The Tenth of Tevet marks Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. What is the message for us today?
The physical world is for our pleasure. Spiritual growth comes through elevating the mundane world.
Minimize sleep – because on a deeper level, it's about "waking up" to life.
People today are busier than ever, "conversation time" is diminishing. Is anyone out there listening?
Laughter is a deeply spiritual emotion. Understand the dynamics of laughter and use it wisely.
It's a tough world and we have to be persistent. Accept the frustration as a challenge - and love it!
The new year begins a new sense of responsibility. How do we know what our responsibility is?!
Be aware of your inner struggle between the two conflicting inclinations - to do the right thing, or to be selfish.
Wisdom makes the wheels of life spin forward. Pursue it.
Pain is an unavoidable reality of life. The key to success is to accept the pain and grow from it.
Every person has a unique contribution to make in this world. Figure out who you are, and where you fit into the grand scheme.
To be successful in business, you need a good accountant. The same principle for success applies in the game of life.
You can be rich and miserable. Happiness is a state of mind. Develop tools for how to get it.
A fence keeps a safe distance from danger. If you find a "hole" in your life, take precautions to avoid stumbling into errors.
Distinguish between pride ("I'm better than others") and pleasure ("I'm fortunate").
The human desire to be loved is deep and natural. If you give warmth, you'll attract warmth.
Even with lots of money and power, no human being is truly satisfied without the transcendent dimension.
God is our Father in Heaven and the King of the Universe. Connecting to that source is the yearning of every human being.
Imagine having never seen a human being before. What a fantastic gadget!
Don't grumble about obligations. They actualize potential and are the basis of self esteem.
Buried within the subconscious lies the knowledge of everything we need to know about living.
Criticism is not a personal attack, but a way to reach your Olympic-level potential.
Don't spend your life trying to impress others. Better to convinced yourself.
Don't take life for granted. Look for fresh insights. Reawaken the mystery.
Every conscious moment is another decision. The most important decision is "What am I living for?"
Sensitizing yourself to the pain of others will give you renewed awareness for living.
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.
Life is breathtaking. Wouldn't you rather experience love than watch it in a movie? Get out of the illusion and into reality.
The dean and founder of Aish HaTorah speaks from Jerusalem.
Even with the world in turmoil, we can be at inner peace. To attain that equilibrium, focus on the needs of your soul.
Children live in a natural state of awe. To reclaim that energy, pursue your goals with relentless fascination.
The best defense against abuse is to question what you see. Use your intellect to uncover inconsistencies and rationalizations.
Whenever you learn a piece of wisdom, extract what's relevant to your life. Rake it to its ultimate conclusion and live with it.
If you know something worthwhile, share it. By reaching others, you will reach yourself.
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.
Don't swallow wholesale what others say. Check out whether it make sense.
The human brain is a sophisticated filing cabinet. Organize in order to access that information.
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.
Trying to eliminate pain and poverty is a daunting task. Do we stand a chance?
The founder of Aish HaTorah lays out a 3-point plan to restore sanity and defeat the evil scourge.
In the wake of 9-11, we search for understanding amidst the senseless horror.
Seven keys to life fulfillment.