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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.

Way #18: The Use of Physical Pleasure

Way #18: The Use of Physical Pleasure

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The physical world is for our pleasure. Spiritual growth comes through elevating the mundane world.


Way #19: Wake Up and Live

Way #19: Wake Up and Live

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Minimize sleep – because on a deeper level, it's about "waking up" to life.


Way #20: The Art of Conversation

Way #20: The Art of Conversation

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People today are busier than ever, "conversation time" is diminishing. Is anyone out there listening?


Way #21: Laughter Is Serious Business

Way #21: Laughter Is Serious Business

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Laughter is a deeply spiritual emotion. Understand the dynamics of laughter and use it wisely.


Way #22: Conquer Frustration

Way #22: Conquer Frustration

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It's a tough world and we have to be persistent. Accept the frustration as a challenge - and love it!


Wake Up and Live

Wake Up and Live

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The new year begins a new sense of responsibility. How do we know what our responsibility is?!


Way #23: The Good Heart

Way #23: The Good Heart

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Be aware of your inner struggle between the two conflicting inclinations - to do the right thing, or to be selfish.


Way #24: Search For Wisdom

Way #24: Search For Wisdom

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Wisdom makes the wheels of life spin forward. Pursue it.


Way #25: No Pain No Gain

Way #25: No Pain No Gain

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Pain is an unavoidable reality of life. The key to success is to accept the pain and grow from it.


Way #26: Know Your Place

Way #26: Know Your Place

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Every person has a unique contribution to make in this world. Figure out who you are, and where you fit into the grand scheme.


Spiritual Accounting System

Spiritual Accounting System

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To be successful in business, you need a good accountant. The same principle for success applies in the game of life.


Way #27: Happiness

Way #27: Happiness

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You can be rich and miserable. Happiness is a state of mind. Develop tools for how to get it.


Way #28: Protect What Is Precious

Way #28: Protect What Is Precious

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A fence keeps a safe distance from danger. If you find a "hole" in your life, take precautions to avoid stumbling into errors.


Way #29: Subtle Traps of Arrogance

Way #29: Subtle Traps of Arrogance

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Distinguish between pride ("I'm better than others") and pleasure ("I'm fortunate").


Way #30: Be Loved By Others

Way #30: Be Loved By Others

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The human desire to be loved is deep and natural. If you give warmth, you'll attract warmth.


Way #31: Seek The Ultimate Pleasure

Way #31: Seek The Ultimate Pleasure

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Even with lots of money and power, no human being is truly satisfied without the transcendent dimension.


In the Palace of the King

In the Palace of the King

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God is our Father in Heaven and the King of the Universe. Connecting to that source is the yearning of every human being.


Way #32: Love Humanity

Way #32: Love Humanity

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Imagine having never seen a human being before. What a fantastic gadget!


Way #33: Fulfill Your Obligations

Way #33: Fulfill Your Obligations

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Don't grumble about obligations. They actualize potential and are the basis of self esteem.


Way #34: Use Your Inner Guide

Way #34: Use Your Inner Guide

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Buried within the subconscious lies the knowledge of everything we need to know about living.


Way #35: Love Criticism

Way #35: Love Criticism

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Criticism is not a personal attack, but a way to reach your Olympic-level potential.


Way #36: Handling Social Pressure

Way #36: Handling Social Pressure

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Don't spend your life trying to impress others. Better to convinced yourself.


Way #37: Never Be Bored

Way #37: Never Be Bored

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Don't take life for granted. Look for fresh insights. Reawaken the mystery.


Way #38: Responsible Decisions

Way #38: Responsible Decisions

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Every conscious moment is another decision. The most important decision is "What am I living for?"


Way #39: Share The Burden

Way #39: Share The Burden

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Sensitizing yourself to the pain of others will give you renewed awareness for living.


Way #40: Make Others Meritorious

Way #40: Make Others Meritorious

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We all recognize the need to take responsibility when someone is in physical danger. We're just as obligated when it's a spiritual danger.


Way #41: Getting Into Reality

Way #41: Getting Into Reality

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Life is breathtaking. Wouldn't you rather experience love than watch it in a movie? Get out of the illusion and into reality.


Tisha B'Av Message

Tisha B'Av Message

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The dean and founder of Aish HaTorah speaks from Jerusalem.


Way #42: Peace of Mind

Way #42: Peace of Mind

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Even with the world in turmoil, we can be at inner peace. To attain that equilibrium, focus on the needs of your soul.


Way #43: Fascination With Living

Way #43: Fascination With Living

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Children live in a natural state of awe. To reclaim that energy, pursue your goals with relentless fascination.


Way #44: Analyze the Issues

Way #44: Analyze the Issues

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The best defense against abuse is to question what you see. Use your intellect to uncover inconsistencies and rationalizations.


Way #45: Expand Your Ideas

Way #45: Expand Your Ideas

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Whenever you learn a piece of wisdom, extract what's relevant to your life. Rake it to its ultimate conclusion and live with it.


Way #46: Learn In Order To Teach

Way #46: Learn In Order To Teach

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If you know something worthwhile, share it. By reaching others, you will reach yourself.


Way #47: Learn In Order To Do

Way #47: Learn In Order To Do

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The power of wisdom is to make life better. There is no greater waste than to have great ideas and then not to use them.


Way #48: Educate the Educators

Way #48: Educate the Educators

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Don't swallow wholesale what others say. Check out whether it make sense.


Way #49: Organize Your Mind

Way #49: Organize Your Mind

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The human brain is a sophisticated filing cabinet. Organize in order to access that information.


Way #50: Rewards of Gratitude

Way #50: Rewards of Gratitude

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Acknowledge your gifts and be grateful to the source. Because if you know from whom you're receiving, you can always go back for more.


World Repairs

World Repairs

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Trying to eliminate pain and poverty is a daunting task. Do we stand a chance?


Defining and Defeating Terror

Defining and Defeating Terror

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The founder of Aish HaTorah lays out a 3-point plan to restore sanity and defeat the evil scourge.


The Madness

The Madness

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With Rosh Hashana upon us, we search for understanding amidst this senseless horror.


What The Angel Taught You

What The Angel Taught You

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Seven keys to life fulfillment.