About the Author


Sara Yoheved Rigler

Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of six best-sellers: Holy Woman; Lights from Jerusalem; Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara (with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller); G-d Winked: Tales and Lessons from My Spiritual Adventures; Heavenprints; and Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup. 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 website is: sararigler.com.


The Horse in the Gate

Why you are never stuck.

My Palace, My Sukkah

Every little girl dreams of being a queen in her own palace. One day in India, I tripped into my childhood fantasy.

It's My Party

A parable for Thanksgiving

Gabbing About Goodness

How to change the world with your tongue.

At Home At Last

Celebrating the Jewish holidays in Israel.

This Is a Test

Recognizing the spiritual challenges behind life's little calamities.

The Heartwarmer

Hershel Puretz wasn't looking to become the savior of 2,000 Israeli families.

More Holy Woman

In shark-infested waters, their only life raft was reassuring words.

The Intruder

Even suffering can draw us closer to God.

Trusting God

When reading reports of hair-raising cruelty, trusting God means knowing that the answers to why Israel is under attack are there, even if they are not obvious at the moment.

Israel's Vital First Strike

One surefire way to avert a nuclear holocaust.

Mobilizing Our Spiritual Forces

How aiding war refugees can help protect the Jewish nation.

It's So Hard!

It's today's mantra. But there are times when even super-human effort isn't hard. How do we get over that hurdle?

At War Again

The face -- and lessons -- of our latest war.

Confessions of a Creationist

I always thought creationists were Bible-belt fundamentalists. Denying evolution would put me on their side, and jeopardize my self-image as an East coast Jewish intellectual...

Seeing Clearly: A Blind Woman's Vision

The lessons of Passover embodied in one woman's life.

My Five Weeks with Cancer

Everything I need, I have. Everything I have, I need.

Loving the Land of Israel

The spiritual power of God's special place.

Not So Small Miracles

God is always communicating with us. Sometimes it takes a miracle for us to get the message.

Other People's Tears

Breaking the empathy barrier this Yom Kippur.

Holy Woman and Her Guests

A remarkable example of giving like God.

Blake Nordstrom Speaking

Our surprise direct line.

Destroying Synagogues – Again

Israel respects and protects the holy places of other religions. Why can't the same be said of the Arabs?

Sirens, Loud and Close

My night of despair and tragedy, and their only antidote.

Gush Katif: The Night After

What do Jews do when the longed-for miracle does not occur?

Gush Katif Stories, Part 3: Bryna's Story

Trying to create miracles amidst the pain.

Let Go of the Mouse

An antidote for control freaks.

Gush Katif Stories, Part 2: Noga's Story

Making the hard choice between hypocrisy and heroism.

Slowing Down

It's good for everything in your life—including your Judaism.

Gush Katif Stories

As the disengagement looms, a glimpse into the hearts of the residents.

The Right Tool

What my bottle brush taught me about life.

Holywoman: A Roadmap

Climbing the ladder of spiritual attainment.

Milka's Art of Giving

She finds the strength to feed Israel's poor by feeding her own soul.

Reacting to the Tsunami

A spiritual response to disaster.

Love's Pantry

One grassroots organization is keeping thousands of Israeli families from starving.

My Rat's Tale

What my rat taught me about joy.

How To Work Miracles - The God Factor: Part 2

The distinction between the natural and the miraculous is only one of human perception. Everything that occurs is really a miracle.

Heroes: A True Story

God becomes believable when life becomes unbelievable. *

If You Were Born a Jew

You're descended from a long line of idealistic heroes and heroines.

Dining with Dignity

A unique Jerusalem enterprise feeds the soul, not just the body.

Conflicts of a Buddhist Jew

Hebrew school and ignorance drove away a generation of spiritual Jews. A new book beckons them back.

My Arab Neighbors

A rude awakening after the death of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

Who's Minding the Bus?

Re-examining the attitudes behind our security measures.

Other People's Shoes

Strategies for judging favorably.

Breaking the Comfort Barrier

Forget the holiday hike. A real spiritual path is steep and challenging.

Israel Spiritual Symposium: What Are We Dying For For?

Israel's moment of truth forces Jews worldwide to identify themselves.

Adi's Angel

An amazing hour with a miracle worker.

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