closer to their heritage.

Rabbi Noah Weinberg on Israel's battles

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Controlling Emotions: A Lesson from Angry Birds

Controlling Emotions: A Lesson from Angry Birds

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Do angry birds have a choice to be angry?


Ask Rabbi Weinberg: Videos

Ask Rabbi Weinberg: Videos

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A sampling of short video discussions from the founder of Aish HaTorah.


Voie n°21 : Le rire c'est sérieux

Voie n°21 : Le rire c'est sérieux

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Comprenez la dynamique du rire et utilisez-la à bon escient.


Foundations: The Six Constant Mitzvot

Foundations: The Six Constant Mitzvot

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The six constant mitzvot and further articles on fundamental Jewish thought.


48 Ways to Wisdom &ndash Audio

48 Ways to Wisdom &ndash Audio

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Audio versions of the 48 Ways lectures, as originally given by R. Weinberg.


48 Ways to Wisdom

48 Ways to Wisdom

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Rabbi Noah Weinberg's classic series, The 48 Ways to Wisdom.


Instructions For Living

Instructions For Living

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A collection of quotes from Rabbi Noah Weinberg's inspirational wisdom (text version).


Instructions For Living

Instructions For Living

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A short film featuring Rabbi Noah Weinberg's inspirational wisdom.


Counting with the 48 Ways

Counting with the 48 Ways

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Change your life with the 48 Ways -- A Way a Day!


Way #1: Be Aware of Every Moment

Way #1: Be Aware of Every Moment

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To achieve significant results in life, the effort must be constant. Don't waste a minute.


6 Constant - #1 - Know There is a God

6 Constant - #1 - Know There is a God

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Cultivate the greatest possible relationship with the greatest possible benefits.


The Power of Love

The Power of Love

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The Jewish view of love.


Way #2: Listen Effectively

Way #2: Listen Effectively

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When the media hits you with another message, don't take it for granted. Analyze and question.


Way #3: Say It Out Loud

Way #3: Say It Out Loud

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Articulate your beliefs out loud, and find out if you really believe what you say.


6 Constant - #2 - Don't Believe In Any Other Power

6 Constant - #2 - Don't Believe In Any Other Power

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Who runs the world? Staying focused on God is a constant life challenge.


6 Constant - #3 - God Is One

6 Constant - #3 - God Is One

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Life is full of distractions from the underlying reality of God's existence.


Way #4: Introduce Yourself to Yourself

Way #4: Introduce Yourself to Yourself

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Don't go through life making assumptions about who you are. Take time now before a crisis comes along and forces the issue.


The ABC's of Judaism

The ABC's of Judaism

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Embedded deep in our consciousness is the knowledge of life's precious secrets. The key to access them is the ABCs.


Unity at Sinai

Unity at Sinai

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When the Jewish people stood at Mount Sinai, the entire nation was unified. The lesson is clear for us today.


6 Constant - #4 - Love God

6 Constant - #4 - Love God

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A passionate desire to connect with the Almighty is a constant human striving. How do we know if we're connecting?


Way #5: The Power of Awe

Way #5: The Power of Awe

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In the face of the Grand Canyon or a hurricane, we feel exhilaratingly small. It's the power of awe.


Five Levels of Pleasure

Five Levels of Pleasure

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Life is full of pleasures. But some are a quantum leap above the rest.


The Secret of Happiness

The Secret of Happiness

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The key to happiness is to appreciate what you have. If it's so simple, why are so many people unhappy?


Way #6: Mastering Fear

Way #6: Mastering Fear

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Roller coasters and horror movies... we pay good money to be scared out of our wits. Harness the energy of "fear" for positive purposes.


How Can We Be Sure of Anything

How Can We Be Sure of Anything

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In this age of information overload, how do we sort out the good from the bad? Here are powerful techniques to really "know what you know."


What is a Good Person

What is a Good Person

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The human quest "to be good" drives virtually everything we do. Distinguish between "material good" and "spiritual good."


Way #7: The True Charisma

Way #7: The True Charisma

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Humility is not an inferiority complex. It's doing the right thing and not being dependent on the opinion of others.


Way #8: Constant Joy

Way #8: Constant Joy

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Joy gives you the power, motivation and confidence to achieve things that otherwise seem too difficult to attempt. Better than a granola bar - joy is pure energy.


How To Get Your Prayers Answered

How To Get Your Prayers Answered

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Do you feel like you're talking to a wall when you pray? Here's five key tools for getting your prayers answered.


Way #9: Total Concentration

Way #9: Total Concentration

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We use just a small fraction of our mental capacity. To achieve more, learn how to concentrate and avoid distractions.


Jewish Secrets of Success

Jewish Secrets of Success

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How to attain true self-esteem.


Way #10: Honor The Wise Person

Way #10: Honor The Wise Person

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Don't read about wisdom in a book. Find an expert and watch how he works.


Free Will – Our Greatest Power

Free Will – Our Greatest Power

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This uniquely human endeavor spells the difference between life and death.


Way #11: Work It Through With Friends

Way #11: Work It Through With Friends

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Companies test-market new products. To know the value of your ideas, find friends to give you straight, honest feedback.


The Meaning Of Life

The Meaning Of Life

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Until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live.


6 Constant - #5 - Fear God

6 Constant - #5 - Fear God

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Human instinct is to run from fear. Judaism teaches that fear of God is a positive motivator for greatness.


Way #12: Growth Through Teaching

Way #12: Growth Through Teaching

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Don't let your idea remain a hazy notion in your imagination. Transmit it to others and make it a reality.


Way #13: Think About It

Way #13: Think About It

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We make snap decisions or may mull over decisions for too long. Become skilled at a happy medium of decision-making.


6 Constant - #6 - Don't Be Misled By Your Heart and Eyes

6 Constant - #6 - Don't Be Misled By Your Heart...

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Enjoy the pleasures of the physical world. But don't make materialism an end unto itself.


Way #14: Written Instructions For Living

Way #14: Written Instructions For Living

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Torah is not an arcane text of the ancient world. It is the essence of Judaism, which is the essence of ourselves.


The Five Belts of Being Intellectual

The Five Belts of Being Intellectual

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Gaining objective definitions is the first step to intellectual honesty. Applying those definitions to life is what determines greatness.


Friendship, Love and Unity

Friendship, Love and Unity

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Understanding the dynamics of love can improve our relationships ― and the success of our entire nation.


Way #15: Oral Instructions For Living

Way #15: Oral Instructions For Living

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Judaism is not a reference work sitting on the shelf. It's to be lived and internalized.


Shabbat - Heaven on Earth

Shabbat - Heaven on Earth

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For three millennia, Shabbat has been the Jewish oasis in time. Find out what's behind this weekly day off.


Way #16: Apply Business Accumen To Living

Way #16: Apply Business Accumen To Living

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A business has to function at maximum efficiency. Apply those same core principles to your pursuit of a great personal and spiritual life.


Way #17: Marriage Power

Way #17: Marriage Power

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Intimacy is a powerful drive, second only to survival itself. Use it wisely.


Siege of Jerusalem

Siege of Jerusalem

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The Tenth of Tevet marks Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. What is the message for us today?