Star of David

From the Holocaust to the Israeli flag, what is the deeper meaning of this six-pointed Jewish symbol?

Threadbare

Is there any substance behind the latest fad: kabbalistic red strings?

Questions from God

What’s really important in life?

Kabbala #1: What Is Kabbala?

Kabbala is the Torah's expression of the way the world works. Removed from its source, it's a lot of rubbish. (First in a series.)

Judaism and Dreams

The significance of dreams in Jewish thought.

The Real You

What is the root of immortality and the soul?

Battle Plans

Strategies for winning your inner struggles.

Like Water on a Rock

A stunning new book by ArtScroll features Aish.com’s best articles.

Instructions For Living

A short film featuring Rabbi Noah Weinberg's inspirational wisdom.

Free Will – Our Greatest Power

This uniquely human endeavor spells the difference between life and death.

Essential Jewish Library

Ten books that are essential to any Jewish home.

Taking the Next Step

The Aish Academy is helping people take the next step in their Jewish life.

Path of the Soul #1: Discovering Mussar

How to close the gap between the high ideals we hold in mind and the living truth of how we act in life.

The Soul

Understanding the source of our soul and its eternal essence.

What is a Good Person

The human quest "to be good" drives virtually everything we do. Distinguish between "material good" and "spiritual good."

Recommended Books

They don't call us the People of the Book for nothing!

Making Judaism Work

Why doesn't Torah observance create a better person automatically?

Aish.com Books

A highly recommended list of great books to feed your mind and nurture your soul.

Superstitious Minds

Wear a red string if you wish, but not as a magical talisman.

World of Love #4 - Glow of Accomplishment

One of the highest human pleasures is that of accomplishment -- completing a job well done.

Witchcraft and Judaism

If magic and the occult do exist, why are they so evil?

The More Religious Spouse

What to do when she wants Shabbos and he wants the football game.

Path of the Soul #10: Trust

Once you recognize that the world is not meant to be comfortable, certain, or easy, but rather an ideal training ground for the soul, trust in God can begin to take root.

Path of the Soul #9: The Calm Soul

Tranquility doesn't spell the end of our spiritual struggles; it's the inner quality that equips us to handle them.

Path of the Soul #8: Strength of a Hero

Surrounded by a culture that celebrates self-indulgence, the real hero is one who practices self-restraint.

Path of the Soul #7: Loving Kindness

Stretching ourselves in our caring for each other is central to our spiritual job description.

Path of the Soul #6: Giving from the Heart

Generosity is a movement of the soul that erupts when you are pierced by the recognition of your direct connection to another soul.

Path of the Soul #5: Giving Honor

We seek honor, yet withhold giving honor to others. In truth, we've got it backwards.

Path of the Soul #4: Patience

The root of impatience is the erroneous belief that we are the masters of our fates.

Path of the Soul #3: Gratitude

Making something of beauty out of what we do have, incomplete as it may be.

Path of the Soul #2: How Much Space Do You Take?

Being humble doesn't mean being nobody, it just means being no more of a somebody than you ought to be.

Judaism and the 12-Step Program

Foundations for attaining life-long recovery.

Way #19: Wake Up and Live

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

Can We Control Our Destiny?

Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is optional.

Purpose: Heartbeat of Creation

When "bad things happen to good people," by what standard does one define "bad"?

Fate and Destiny

God predetermines a person's basic lifespan, wealth and opportunities -- but leaves ample room for free choice.

Divine Inspiration: Part Two

An explanation of who can receive prophecy, when and how.

Divine Inspiration: Part One

The mechanics of receiving a direct spiritual revelation.

Nature, Nurture, and Free Will

Every person has free will, but struggles on a unique playing field.

The Essence of Mankind

Human beings are defined by the power of free will.

Reward and Punishment

Striking a balance between this temporal world and the eternal afterlife.

Teshuvah - Fixing Mistakes

Mistakes will happen; fixing them so that they won't be repeated is the challenge of teshuvah.

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