Why Are There Poor People?
Why did G-d make it that there are poor people and we need to help them? He could make it that they needn’t be poor?
Goodwill – Choosing the correct course of action
Sometimes a person has the right intentions and purity of heart but this may not be enough to choose the correct course of action, as the following anecdote demonstrates emphatically
Good Choices Produce Good Results - Rabbi Yitzchak Fanger
Sometimes one of our choices in life may be very difficult for us, even though it is the right one. The following story teaches us that by making those choices we will eventually come to see the good results that may ensue from them
All Is According To the Amount Of Action
Dividing one's goal into small parts can enable a person to achieve much more as each small act towards the goal helps him gain momentum and change in order to achieve that goal.
The Way to Perfection
Man extols and dreams of perfection. Yet man must also know his limits ; while striving for perfection, he must realize that only G-d is perfect and life presents many challenges to man's pursuit of perfection.
Change of Perception - Rabbi Yitzchak Fanger
Since one cannot change reality, one must learn to change one's attitude towards whatever challenges life presents.
Honoring Your Fellow Man
Basic respect is a fundamental human need. As the highest form of creation, the human being feels dejected when embarrassed, and delighted when respected
Drugs and Other Quick Fixes
Drugs can provide instant pleasure. And drugs will dissolve your sense of self until you have no personality left. The pleasure they provide is hollow
How to Deal with Depression
Depression is one of the major problems of our age. What is the cause of depression? What is the cure for depression? Rabbi Tatz sheds light on this painful subject
The Power of Togetherness
With unity, all things are possible
Free Will In Action
Battles are always being fought at the point of free will, and that point is always changing
Maturity - Closing the Circle
Maturity means sacrificing possibilities to focus on achieving something real
Copycats Mimics and Impersonators
Why you don't need the other person's “suitcase"
Free Will and The Unreal Self: The Problem of Ego
The ego objects to being commanded; it seeks total independence. It far prefers giving orders to taking them.
Light for the Soul
A person who strives to improve his character traits and achieve a sterling character is often confused regarding the best way to purify his soul from all that sullied it in the past. How can he erase the sordid habits and memories ingrained in his soul from the negative experiences he had in his life?
When is it Permissible to be Angry?
It is better to invest our energy in the fight against anger, than to invest our energy in getting angry
How to Fight the Evil Inclination
Differences and similarities between conventional wars and the war against the evil inclination
Why Do We Want to Impress People?
We have to make sure that everything we do in life is what´s best for us, and is not based on impressing others. For example, if we´re planning a social program, we should ask ourselves what is our motivation in planning the program?
48 Ways to Love and Be Loved
Rabbi Noach Weinberg, the rosh yeshiva of Aish Hatorah, explains the 48 ways to attain wisdom from ancient Jewish sources, translated into today’s terms.