Essential Freedom

How could anyone celebrate Passover, the holiday of liberation, in Auschwitz?

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l: Living for Others

A close student explains why the Jewish world mourns this great rabbi.

Little Big Things

Sometimes when you least expect it, you hit jackpot.

My Anxiety Disorder

Five daily activities to help manage severe stress and attain peace of mind.

Change Agent

How I discovered the keys to social activism in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Jerusalem.

A Marine's Final Gift

A Bronze Star hero demonstrates genuine strength in an unexpected way.

Crossing the Religious/Secular Divide

One step is for everyone to stop making sweeping generalizations.

Growing Up Poor

When Bar Mitzvahs are getting as extravagant as weddings, it's time for some serious reassessment.

Israeli Taxi Drivers

The best way to get the pulse of the nation.


Being accosted by a missionary of happiness only served to deepen my gloom.

Trauma, Anger and Confronting God

Anger will occasionally be expressed in any loving relationship. Why should it be any different with God?

My Inheritance

I didn’t see my recently deceased father in a dream. I got a Word file instead.


Make the time to give of yourselves.

Planting a Tree of Life

Cremating my mother was the worst decision I ever made. How could I make it up to her?

Hear O Israel

Understanding the wisdom of Judaism's most important prayer. An Film

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

It's Not Fair!

What message do we give our children when we say, "Life isn't fair"?

Freeing Yourself from Jealousy

Unlocking a secret of the tenth commandment.

5 Ways to Build Unity

Helping others is a pillar of Judaism.

We've Gotta Live Together

Building unity through kindness.

Honoring Rav Noah's Legacy

On the occasion of Rabbi Weinberg's yahrzeit, help dedicate a new sefer Torah in his name.

Way #1: Be Aware of Every Moment

To achieve significant results in life, the effort must be constant. Don't waste a minute.

Free Will – Our Greatest Power

This uniquely human endeavor spells the difference between life and death.

Ask Rabbi Weinberg: Videos

A sampling of short video discussions from the founder of Aish HaTorah.


Three keys to catapulting from paralysis to action.

My Terrible Secret

A past trauma was silently wreaking havoc on my life.

The Sad Israeli Campaign

The aborted pr campaign is unfortunate in so many ways.

Lifting My Cloud of Depression

Medication only removed the pain; attaining happiness was up to me.

Beneath the Layers of Filth

A Nazi sympathizer renewed my waning belief in mankind's ability to overcome its senseless hatred.

There for a Reason

Think you're in the wrong place? Think again.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

It's not too late to avoid these common regrets in life.'s Best of 2011

Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Chanukah in the Locked Ward

Lighting the menorah after my nervous breakdown.

Let There Be Light

Understanding the cultural clash between the Greeks and the Jews.


It was 1959, and it was me, a Jewish kid in elementary school, against Gagliano, Stamingo and O’Mera. What chance did I have?

Chanukah: The Fight for Freedom

Why celebrate the miracle of oil and not the great military victory?

Losing the Chanukah Battle

Are you prepared to give your life for Judaism?

It's My Fault

Three words that changed everything.

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