Instructions For Living

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


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Aish HaTorah is an international network of Jewish educational centers, where Jews from all backgrounds can explore their heritage in an open, non-judgmental atmosphere. Aish HaTorah operates programs in over 100 cities on 5 continents. Our World Center is located in Jerusalem, directly opposite the Western Wall.

Our goal is to re-ignite Jewish pride by teaching Jews about their heritage and its contribution to humanity. Aish's educational programs are based on the following principles:

  • Torah teaches us how to maximize our pleasure and potential in life.
  • Jewish belief needs to be built upon a rational foundation, not a leap of faith.
  • Judaism is a journey where every step counts. It's not all-or-nothing.

Comments (61)

(61) Anonymous, January 31, 2015 12:04 AM

Of Blessed Memory

Dear Rabbi, We miss you so much.

(60) Anonymous, January 30, 2015 12:13 AM

Inspiring

Beautiful and touching

(59) Dvirah, January 29, 2015 8:57 PM

Living For - Additional Version

I have many times heard people say that they would be more observant if (or when) they have children. Yet if something is important enough to teach one's children, it should also be important enough to follow for oneself.

(58) Michael, January 2, 2015 3:57 AM

His words are so true. How lucky we are if we can implement into our daily life!

(57) yehudis, May 28, 2014 9:10 PM

a great DAILY MEDITATION for all of us

Thank you for this inspiring film

(56) Anonymous, January 22, 2014 6:08 AM

Such clarity!

How I wish to always remember and truly live by these words!

(55) Shareef Abdul-Kareem, February 8, 2013 2:09 PM

I would have loved to meet Rabbi Noah in person

I have been meditating on his guidance for around five years and despite not being Jewish I look forward to daily Torah Readings.

(54) Harry, January 20, 2013 4:23 PM

I did weep, such compassion for mankind!

Such genius!

(53) Isabella J., January 20, 2013 3:58 PM

Beautiful, thank you.

(52) David, January 14, 2013 6:16 PM

Such an great portion of inspiration and wisdom! I almost started to cry watching it...

(51) Naomi, August 20, 2012 10:06 AM

What a beautiful ilui for his great neshama

I miss Rav Noah ztz"l's earthly presence. But this is a magnificent way to keep his neshama with us. Thank you to whoever was involved in producing the film and book.

(50) Terry, May 21, 2012 1:17 PM

The Greatest is LOVE

This is so awesome. We make things so much harder than it really is. GOD IS LOVE. I am so blessed to have his LOVE.

(49) Frederica D. Steller, July 7, 2011 12:26 AM

Our Father in Heaven wants us to enjoy life and others.

That was such a beautiful as well as thought-provoking presentation; I was quite touched by it. Thank you Rabbi for your beautiful, and awesome insight and wisdom!

(48) Jane, March 13, 2011 10:39 PM

What a wonderful lesson

Thank you. I hope I remember to watch this frequently. I feel better!

(47) Grateful, January 25, 2011 2:46 AM

Beautiful

(46) shannon, January 24, 2011 11:43 PM

Thank You!

How truly deep and thought provoking! Tenets to live by! May Rabbi Weinberg's name be blessed!

(45) Louise, January 22, 2011 10:13 AM

WHAT A BLESSING

THANK YOU. A Blessings to all who hear, this is a Selah message worth sending on to others and going back to myself.

(44) Anonymous, January 15, 2011 8:10 PM

Thank you, for blessed memory of Rabbi Weinberg.

Die, Living, love and tradition... Nobody dies, Everthing lives..

(43) David Gr, January 15, 2011 3:49 PM

Such a good man

Such a good man, A caring and loving man. G-d bless him.

(42) Irwin, December 23, 2010 10:44 PM

Thank You, They are words and thoughts for me to Live by. Shalom

(41) Ruchela, September 27, 2010 3:06 AM

This video was so beautiful. It made me cry-so touching and true. Thank you, Rabbi Weinberg, a'h.

(40) Pessy, June 6, 2010 4:21 AM

Thank you for a moving film

Wow, really enriching and inspiring. If I watched this everyday I'd be a changed person.

(39) Anonymous, May 17, 2010 11:56 PM

rabby noah weinberg, extraordinaire est tres fort,

(38) Anonymous, April 15, 2010 12:18 AM

wow, so powerful

(37) Eliyahu Merkel, January 23, 2010 3:31 AM

Todah...

This apoinment give to my life more reason for life... Todah Rabbi Weinberg, blesed memory!

(36) Anonymous, January 12, 2010 6:27 PM

:(

i miss you rabbi weinberg, you were so profound

(35) Anonymous, December 21, 2009 2:56 PM

Special. I want to send it to everyone I know.

(34) , December 21, 2009 2:06 AM

wow

what a collection!

(33) Clint Rushton, December 12, 2009 5:37 AM

Truths both eternal and universal.

Carl Sandberg wrote about ..."chards of light which lie beyond the prisim of our (physical) senses" and Rabbi Weinberg's words held a small sample of them, for us to enjoy.

(32) gerard, December 11, 2009 10:39 AM

excellant

Thank you so much for this lovely web site,i find so much insparation from this. Well done Yster In pretoria

(31) Pesach, December 11, 2009 5:03 AM

Emes

To live like a soul is definitely our goal in life and will bring us the most meaning and happiness. Rav Weinberg z't'l was a living example of this.....what a sweet nashama written all over his beautiful face

(30) , December 10, 2009 11:45 PM

Thank you for this. I must watch it again and think it through a few more times. Your sharing the message makes me a happy person for as long as I can wrap my head around the thoughts here. You have served a need for me today. Thank you again.

(29) Anonymous, December 10, 2009 4:28 AM

ATT- Jordana (25)

Nothing is random. G-d controls every single thing and everything has a reason. It is clearly a message from G-d. You saw Rav Weinberg in a dream and than thats the first email you open! DONT skip the message. Recognize that this is a message to you- Jordana and embrace it. Ask, learn and keep growing! And please please dont just forget about this experience!

(28) Anonymous, December 9, 2009 10:45 AM

Brilliant! Thank you so much

(27) Anonymous, December 9, 2009 10:28 AM

THAT was great, thanks for sharing

(26) Dollyjewel, December 9, 2009 6:58 AM

tears came to my eyes....

Very Lovely!!!

(25) Jordana, December 9, 2009 3:02 AM

I dreamt of this Rabbi Last night!

I am in complete shock! This morning I woke and as I made my morning cup of coffee I was thinking about the many dreams I dreamt and then I got a flash of this man in my head and I remembered seeing his face in my dream and of my talking to him but it was real brief. Odd that I even remembered his face. I thought to myself maybe he is a famous rabbi that I just dont know of him. I go about my morning and since my memory is very bad I forgot about this dream. Then I decide to go online and check my email and the FIRST email I open up is this one about Rabbi Weinberg and my jaw dropped, His face was the man in my dream. This never happens to me. Im in awe and a bit scared. Just thought I would share this maybe someone can give me insight. Have a great week everyone.

(24) Pauline Bilus, December 8, 2009 9:33 PM

Beautiful & most inspirational. Now to act upon Rabbi Weinberg's wisdom & to encourage others to do the same. Thank you for the food for thought - and for the lovely & appropriate musical background.

(23) Anonymous, December 8, 2009 7:55 PM

So Powerful.

That video broke my hear. I miss the Rav.

(22) Robert, December 8, 2009 5:21 PM

I am not a jew but I do enjoy reading the teaching and wisdom of Rabbi Weinberg. Thank you.

(21) Jeff, December 8, 2009 2:30 PM

Thank you|!

The teachings and work of the Rabbi, ZT"L, live on.

(20) Anonymous, December 8, 2009 1:55 PM

Many thanks, a lot of!!

Have my sincerest thanks for sharing these very blessed and inspiring words of Rabbi Noah Weinberg - he is really a very gifted and by G`D loved man - may he be blessed wherever he is abiding now as well as his family and descendants!! Shalom, Shalom for everybody! Dorit Polzer

(19) debra, December 8, 2009 1:53 PM

wow....

I sit here & weep as I watch this - I have been touched in my most innerbeing....thank you.

(18) Wilhelm Wolfaardt, December 8, 2009 6:47 AM

Great life-line

If we know what we are living for, it is worth dying for! I like that.

(17) Resa, December 8, 2009 5:22 AM

Very though provoking

thank you for your video, it makes me stop and think, comtemplate, and re-focus !!

(16) Yosef, December 8, 2009 4:10 AM

Thanks

Thanks God for giving us one of your angels...

(15) Pamela, December 7, 2009 11:45 PM

Joy

A Blessing

(14) Shira, December 7, 2009 10:58 PM

Thank you

That was beautiful.

(13) Sam, December 7, 2009 6:45 PM

Beautiful

Rabbi Noah Weinberg certainly knew what he was living for, and knew how to live life with true happiness. May we all learn from him and give back to others like he's given to us...

(12) Anonymous, December 7, 2009 4:44 PM

Just seeing the pictures of Rav Noach's shining face was as uplifting as reading his sayings. What a tzaddik! To live a

(11) Bernie, December 7, 2009 4:12 PM

I gotta think about this

Deep.

(10) ruth, December 7, 2009 4:08 PM

beauty is truth

there is nothing to add to this, because the words are echoic, and we all surely recognize the truth in these most glowing lines. I do believe the deepest of wonder is just this: a child's smile, another sunset, the opportunity to grow given how we are watered, daily, and growth is surely that reaching of hands, toward the Parent of us all, who lifts us to greater and greater heights. This story is about love. Thank you, Rabbi Noah Weinberg.

(9) Anonymous, December 7, 2009 9:01 AM

wow. every second on this site is an elevation for his soul. That video was so moving. We watch it for two minutes and enjoy it, but for Rabbi Weinberg, that was what his entire life was about.

(8) Sandra Calderon, December 7, 2009 3:10 AM

Simply Beautiful!

(7) Yitzi Weiner, December 6, 2009 11:37 PM

Thank You

This is very beautiful. I plan to show this to my students. Thank you for making this.

(6) hope berman, December 6, 2009 10:28 PM

if all could live this way!

profoundly for yesterday,today and tomorrow

(5) shells, December 6, 2009 7:54 PM

thank you

with love and blessings to Aish and to Rabbi Noah, G-d bless Him in spirit. peace be with you. AMEN

(4) steve, December 6, 2009 6:29 PM

very moving and full of wisdom

this one's a keeper! beautifully made. Rabbi Weinberg was indeed a great man.

(3) Iris Moskovitz, December 6, 2009 3:29 PM

Seeing Rabbi Weinbergs' O"BM smile, makes me smile.

What a brilliant and "real"individual Rabbi WeinbergO"BM was. May his neshama have a lichtige Gan Eden. He is truly "our father".

(2) Anonymous, December 6, 2009 3:13 PM

Real Meaning

Thank you for R' Noah Weinberg for giving us such clarity on how to live our lives!!

(1) Yaakov Novograd, December 6, 2009 1:08 PM

Beautiful!

A most eloquent and creative example of what encourages me to tell people about this phenomenal website. How fortunate are those who merited making R' Noah their Rabbi ! For more information on the six Constant Mitzvos see R' Noah's essays in the "Foundations" section under "Spirituality" or get a copy of the new classic book "The Six Constant Mitzvos" based on lectures by Rabbi Y. Berkowitz.

 

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