About the Author

Sara Yoheved Rigler

Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities. She is one of the most popular authors on Aish.com, world’s biggest Judaism website, and is a columnist for Ami Magazine. Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of five best-sellers: Holy Woman; Lights from Jerusalem; Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara (with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller); G-d Winked; and Heavenprints . She gives a weekly Marriage Webinar for Jewish Workshops on a spiritual approach to marriage, with hundreds of members throughout the world. She lives in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her newest book, Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup, the story of Henny Machlis, the Brooklyn-born girl who became a Jerusalem legend, was was released in November, 2016. Her website is: sararigler.com.

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

How to best respond to someone who has hurt us.

Neuroplasticity, Yom Kippur and Real Change

Jewish principles for change have been corroborated by recent discoveries in brain science.

If the Jewish People Never Received the Torah

What would a world without Torah look like?

Shining Light in All the Dark Corners

A trailblazing educator is turning around lives of boys at risk throughout Israel.

Israel Tennis Star Stops Game Before Yom Kippur

David Sela made a clear statement that nothing is more important than his Jewish identity.

The Shabbat Massacre

Yosef, Chaya, and Elad Salomon lived for their spiritual heritage. Shabbat night they died for it.

Yearning in Jerusalem

Jerusalem without the Old City was a body without a heart.

Battling the Drug Epidemic

Startling scientific evidence on how to protect young people from substance abuse.

The Henny Machlis Guide to Character Improvement

Henny’s loving-kindness, generosity, and exemplary character were the product of a lifetime of striving and working on herself.

Henny Machlis’ Secret to Spirituality

Henny personified the real meaning of “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman

How did an ordinary Jew from Brooklyn become one of the greatest lights of our times?

The Solution to Israel’s Wave of Terror

The Jewish people’s alternative to despair.

The Murder of a Hero

In trying to save a life, Rabbi Nehemia Lavi paid with his life.


In a legendary hotel in the wilds of Chile, I discovered an amazing story.

Who Got the Better Deal?: An Incredible True Story of Two Siblings

A handicapped girl given up for adoption discovers her idol is her biological sister.

The Dragon Slayer

Almost totally paralyzed, Marcie Alter vanquishes dragons with her sword of courage and determination.

The Hidden Jews of Montana?

Sarah McConnell and the indestructible power of the Jewish spark.

A Tale of Two Heroes

Personal glimpses of young men who gave their all for Israel.

The Purpose of Leaving Egypt

Three central lessons from the Passover story.

Taking Control (of What You Can)

How to stop being a victim and attain happiness.

An Open Letter to My Sisters and Brothers in France

There is no future for you in France. I appeal to you, come home to Israel.

My Parents vs. My Own Life

When does, “I have to live my own life” become selfishness?

Killing a Dreamer

An Arab terrorist killed Karen Yemima Mosquera, a convert from Ecuador, but he could not kill all her dreams.

Midnight in the Old City

What draws tens of thousands of Jews, night after night, to the midnight Selichot service?

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

Anti-Semitism renders irrelevant the justice of Israel’s war in Gaza.

Max’s Mission

The short life and heroic death of Max Steinberg.

The Jewish Army

The Israeli army fights not out of hate for the enemy, but out of love for the Jewish nation.

Israel Under Attack

What you can do when your brothers and sisters are at war.

Were Our Prayers in Vain?

The entire Jewish world is plunged into mourning.

The Kidnapping of Three Israeli Teens

How should Jews respond to crisis?

Why Celebrate Jerusalem Day?

The two-millennia love affair of the Jewish People.

Jewish Identity: Are You In or Out?

Passover and the redemptive value of Jewish identity.

Iranian TV and Me

Iran’s graphic portrayal of the destruction of Israel.

Whose Life is More Valuable?

Society considers some lives more valuable than others. Judaism disagrees.

Reincarnation and the Holocaust

Why some Jews suspect they've returned.

The Odd Odyssey of a Country Club Jew

One woman’s personal crusade against assimilation and intermarriage.

The Secret Life of Gershon Burd

The hidden deeds of the man we thought we knew.

Letting Go of Resentment in 5 Hard Steps

Since carrying it around is even harder.

Paradise Lost and Found

The secret formula for real happiness.

Life After Death

Jewish perspectives on the bestseller Proof of Heaven.

The Danger in Your Head

Why negativity is dangerous for your health.

Love, Inside Out

Should Jews come first?

Are You Ready for Rosh Hashanah?

A dialogue with your higher self.

What Happened to the Jews of Arabia?

A story that should make every Jew shudder.

Small Choices, Big Outcomes

Greatness is built upon our seemingly insignificant daily choices.

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