My Husband's Story

Walking across the Sinai desert and running out of water.

Comments (18)

(18) billy kirwan, July 28, 2010 2:18 AM


I have just watched 2 of your presentations and am very excited about how you go about telling people of your Jewish Faith. thanks for sharing it, and if you want to e-mail me, I would be honored. The narrative of your husband and how he became a Rabbi really touched my heart.

(17) Febsy, September 6, 2008 8:59 AM


Keep on making good and awakening videos, such videos like "MY HUSBAND STORY" is someho could reinvent our spiurituality. Thanks LORI

(16) Anonymous, September 1, 2008 1:21 AM

Dear Lori, Please, please keep your wonderful videos coming!!!! I absolutely love them!!!! I enjoyed your husband's story very much, as well as all the little stories I've heard on your videos. Your videos are my favorite things on the entire internet..... so informative and inspiring!!! Thank you so much,

(15) Jonathan, August 29, 2008 2:35 PM

A good reminder

that there are no coincidences

(14) Wanda, August 29, 2008 5:55 AM

As you well know, your husband changed my life. He always was an inspiration to me, the embodiment for me of what a religious jew should really be like...humble, learned, kind. Kudos to you for telling his story. May you both continue to change people's lives.

(13) Anonymous, August 28, 2008 9:37 PM

Great video, Lori. I watch your video almost every week. You manage to pack in the most inspiring word in only five minutes. Thank you!!!

(12) Alexandra, August 28, 2008 1:09 AM

thank you

Hi Lori, thanks so much. Alexandra Brisbane, Australia

(11) shells, August 27, 2008 3:55 AM

thank YOU both...

thank YOU Lori ... with love to YOU and your Husband... for sharing this awesome account of how a non beleiver took a journey home to walk again with G-d ... a journey that also.... brought you both together as ONE... side by side... you speak with so much pride your face illuminates not only with your walk with G-d but to me... I see praise for your Husband... and this I humbly thank YOU the most for... may G-d continue to bless YOU both as you also gather His children into 'your spiritual Family' as we sit at your feet and listen ... hungry for more... eager to learn... from YOU BOTH amen... xox praise be to G-d, may YOU continue to teach and your Husband preach... shalom xox

(10) Rivkah, August 26, 2008 7:56 PM

I look forward to your short videos

I have tears in my eyes listening to this story. I was raised modern orthodox and raised my son the same way. At 15 my son started to become, what you would call charedi. I have become much more observant too. It is such an eye opener. I am so lucky to have discovered the emes finally.(My 27 year old son learns in Kollel,is married with three children and lives in Eretz Yisroel.) I have learned more from him and his wife that all my 12 years attending yeshivah. Keep up the Kiruv.

(9) ruth housman, August 26, 2008 2:21 PM

FLOW: for love of water!

Thank you for a most beautiful story, about time in the desert, about the Bedouins, about the gift of a tomato, about turning points in a young man's life. I saw a movie recently that made a deep and ongoing impact. It's called FLOW, for love of water and it's most relevant to your loving piece about your husband, the rabbi. Water is life. It's also about flow, meaning being in the river, which is for us all, the metaphor for life itself. We are in the present, meaning following the current. I could point out all the most beautiful metaphoric connects intrinsic in water. We give tribute to the Source, and the Source is that well we draw from, as a peoples, throughout the world. We are the tribute aries. I want to make a "plug" for water here, because there is so very little on about the environment. As I write people are parched and dying for lack of water. We need to work for the environment because we are a part of Nature and this is about humanity as a whole, tikkun olam, being the entir world of sentient beings.

(8) Anonymous, August 26, 2008 1:42 PM

What a beautiful story about your husband in Israel! You have come to visit us in our city, you were just great. I love all your videos on Aish. Thank you!!

(7) J. R., August 26, 2008 11:19 AM

Transcripts, please

I am always uplifted and informed by your comments. Sometimes I wish there were transcripts,though, so that I might share your insights more widely.

(6) Irv Frumberg, August 26, 2008 8:34 AM

He might have been there with me during my walk

As you say we all have our stories. I also walked across the Sinai desert. At that time of my life my travling companion was my UZI that was issued to me when I enlisted in the Israeli Army at the very beginning of the Yom Kippur War and sent to fight in the desert. Could it be that the Creator was walking with me during this jouney and the other trips I made not only when I was in the Isaeli Army, but also the times I was walking around when I was in the US Army when I enlisted in that one during the Korean War during the early 50s. Yes we all have stories to tell. I did enjoy your story about your husband's walk on the sandy grounds of the Sinai, which I know so well.

(5) larry almost live, August 26, 2008 8:30 AM


Cringe! Cheesey-peasey, let's talk as if addressing likkle children, with cringorama intonation. Move back from the camera and talk as if to adults, in more than one syllable bursts. What a turn off.

(4) Rosen, August 24, 2008 3:38 PM

assimilating from Judaism can end up being the best thing to happen in order to come back to Judaism

Since some Jews may forget about their Judaism, Judaism will NEVER forget about them. Sometimes if a Jew is assimilated away from identifying themselves as Jewish, it can end up being the best thing to happen to their Jewish life, because G-d may at some point tell them not to assimilate such as if they were going into a Christian bible study group or a baptismal in a river. Given that a Jewish life is very unique, there are many obstacles and choices to go through. Our Jewish soul and identity are there as the glue that holds us together as a people representing the G-dly Higher Power.

(3) Anonymous, August 24, 2008 11:00 AM

everyone has a story

Lori, we are all Baale teshuvas, even those who are "FFB"'s (like myself) thank you for your wonderful broadcasts, I enjoy them very much Chaya

(2) Mordechai, August 24, 2008 6:45 AM

My Story

I too became Torah observant and consequently got rabbinical ordination. I started my journey through NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth), an outreach organization. The leader was charismatic and dynamic, and the Havdallah ceremonies were moving and emotional. That got me turned on, and they convinced my parents (albeit reluctantly) to send my to yeshiva. There, my intellect was probed every which way, and the rest, as they say, is history!

(1) sharon shenker, August 24, 2008 12:46 AM



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