About the Author

Sara Yoheved Rigler

Sara Yoheved Rigler’s newest book, I’ve Been Here Before: When Souls of the Holocaust Return, is the product of 8 years of research into reincarnated souls from the Holocaust. She is also 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.

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.

The Spiritual Roots of Anti-Semitism

If the world hates the Jews, here's what can be done to respond.

A Taste of Heaven

An incredible Jerusalem family brings the beauty of Shabbat to the world.

An Ordinary Woman

My friend Rivka was an ordinary woman. How did she become so great?

Jewish Nobelity

The life and loves of a Nobel Prize winner.

Universalism: Can Loving More Mean Loving Less?

The opposite of Universalism is community, not sectarianism.

Of Angels And Poinsettias

Angels can be created by human beings. My father taught me how.

The God Factor: Part 1

Chanukah comes to teach us how history can take the most unlikely turns and produce the most improbable victors.

The Spy Who's Locked Into the Cold

It's time to release Jonathan Pollard.

The Dead End of Jewish Culture

One-quarter of American Jews have rejected watered-down Judaism in favor of full-strength Christianity. Why?

Laughter in a Time of War

The women of Gush Etzion launch a Purim counter-offensive.

Growing Joys

One amazing couple proves that it's never too late to change.

Non-conventional Warfare and Me

Israel's state-of-the-art defense.

To Baby or Not To Baby

One woman's struggle with the fateful decision whether to have children.


If the quality of integrity is absent in the person, how can it be present in his or her ideas?

Teddy Bears for the Wounded

The terrorists want to make us feel powerless. Performing an important mitzvah like visiting the sick empowers.

Miracle of Fire

The Human Potential Movement celebrates the power of man. Chanukah celebrates the power of the Divine.

After the Inferno: Survivors Speak

Survivors of one of Israel's most grisly terrorist attacks speak to Jews of the world -- with words and actions.

The Terrorist and the Builder

How to feel good amidst catastrophe.

Big Families: Desired or Undesirable?

A frank discussion with a mother of 11 on the pros and cons of large families.


The struggle and freedom of asking and giving forgiveness.

"Lightly Injured"

Terrorism's toll is far greater than we think.

Buddhism, Judaism, and The Great Cheerio Fiasco

Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, "Take the whole world up with you."

India to Israel

An accomplished woman's journey to Jewish tradition takes a 15-year tour through India and its ashrams.

Something to Live -- and Die - For

Reclaiming the source of inspiration for our Israeli soldiers and ourselves.

A Tale of Two Families

The destinies of two families converge in the wave of terror.

Holy Fire

When Esh Kodesh was a boy, he wished his kindergarten teacher: "May they not kill you. May you not die young." Last month, he died at age 25, gunned down by an Arab terrorist.

Voices from the Valley of Death

A message to the Jews of the world from bereaved families during shiva.

Alice's Cake

Israel is traumatized when a terrorist bomb maims three children, but one woman is catapulted to a new level of gratitude.

Mataji vs. Mother Teresa

Cocooned in the blissful spirituality of an ashram, a Jewish soul still yearns to help others in need. But what to do when the guru forbids it?


An encounter with a hidden Jewish holy woman turns the world of a devotee to Eastern religions upside down.

My Tea with Rivka's Answering Machine

Learning what loving others is all about.

After Disaster

Cheryl Jacobson, a diminutive Pentagon warrior, has much to teach us about coping with catastrophe.

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

Most interactions are with people whose private pain is hidden from us. How can we make sure that we do not add to their distress with a harsh word?

Terror First Hand

On a bus targeted by a terrorist, a 16-year-old girl faces death.

The Day Rechavam Ze'evi Was Assassinated

For me, Wednesday, October 17, was a day that started in tragedy and ended in celebration.

When Humanism Becomes Fundamentalism

Lessons from the murder of Daniel Pearl.

Night of the Sirens

How does one respond to Israel's recent tragedies?

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Living with a new sense of palpable fear, a resident of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City describes how she soothes her over-wrought nerves.

The True Face of Israeli Youth

A new poll reveals surprises that undermine the stereotype.

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