Eric Most’s Quiet Greatness

A tribute to one of Aish HaTorah’s most inspirational members who passed away last week.

Roger Bannister and Breaking the Four Minute Mile

What achievement do you wish you could accomplish but consider physically impossible?

The Ultimate Marathoner

Rafael Shachar Weissberg ran a marathon every day without moving a foot.

How to Handle Toxic People

Three pieces of advice from ancient Jewish wisdom.

Fix Yourself

Want to make the world a better place? Start by bettering yourself, the only person you can actually change.

The Trap of Wanting It All

Status-seeking underlies Haman's intense hatred of the Jews.

My Husband’s Paralyzed Face

My husband looked awful and I was horrified. He just carried on with no embarrassment, life as usual.

Music in Judaism

What is the Jewish attitude to music?

Three Secrets of Olympic Champions

The keys to Olympic success are the tools we need to fulfill our potential.

Preparing My Friend’s Mother for Burial

I wasn’t prepared for the life-changing experience.

Wonders in Jewish History

A quick analysis of Jewish history and how it was predicted by the Hebrew Bible.

Carrot, Egg, or Coffee: Growing From Adversity

When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?

Why This Jewish Billionaire Keeps Shabbat

At first it seemed like a burden but it gives me time with my wife and children and friends.

What Is Kosher and Why?

A quick overview and 5 basic reasons.

Emunah: Your Greatest Power

An insightful video for children about belief in God.

Entrepreneur's Childhood Shaped his $19 Billion Startup

How an impoverished and orphaned immigrant launched one of the most successful apps in the world.

Friday the Rabbi Got Hijacked

My 18-hour ordeal on a Delta flight hijacked to Cuba in 1980.

Searching for God in the Garbage

An interview with Bracha Goetz about her memoir of a Harvard-educated woman fighting anorexia.

Tu B’Shvat: The Beginning of Potential

Tu B’Shvat, Purim and Passover correspond to three phases of life.

Rising from My Wheelchair: Judaism and the Mystery of Healing

There’s something intangible to medicine that, like prayer, is still very real and incredibly powerful.

Rising Above the Vicissitudes

The inspiring life, and death, of Rabbi Avraham Meir Levy.

Gems of Wisdom of the Kotzker Rebbe

Nine wise, pithy quotes attributed to the great rabbi.

PODCAST: Recalculating

Rabbi Menachem Nissel explains how we can find our way out of life’s bumpiest roads.

The Messiah in Judaism

Why do Jews believe in the Messiah?

Bombshell: You Have MS

My life has drastically changed. But I’ve gone from depressed to optimistic, paralyzed to athletic, and most importantly, hopeless to hopeful.

There’s No Good Way to Kosher an Alaskan King Crab

Don’t ask me how, but this treif-eating Jew has two children who attend Yeshiva University.

My Seventh Baby: My Marriage

All I wanted was another baby. My husband wanted us to go to marriage counselling instead.

19 Great Jewish Sayings

From the Talmud to David Ben Gurion, a collection of meaningful Jewish quotes.

Why Judaism Should Matter to You

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the greatness of being Jewish.

Five Ideas for Life

Some ideas worth thinking about as we begin our journey into a new calendar year.

Ego Is Our Enemy

Learning to bring forth your music as part of the symphony.

Finding Uzi

35 years ago they changed each other’s lives and drifted apart. Then Facebook brought them together again.

How I Moved on After My Wife’s Death

How do you come back from the shock and pain of knowing your love has died and will never return? Ari, a single father of three, shares his moving story.

7 Ways to Live Better This Year

Forging a path filled with love, connection, kindness and gratitude.

Why Resolutions Fail

Real change requires strategic use of self-discipline.

PODCAST: Improving Self-Esteem in Ourselves and Our Children

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Nivin on how to overcoming low self-esteem at any age.

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Seeing More with One Eye

Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the parent company demanded that they work on this one Shabbat.

Does Judaism Believe in Reincarnation?

Fulfilling the soul’s unique mission may take more than one lifetime.

Hanukkah: God Doesn't Shout, He Whispers

Why do we light candles for 8 days when the miracle only lasted for 7 days?

Three Lessons for Success from Marathon Training

How imagination, habits and getting outside your comfort zone are crucial to growth.

PODCAST: Living Life to the Fullest

Rabbi Leff on how our forefather Jacob tackled life’s challenges.

Receive Weekly Spirituality Emails

Sign up to our Spirituality Newsletter.

Our privacy policy