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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.


Shabbat - Heaven on Earth

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

Way #16: Apply Business Acumen To Living

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

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

Siege of Jerusalem

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

Way #18: The Use of Physical Pleasure

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

Way #19: Wake Up and Live

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

Way #20: The Art of Conversation

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

Way #21: Laughter Is Serious Business

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

Way #22: Conquer Frustration

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

Wake Up and Live

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

Way #23: The Good Heart

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

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

Way #25: No Pain, No Gain

Pain is the price we pay for real, lasting pleasure.

Way #26: Know Your Place

Every person has a unique contribution to make in this world. Figure out your role in the grand scheme.

Spiritual Accounting System

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

Way #27: Happiness

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

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

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

Way #30: Be Loved By Others

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

Way #31: Seek The Ultimate Pleasure

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

In the Palace of the King

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

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

Way #33: Fulfill Your Obligations

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

Way #34: Use Your Inner Guide

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

Way #35: Love Criticism

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

Way #36: Handling Social Pressure

Don't spend your life trying to impress others. Be true to your own convictions.

Way #37: Never Be Bored

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

Way #38: Responsible Decisions

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

Way #39: Share The Burden

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

Way #40: Make Others Meritorious

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

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

The dean and founder of Aish HaTorah speaks from Jerusalem.

Way #42: Peace of Mind

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

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

Way #44: Analyze the Issues

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

Way #45: Expand Your Ideas

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

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

Way #47: Learn In Order To Do

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

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

Way #49: Organize Your Mind

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

Way #50: Rewards of Gratitude

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

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

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