Thanking Sandy

How to have gratitude for both good and bad.

Life after Death: Aish.com Ebook

A free, 24-page compendium exploring the Jewish view of the Next World.

Tricking Time

Why did God create a world where wisdom and physical strength seem to move in opposite directions?

Five Things Judaism Wants You to Know

A quick primer on five essential philosophical points.

Field of Potential

The Maharal of Prague on Shavuot and the essence of man.

Essential Freedom

How could anyone celebrate Passover, the holiday of liberation, in Auschwitz?

Trauma, Anger and Confronting God

Anger will occasionally be expressed in any loving relationship. Why should it be any different with God?

Freeing Yourself from Jealousy

Unlocking a secret of the tenth commandment.

Ask Rabbi Weinberg: Videos

A sampling of short video discussions from the founder of Aish HaTorah.

Let There Be Light

Understanding the cultural clash between the Greeks and the Jews.

Chanukah: The Fight for Freedom

Why celebrate the miracle of oil and not the great military victory?

What is the Purpose of Life?

Jewish thought answers with one word: pleasure.

Vegetarianism and History’s First Murder

Understanding the utopian state in the Garden of Eden.

The Miracle Called Me

The shofar blast reminds us that our essence is truly free.

Cremation: A Burning Issue

Even after death, the body is a holy vessel that deserves respect.

Questioning God

I don't want to live in the question any more. I want to live in the answer.

Why You Don't Understand the Bible

The Jewish sages of antiquity were in the best position to interpret and comprehend the Torah.

Sinai for Non-Jews

What makes the giving of the Torah so universally relevant and necessary?

Six Constant Mitzvos #6: Indulge?

Who's in control: Your mind or your heart?

Six Constant Mitzvos: Why Fear God?

Respect is the foundation of every relationship.

Moses and the Pope

The recent beatification of Pope John Paul II highlights Judaism's unique basis of belief.

Israel: Where We Belong

Creating our connection to the land of Israel.

The Six Constant Mitzvos: Introduction

The building blocks of our relationship with God. How to apply and live with them.

Atheism and Morality

Why do so many atheists make moral proclamations?

A Reasonable Argument for God’s Existence?

Responding to atheists' seven main objections against my presentation of the Argument from Design.

The Tsunami and God

Let our primary question in the wake of this tragedy be not "Why did it happen?" but rather "What can I do to help?"

Esther and the Moon

Purim and the mystery of Esther's non-Jewish name.

The Design Argument: Answers to Atheists' Objections

Turns out Richard Dawkins' watchmaker has 20/20 vision after all.

When Bad Things Happen

A Jewish perspective on one of life's toughest questions.

Miracle on Ice - Chanukah Edition

The Jewish definition of “miraculous” is different from Merriam-Webster.

Heaven Can Wait: The Sabbath, Part 3

If heaven's eternal bliss really lasts for an eternity, why doesn't it get boring?

Philosophy of Food

Medicine for the body or salve for the soul?

Good without God

Reason alone is not enough to keep human beings humane.

Big Creator, Little Creator: The Sabbath, Part 2

Rest is far more than the absence of work.

Does God Get Tired? The Sabbath: Part 1

Why would an All-Powerful God need to rest?

Scapegoat

Meaning or randomness: confronting mutually exclusive worldviews on Yom Kippur.

Great Expectations

During the first days of the Jewish year everything matters.

FAQs: The Mission Statement of the Jewish People

It's our national responsibility to repair the world.

Dealing with Death

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

FAQs: Why is There So Much Anti-Semitism?

Most given causes are just excuses. What's the real cause?

Leap of Faith?

Why did the Jews at Sinai accept the Torah before understanding everything in it?

Did God Speak at Sinai?

What supports the claim that God spoke to the entire Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?

Why Celebrate with Bitter Herbs?

Yes, God took us out of Egypt, but He put us there in the first place!

Your 10 Guiding Principles for Life

A tool for staying focused on what's really important in life.

Our Near Miss

God is constantly whispering in our ear

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