About the Author

Sara Yoheved Rigler

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. She is one of the most popular authors on Aish.com, world’s biggest Judaism website, and is a columnist for Ami Magazine. Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of five best-sellers: Holy Woman; Lights from Jerusalem; Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara (with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller); G-d Winked; and Heavenprints . She gives a weekly Marriage Webinar for Jewish Workshops on a spiritual approach to marriage, with hundreds of members throughout the world. She lives in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her newest book, Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup, the story of Henny Machlis, the Brooklyn-born girl who became a Jerusalem legend, was was released in November, 2016. Her website is: sararigler.com.

Growing Joys

One amazing couple proves that it's never too late to change.

Non-conventional Warfare and Me

Israel's state-of-the-art defense.

To Baby or Not To Baby

One woman's struggle with the fateful decision whether to have children.


If the quality of integrity is absent in the person, how can it be present in his or her ideas?

Teddy Bears for the Wounded

The terrorists want to make us feel powerless. Performing an important mitzvah like visiting the sick empowers.

Miracle of Fire

The Human Potential Movement celebrates the power of man. Chanukah celebrates the power of the Divine.

After the Inferno: Survivors Speak

Survivors of one of Israel's most grisly terrorist attacks speak to Jews of the world -- with words and actions.

The Terrorist and the Builder

How to feel good amidst catastrophe.

Big Families: Desired or Undesirable?

A frank discussion with a mother of 11 on the pros and cons of large families.


The struggle and freedom of asking and giving forgiveness.

"Lightly Injured"

Terrorism's toll is far greater than we think.

Buddhism, Judaism, and The Great Cheerio Fiasco

Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, "Take the whole world up with you."

India to Israel

An accomplished woman's journey to Jewish tradition takes a 15-year tour through India and its ashrams.

Something to Live -- and Die - For

Reclaiming the source of inspiration for our Israeli soldiers and ourselves.

A Tale of Two Families

The destinies of two families converge in the wave of terror.

Holy Fire

When Esh Kodesh was a boy, he wished his kindergarten teacher: "May they not kill you. May you not die young." Last month, he died at age 25, gunned down by an Arab terrorist.

Voices from the Valley of Death

A message to the Jews of the world from bereaved families during shiva.

Alice's Cake

Israel is traumatized when a terrorist bomb maims three children, but one woman is catapulted to a new level of gratitude.

Mataji vs. Mother Teresa

Cocooned in the blissful spirituality of an ashram, a Jewish soul still yearns to help others in need. But what to do when the guru forbids it?


An encounter with a hidden Jewish holy woman turns the world of a devotee to Eastern religions upside down.

My Tea with Rivka's Answering Machine

Learning what loving others is all about.

After Disaster

Cheryl Jacobson, a diminutive Pentagon warrior, has much to teach us about coping with catastrophe.

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

Most interactions are with people whose private pain is hidden from us. How can we make sure that we do not add to their distress with a harsh word?

Terror First Hand

On a bus targeted by a terrorist, a 16-year-old girl faces death.

The Day Rechavam Ze'evi Was Assassinated

For me, Wednesday, October 17, was a day that started in tragedy and ended in celebration.

When Humanism Becomes Fundamentalism

Lessons from the murder of Daniel Pearl.

Night of the Sirens

How does one respond to Israel's recent tragedies?

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Living with a new sense of palpable fear, a resident of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City describes how she soothes her over-wrought nerves.

The True Face of Israeli Youth

A new poll reveals surprises that undermine the stereotype.

Can The Whole World Be Wrong?

The whole world condemns Israel. What else is new?

A Zionist Manifesto

Is Israel fighting a losing battle?

Children of Death, Children of Life

Terrorist bombs kill innocent people. They also leave wounds for life.

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