Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
The riveting recollections of the Shin Bet handler who worked for ten years with Israel’s super-mole, Mosab Hassan Yousef.
This Thanksgiving take the gratitude challenge.
Jewish trivia for Thanksgiving.
A selection of photos from isolated Jewish communities from around the globe.
Why are Jewish students being treated so differently than other minorities?
Hanukkah reminds us that we have the power to repel the darkness with light.
Does the superstar’s old-style elegance add to her allure?
Don’t cause them more grief.
Miriam Kosman’s groundbreaking book conveys a sophisticated approach to the Torah’s view of male and female forces.
A spiritual response to difficult times.
Why should I be grateful?
How I learned to stop blaming myself and rewrite my script.
The focus on sales and consumption is eroding the meaning of Thanksgiving.
Olive oil is a healthy type of fat and also reminds us how the oil lasted during Hanukkah. Try these delicious recipes.
A magnificent and easy to make buffet.
Timing mistakes can negatively affect a relationship that has promise.
What are real deal breakers in a relationship?
We have different backgrounds and lack depth in our relationship? Should I take things further? How?
God's motivation for creating the world sheds light on our own life goals.
Exploring some rational reasons.
Which animals are kosher? How must kosher food be prepared? And why keep kosher in the first place?
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.
How to deepen the candle-lighting experience for the entire family.
No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.
The Hanukkah battle isn’t over. We fight with light.
Everything you need to know about Hanukkah. Share with your family and friends.
In December, Jerry Seinfeld and I are doing stand-up comedy in Israel. Not even terrorism can stop the laughter.
I live in Bologna Italy and yes I am a Zionist. My European neighbors are not my biggest fans.
Why is there such a strong connection between Jews and baseball?
Candlelight burning so bright. You can’t ever take my light.
The Hanukkah Story in 8 hit songs.A short medley of pop music parodies through the ages.
Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.
November 3, 2009
April 30, 2012 8:27 PM
April 2, 2010 7:26 PM
Many roads lead to ... . I was about to go haywire on this then I read Ruth's comments and although I diagree with determinism at any level she arguments well. I sustain the major element, "love" as the strongest force on earth given to man. Choice is conditioned to love. Any decision outside of this realm be it of arbitration, negociation or war stem from an evil or egotistic source.
March 29, 2010 1:47 AM
the only truly free man
Our Sages say that the only truly free man is one who is involved in learning Torah.
March 19, 2010 10:42 PM
Our Freedom is a Right and not a Priviledge!
With Passover I learnt more about my blessed right for Freedom. God created us free. On Passover I celebrate Freedom amid my non-free big Arab[ic] environment. In my inner soul I welcome and celebrate my rights: To be Free.
March 15, 2010 12:34 AM
the determinism of free will
IF you were experiencing massive synchronicity or the astonishments of connects through story, you would have another "take on free will". In fact, many theologicans from all disciplines and certainly science is questioning how much of development is programmed and how much, truly about free choice.
I heard an Orthodox rabbi expound on how God knows everything we're going to do, and surely the existence of astounding coincidences makes one question the role of God in each of our stories, and how we do connect together.
In fact, on line at Aish there are myriad examples of such beautiful miraculous stories, and the authors call it God's miracle and God's actions and so do the participants who are making comments.
Yes, we need to choose all these beautiful ways of being as in this lovely movie. We have that choice because within our lives there is an inbuilt learning curve, call it signs, all over the road, that tell us or move us towards these truths.
I do deeply perceive that within a deterministic universe, namely God's PLAN, as articulated everywhere on line at Aish, there is an ability we all have, that's divine, to make choices that further our climb up that ladder that's about merger. Why? Well to realize ultimately that God's story for us all is about love, is to "freely" at another level of consciousness, relinquish one's free will, knowing that God alone has crafted a beautiful loving story that incorporates every one of us, and that no blade of grass, is unaccounted for within that divine story.
March 14, 2010 8:59 PM
i loved that movie! can people download that movie?
have a good week and Shobbas.
March 3, 2010 3:26 AM
This short video is a very inspirational springboard for discussion that we plan to use for high school girls before Pesach about what true freedom is all about. Thank you so much!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.