Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
Get Email Updates
Israel is using missile defense to protect its civilians and Hamas is using their civilians to protect their missiles.
How my special needs sibling changed our family and our community.
I’m scared to visit Israel now and want to cancel, but my husband is adamant about going.
Hamas counts on Jewish compassion to compensate for their weakness.
Married one month ago, my 20-year-old cousin is risking his life for Israel and the Jewish people.
Hamas’ dead baby strategy works because the media facilitates it.
I want to feel connected to others but I’m scared to make a new friend.
And it‘s not because it’s more healthy.
In the heart of Paris, calls to kill the Jews inflame a violent mob. An exclusive Aish.com interview.
Change your attitude, change your life.
And do something about it instead.
What I learn from sports.
Have you ever complained about receiving too many wedding and bar mitzvah invitations?
How to best use this trendy food.
Two young adults with Down syndrome got married and we witnessed a miracle.
And how to control them.
From Yenta to the Bachelor, being a matchmaker isn’t what you think.
How to make the meantime meaningful.
So you think you know alot about Hamas?
The Jewish national period of mourning.
Foundations for attaining life-long recovery.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
In Israel, my 4-year-old son was on a mission to see the Temple being rebuilt. We were all surprised when he found it.
An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.
An Auschwitz survivor shares her faith with the Next Generation.
Sometimes we are blinded by the light.
...your mother-in-law and 9 others you never considered.
Cleanse your intellectual palate with a little Jewish trivia along with my attempt at humor.
Success and failure in my back yard organic garden.
Support Israel's efforts to stop the Hamas rocket attacks.
The Middle East conflict explained through school bullying.
The secret to a Jewish marriage is hidden in the wine.
November 22, 2008
January 18, 2012 2:12 AM
I thinks it's hard to be aware of what you have when things are going well for you. If your healthy, you prob. wont think about what it would be llke if your were blind, or deaf, or had parkinsons, or cancer etc. Its also hard bec. i think humans have a tendency to focus on whats wrong with our life. And thats why we should train ourselves to focus on the pos., or focus on the ball as Rav Noach Weinberg would say. We should train ourselves to think about what we have and what it would be like if we didn't have those things, like eyesight. (The greatest gift we have is life itself.)And by doing that, we can appreciate life and be happy- "Who is rich?, the one is happy with his lot."
November 30, 2008 10:21 PM
We fail to see the abundance we stand in by the grace of our G-d.
So much expression in the blind eyes that see so much.
November 29, 2008 9:40 PM
i like the video
diferent something to think about it
November 29, 2008 8:18 PM
so much to be thankful for
one of your best--- so much said--and unsaid--on so many different levels. And the blind man---who could he be?
November 27, 2008 6:17 PM
Wants vs Needs
We do not realise that Hashem always gives us so much more than we need because what we want is so far from what we need.
November 27, 2008 4:47 PM
I think Hashem helped him see becuase the woman helped him so he saw someone cared.
That women did a miztvah without notacing so I think that someone in the worl is doing a mitzvah every second whithout realizing.
November 26, 2008 3:48 PM
Its difficult because people take every things for granted and forget to appreciate all that g_d has given them for free!!
November 25, 2008 2:52 PM
Seeing is Believing
Just because we can see doesn't mean we can SEE. If believing is difficult, then maybe we aren't trying hard enough to SEE.
November 25, 2008 11:45 AM
but with honor
Blind people may enjoy help when they need it, but they usually DON'T when they DON'T need it.
Why is it hard being thankfull? Because we have been raised to believe that it is all "coming to me."
November 24, 2008 7:47 PM
makes us realize all the things we just take for granted for and don't say thank you for them
November 23, 2008 7:05 AM
Even a blind (or visually impaired) person can still have a dream and a vision, and even be thankful for those who help him/her, even spur of the moment. You never know how much some people will be thankful of you for small efforts of kindness. Let's not take that for granted.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.