About the Author


Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt

Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt is Director of the Rabbinical Training Academy, an innovative programme that mentors newly qualified rabbis through the first eighteen months of their first jobs. He is also the author of Why Bad Things DON'T Happen to Good People, a semi auto-biographical book about understanding and facing challenging times.


The End of Days

Jacob, on his deathbed, tells his sons that he is going to reveal how and when the Messiah will...

The True Challenge of Giving

Why Joseph is called a tzaddik.

From Rags to Riches

Joseph was sold as a slave. His employer's wife tried to seduce him, but he withstood her advances...

Life Is a Struggle

The Sages ask: Why did Jacob deserve that Joseph, his favorite son, get sold as a slave to...

The Path of Most Resistance

It is interesting that Islam means submission to God, whereas Yisrael, the name of the Jewish...

Big Person, Big Mistakes

It's interesting to note that every one of the great founders and leaders of Judaism made mistakes...

Big Talk

If you look carefully at what happens when Abraham entertains his guests, there is a serious...

All in the Family

When Abraham sends Eliezer to find a wife for his son Isaac, his only real criterion is that he...

Jewish Horoscopes

The Sages tell us that God took Abraham and lifted him into the heavens, above the stars...

Can We Do More?

Imagine for a moment that you are Noah. You emerge from the Ark to an empty world. There are no...

What Did Cain Say?

Rather than look inside to find the fault and its solution, it is far easier to shift the blame to someone else.

Terror In London

Yesterday terror arrived on our doorstep. Like Israelis, now I, too, must worry about getting on a train or my son taking a bus to school.

Looking for God

God is intimately involved in all that happens in our lives. And if what happens is cancer, then not only does He know about it, He makes it happen.

Cancer's Surprising Gift

When my wife was diagnosed with cancer, something odd happened. Her anger at God went away.

Lessons From Elana

An Aish UK rabbi, whose wife passed away some weeks ago, shares some profound lessons he has learned.

Seeing the Light in Darkness

A rabbi whose wife had breast cancer shares his tools for developing trust in God.

Our Bout with Cancer

A bout with a terrifying illness teaches that no pain, no matter how great, can match the power of the human soul.

Belzec: The Forgotten Camp

Not much is known about Belzec, where as many as one million Jews perished. No one survived to tell.

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