What is our Self-Worth?

The ultimate question that we all have to ask is what is the source of our genuine self-worth?

Can we have unconditional self-worth? Is our worth dependent upon what people say about us or about how much money we have in the bank?

Is it enough to be a good person? What does it mean to be a good person?Continue reading“What is our Self-Worth?”

Are the Righteous & Evil Equally Connected with G-d?

Your ultimate choice is whether you are conscious of your connection to God or not. The righteous person and the evil person are equally connected to God but they are not equally conscious of the connection.

If you truly believe that you and I are connected to God – and a facet and aspect of Hashem – how should be relate to each other?Continue reading“Are the Righteous & Evil Equally Connected with G-d?”

Who are we in relation to God?

You are an expression of the Divine.

Right at this very second you’re connected to the Divine – we all are – the problem is that we could forget that truth.

What we need to work on is to become aware of how connected we are to the Ultimate. And how we’re already connected to each other. And that’s really the ultimate choice in our lives. Are we going to think, speak and act in ways that cause us to forget how connected we are? And how incredibly wonderful all can be because all is set within the Divine, all is an expression of the Divine and there’s really nothing but the Divine.

Want to explore this further? Join me.

Who & What is God?

Who is God?

The word ‘God’ does not appear in the Torah.

What is God?

There is no such thing as ‘God’ – no such thing in existence because the Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey that we read in the Torah IS existence.

The word and common concept of  ‘God’ in many societies comes from a poor translation of the written Torah without taking into account the Oral Tradition. And that misconception conjures up all kinds of crazy and somewhat childish images of some guy in the sky who’s got some control issues and who has basically made anything that’s fun forbidden.Continue reading“Who & What is God?”

What Good are YOU?

What good are YOU?

You are a certain kind of good, you bring into the world a specific kind of good, and you need to determine what that unique goodness is that you’ve been sent to this world to serve.

What if you don’t feel like serving God? What if Judaism doesn’t make you happy?

What is happiness anyway? And, what is the secret to attaining it?Continue reading“What Good are YOU?”

The Prize IS the Surprise!

We’ve all done it… we feel hungry, open the refrigerator and see several options, yet we stand there peering in, waiting for something to speak to us. Sometimes we close the door, walk away and minutes later repeat the process as though something new might appear inside and jump out at us (admit it, you’ve done this, right?)!

In this video interview with Yehezkel Lang, Rabbi Aaron explains:

What we’re looking for is not something to eat. We’re hungry and we have this infinite thirst for the Infinite. Continue reading“The Prize IS the Surprise!”

Moving from the Oy to the Joy of Being Jewish

Rabbi Aaron shares more of his life story with Yehezkel Lang on Meir TV. A ticket to Israel boosted his spiritual journey and landed him across the desk from a Rosh Yeshiva who refused to speak with him until he cut his huge red afro!  After complying he was still pushed away, fought back and went from one yeshiva to another trying to find the right fit while challenging authority.

He describes a fascinating encounter with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, as well as being exposed to a variety of spiritual tastes ranging from intellectual, to emotional, spiritual or Zionistic and from knitted to black velvet kippah, black hats and striemels. Continue reading“Moving from the Oy to the Joy of Being Jewish”