About the Author

Rabbi Noah Weinberg

Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory, was the dean and founder of Aish HaTorah. For 50 years, his visionary educational programs brought hundreds of thousands of Jews closer to their heritage.

5 Steps for Personal Growth

How to get out of neutral and back into high gear.

How to Really Grow During the Month of Elul

No one can help you grow unless you take responsibility for yourself.

Getting Your Prayers Answered

Understanding why and how prayer works. A Jewish perspective.

At War before Rosh Hashanah

No one but you can make you great.

How the Mighty Fall

An excerpt from the just-published book, Wisdom for Living: Rabbi Noach Weinberg on the Parashah.

Ask Rabbi Weinberg: Videos

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

Voie n°21 : Le rire c'est sérieux

Comprenez la dynamique du rire et utilisez-la à bon escient.

Foundations: The Six Constant Mitzvot

The six constant mitzvot and further articles on fundamental Jewish thought.

48 Ways to Wisdom - Audio

Audio versions of the 48 Ways lectures, as originally given by R. Weinberg.

48 Ways to Wisdom

Rabbi Noah Weinberg's classic series, The 48 Ways to Wisdom.

Instructions For Living

A collection of quotes from Rabbi Noah Weinberg's inspirational wisdom (text version).

Instructions For Living

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

Counting with the 48 Ways

Change your life with the 48 Ways -- A Way a Day!

Way #1: Be Aware of Every Moment

To achieve significant results in life, the effort must be constant. Don't waste a minute.

6 Constant - #1 - Know There is a God

Cultivate the greatest possible relationship with the greatest possible benefits.

Way #2: Listen Effectively

When the media hits you with another message, don't take it for granted. Analyze and question.

Way #3: Say It Out Loud

Articulate your beliefs out loud, and find out if you really believe what you say.

6 Constant - #2 - Don't Believe In Any Other Power

Who runs the world? Staying focused on God is a constant life challenge.

6 Constant - #3 - God Is One

Life is full of distractions from the underlying reality of God's existence.

Way #4: Introduce Yourself to Yourself

Don't go through life making assumptions about who you are. Take time now before a crisis comes along and forces the issue.

The ABC's of Judaism

Embedded deep in our consciousness is the knowledge of life's precious secrets. The key to access them is the ABCs.

Unity at Sinai

When the Jewish people stood at Mount Sinai, the entire nation was unified. The lesson is clear for us today.

6 Constant - #4 - Love God

A passionate desire to connect with the Almighty is a constant human striving. How do we know if we're connecting?

Way #5: The Power of Awe

In the face of the Grand Canyon or a hurricane, we feel exhilaratingly small. It's the power of awe.

Five Levels of Pleasure

Life is full of pleasures. But some are a quantum leap above the rest.

The Secret of Happiness

The key to happiness is to appreciate what you have. If it's so simple, why are so many people unhappy?

Way #6: Mastering Fear

Roller coasters and horror movies... we pay good money to be scared out of our wits. Harness the energy of "fear" for positive purposes.

How Can We Be Sure of Anything

In this age of information overload, how do we sort out the good from the bad? Here are powerful techniques to really "know what you know."

What is a Good Person

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

Way #7: The True Charisma

Humility is not an inferiority complex. It's doing the right thing and not being dependent on the opinion of others.

Way #8: Constant Joy

Joy gives you the power, motivation and confidence to achieve things that otherwise seem too difficult to attempt. Better than a granola bar - joy is pure energy.

How To Get Your Prayers Answered

Do you feel like you're talking to a wall when you pray? Here's five key tools for getting your prayers answered.

Way #9: Total Concentration

We use just a small fraction of our mental capacity. To achieve more, learn how to concentrate and avoid distractions.

Jewish Secrets of Success

How to attain true self-esteem.

Way #10: Honor The Wise Person

Don't read about wisdom in a book. Find an expert and watch how he works.

Free Will – Our Greatest Power

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

Way #11: Work It Through With Friends

Companies test-market new products. To know the value of your ideas, find friends to give you straight, honest feedback.

The Meaning Of Life

Until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live.

6 Constant - #5 - Fear God

Human instinct is to run from fear. Judaism teaches that fear of God is a positive motivator for greatness.

Way #12: Growth Through Teaching

Don't let your idea remain a hazy notion in your imagination. Transmit it to others and make it a reality.

Way #13: Think About It

We make snap decisions or may mull over decisions for too long. Become skilled at a happy medium of decision-making.

6 Constant - #6 - Don't Be Misled By Your Heart and Eyes

Enjoy the pleasures of the physical world. But don't make materialism an end unto itself.

Way #14: Written Instructions For Living

Torah is not an arcane text of the ancient world. It is the essence of Judaism, which is the essence of ourselves.

The Five Belts of Being Intellectual

Gaining objective definitions is the first step to intellectual honesty. Applying those definitions to life is what determines greatness.

Friendship, Love and Unity

Understanding the dynamics of love can improve our relationships ― and the success of our entire nation.

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