Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.
And their underlying Jewish values.
Palestinian terrorism verdict shatters long-held myths and illusions.
He ran out of his car and apprehended a terrorist. A timely Purim lesson.
Echoes of Queen Esther who broke protocol in the face of an Iranian threat to destroy her people.
An exciting exhibit presents direct evidence of the Jewish community in Babylonia right before and after the destruction of the First Temple.
Over 650 young Muslims have volunteered to guard Oslo Synagogue on Shabbat in support of the Jewish people.
The tale of the treif turkey.
Our brother demands that we end our relationship with his first wife. None of his siblings want to.
It's the time of year to increase your level of joy. Here's how.
Responding to difficult challenges.
I told the King of Pop that he wasn’t the King of the universe.
Making your marriage thrive by constantly choosing to love.
The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.
Jazz up your Purim meal with these extra fun dishes.
Attaining the self-assurance you need to achieve true intimacy with another person.
Staying true to yourself while dating.
Making ourselves vulnerable with the relationships in our lives.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
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.)
One reason why I know there is a God active in our world.
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.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.
A video series that takes a closer, more grown-up look at the Book of Esther.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Mathew Vaughn’s new film has at its core the message that “Manners maketh man”. Or, to put it into Jewish terms, “Manners maketh mensch.” A surprisingly fitting Purim message.
Men whatever you do, never tell your wife that her clothes look, or her food tastes “fine.”
What responsibility do you as a citizen feel that you have to support your government?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
Building unity through kindness.
November 10, 2012
November 15, 2012 7:34 PM
About choosing a Rabbi...
As always, you provide a very clear path for us to take, to help us find ‘truth’; thank you.
Your insights are seemingly always on target, and you get there very quickly, as with General Petraeus this week. I always want to stand up and applaud after I read something you wrote, or watched an “almost live” commentary.
Just know that you are so very important to many of us; and, you are appreciated!
November 13, 2012 9:13 PM
'He with the most advisors wins, he with the fewest advisors loses'.
I don't know where I read that, but I think it is a true statement.
Most of us think to go it alone. What a mistake that is!
November 13, 2012 7:13 PM
Baruch Hashem I found my Rabbi!
I must have the best Rav & Rebbetzin in Nort America. Through ups & downs on a journey that started 12 years ago, I thank Hashem for sending me these wonderful, giving, loving human beings, who have talked the talk, but also WALKED THE WALK!
November 12, 2012 4:05 PM
To Ana and Miriam
Ana- there are rabbis that you can call and its fairly easy to get their number. You can call the shul or someone else in their community and just call them. Ask around. Its def. better to make a connection though first if your asking them about something personal and in regards to an important decision. To Miriam, if you have a legitimate question, and especially if its in regards to an important decision then it doesn't waste their time. If their busy, they'll tell you and call you back or have you call them back,
November 12, 2012 12:31 PM
To ana (1): I suggest you go online and look for a synagogue in your area. Check out that schedule of services and make sure to attend a few services on Shabbat. After Shabbat morning services have concluded, introduce yourself to the rabbi as well as to other members of the congregation. You may need to try out more than one Shul, but it will be well worth the effort. Good luck!
November 12, 2012 12:16 PM
Question for Lori
My problem with asking rabbis is that I feel bad wasting their time (most of them are short on it). How do you deal with that issue?
November 12, 2012 5:35 AM
Ask the Rabbi
I don't have a rabbi anywhere near me, so have been thinking of Ask the Rabbi here on Aish with a concern or decision I've been thnking about for a long time. It's about law and I can't find an answer in the archives. ~ ~ ~ Also, a personal/friends question that I would like an objective opinion to see a clearer path. Lori, your video message gives me the push I need to ask for help. Thanks.
November 11, 2012 4:37 PM
How do I find a Rabbi?
I don't know how to find a Rabbi, I don't know if one is good, and I'm a single young female, and I don't know how to find someone. I don't have friends with rabbis.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.