Inside Aish

From the desk of Rabbi Steven Burg, Aish CEO
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The Power of Lifecycle Events

For a Jewish wedding everyone was able to take a break from political battles to celebrate the continuity of the Jewish people.

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Laying Roots in NYC

Aish Israel has just moved into new headquarters in Tel Aviv! So many of the participants in our affiliated programs including Mothers with Meaning (MWM) and the Triumph Leadership Initiative (TLi) live in the greater Tel Aviv area, that we need a permanent location.

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Aish Expands in Tel Aviv

Aish Israel has just moved into new headquarters in Tel Aviv! So many of the participants in our affiliated programs including Mothers with Meaning (MWM) and the Triumph Leadership Initiative (TLi) live in the greater Tel Aviv area, that we need a permanent location.

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Meet Me in St. Louis

To receive a message from the son of the individual who got Aish started in the United States over 40 years ago, sharing that he thinks our vision is the most exciting approach he’s heard in over 30 years, was an affirmation of everything towards which we are working.

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We Are Insane

“Don’t misunderstand me. I think it’s great that you’re insane. Only Aish can be so insane to think they can go bring 20% of the world Jewish population to Jewish wisdom. The Jewish world needs to think big. We need more insane thinking.”

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Reunion in Heaven

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming days we will be officially reopening the Dan Family Aish World Center to the public… I want to share some of the changes going forward.

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Turning Darkness into Light

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming days we will be officially reopening the Dan Family Aish World Center to the public… I want to share some of the changes going forward.

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A Wrong Turn From Heaven

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming days we will be officially reopening the Dan Family Aish World Center to the public… I want to share some of the changes going forward.

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Embassy of the Jewish People

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming days we will be officially reopening the Dan Family Aish World Center to the public… I want to share some of the changes going forward.

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Passover Traditions from the Holocaust to the UN

In every generation they try to snuff out the love in our hearts. In every generation they hunt us and hurt us. In every generation the Jewish people emerge stronger. In every generation the Jewish Nation grows stronger physically and spiritually.

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Uniting Nations

Yesterday afternoon, over 50 Ambassadors attended our Seder. It was truly one of the most meaningful experiences I have ever had. Listening to the different Ambassadors read from the Haggadah was truly a unique experience. At one point Rabbi Goldwicht asked us all to join hands and sing the traditional song of Dayenu together. Everyone swayed and joined together. It was a true moment of unity.

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Who is Responsible?

The bottom line is that as Jews we always want to do the right thing. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and we get distracted. Let us learn from the Jews of Cleveland.

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The Rabbis’ Rabbi

How does a Rabbi with no official role or title become the Rabbinic leader of a generation?

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Dancing with the Deputy Mayor

Truly, there is no better experience than being in Jerusalem and studying Torah at Aish. I would like to invite you all to come spend time with us.

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Lead by Example

He was there to discuss how to become a leader. I told him that at Aish our philosophy revolves around taking responsibility to solve issues facing the Jewish people.

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Our Family is in Danger

What I would like to share with you is why I joined Aish. This was the one organization that I had been to in my long career where all day and night they thought long and hard about how to help their brothers and sisters.

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Why Am I Here?

What I would like to share with you is why I joined Aish. This was the one organization that I had been to in my long career where all day and night they thought long and hard about how to help their brothers and sisters.

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Teamwork makes the Dream Work

This is why I am able to travel as much as I do and spend time with all of you. This is the very definition of teamwork. To paraphrase John Maxwell – “Teamwork makes the dream work,” but to keep a vision from becoming a nightmare, a leader must have a great team to match his big dreams.

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Embassy of the Jewish People

The only way Aish will be successful is if we fully support and work to connect the Jews we interact with to the greater Jewish community. We must be loud and clear that we are all in this together. We must all work together.

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Databases can be exciting

To help make our Jewish brothers and sisters aware that by attending a Jewish wisdom class online they can become a better spouse, parent, friend, etc. This all starts with data. I think this explains why Aish is such a special place. We can take something as mundane as a database and make it holy!

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The Most Meaningful Prayer Service

We decided to shift our International Meetings to New York. What an amazing few days it has been! We spent nearly the entire first day reviewing AISHVision 2030. Aish Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits spoke about the origins of the plan and he described in intricate detail how we arrived at our ten-year vision.

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Aish Takes Manhattan

We decided to shift our International Meetings to New York. What an amazing few days it has been! We spent nearly the entire first day reviewing AISHVision 2030. Aish Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits spoke about the origins of the plan and he described in intricate detail how we arrived at our ten-year vision.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I now realize that this was Rabbi Weinberg’s greatest talent. He had a special ability to inspire donors to not just give money but to rally around the cause of inspiring the next generation of Jews. Mr. Dan and his close friend former Aish International President Harvey Hecker zt”l partnered with Rabbi Weinberg to start a movement which is still growing at a rapid pace.

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Family Ties

The world doesn’t really understand why the Jewish Nation is indestructible and invincible. It is because of one word. Family.

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Aish at Israel’s Parliament

This was Rabbi Weinberg’s message at the Knesset. If we really want to make an impact on Jews around the world then let us come together to study timeless Jewish wisdom. The result will be a united, strong Jewish Nation. Let us hope and pray that our friends in the Knesset heard our message loud and clear.

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Another Fallen Angel

As we were preparing for the wedding of one of our most popular students, Will Wolfowich, we received the heartbreaking news that one of our students, Joshua Carr a’h, suddenly passed away.

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Be a Maccabee

We must serve as a beacon of light and goodness for our greater Jewish family. We must be the Maccabees of today and help reconnect with our fellow Jews.

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A Fallen Angel

Let us learn from his sacrifice to increase our love for each other and Israel. Let our voices be heard loud and clear that Jews will not be intimidated into leaving Israel.

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Come Home

Israel is finally open for all to come and we all need to return home.

Crossing the Ukranian Border

Crossing the Ukranian Border

When Chief Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman of Ukraine came to visit me in Jerusalem, I asked how I could help.…
Aish In Lakewood

Aish In Lakewood

AishVision 2030 is not just Aish’s vision. It is a vision for the Jewish Nation. We are only as strong…
Ambassadors, Leaders and more!

Ambassadors, Leaders and more!

We have a mission at Aish. We know that the knowledge that we possess can change lives for the better.…
Remembering a Hero & Our 5 Core Values

Remembering a Hero & Our 5 Core Values

It is not miraculous that Aish has achieved international recognition as one of the most inspirational and successful Jewish organizations…
University of the Jewish People

University of the Jewish People

Every day millions of Jews are walking our streets with no knowledge of the beauty of our faith.We want everyone…
Praying at the White House

Praying at the White House

Once again it was my honor to represent Aish at the White House Chanukah party. It has always been a…
What is our WHY?

What is our WHY?

Why do we think AishVision 2030 is so imperative for the Jewish people? Learn more about our why and how…
A Nation of Love

A Nation of Love

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused…
Home!!!!

Home!!!!

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused…
Aish at the White House

Aish at the White House

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused…
Jamie Geller!!!

Jamie Geller!!!

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused…
The Power of Words

The Power of Words

“Life revolves around words,” rap legend Nissim Black said at New York City’s Safra Center on Nov. 8th. “We take…
Being Responsible In Tel Aviv

Being Responsible In Tel Aviv

Our founder and mentor, Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l, built Aish on the core belief of taking responsibility.
The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused…
Two Weddings and Holy Ash

Two Weddings and Holy Ash

I placed the holy ash in my wallet to then use at the Adler-Desatnik chuppa.
Holy Sweat

Holy Sweat

“Now I have been embraced by brothers I did not know I had and am spending time defending a country…
US Ambassador & Prayer

US Ambassador & Prayer

When I speak about only-at-Aish moments, it is one just like this. While we all may differ on our politics or…
A Week of Awe

A Week of Awe

This past Monday was a special day for Aish – and for me personally...Since my father, zt’l, passed away one…
Holy Ink

Holy Ink

To really love someone, one must tell them how beautiful they are and how much we love them in every…
Protests Break Out in Iran

Protests Break Out in Iran

Rabbi Burg came on Newsmax to discuss the protests in Iran, and the concurrent  invitation of their regime's leader to…
Argentinian Inspiration

Argentinian Inspiration

Spending time in Argentina and Chile and seeing the tangible commitment of the local Aish leadership working to educate all…
Viva Aish México!

Viva Aish México!

Aish Mexico is embarking on a 5 million dollar building project to build a state-of-the-art facility
The State of the Jewish People

The State of the Jewish People

This past week I had the great honor of joining over one thousand Jewish leaders from around the world in…
Two Heroes

Two Heroes

Countless inspired Jews today owe their journey to Jack Gindi and Zev Wolfson, zt”l. Even though they are gone physically,…
Ponevez to Cape Town

Ponevez to Cape Town

The sum total of that morning started to hit me.
"Howzit" from South Africa

"Howzit" from South Africa

As I mentioned one of the true thrills for me is to get to know the members of our movement…
The Last Kaddish

The Last Kaddish

In general I don’t discuss my personal life. Not on social media or here. I want to make an exception…
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

There were even more meetings, introductions and visits that happened in between all of these events, but this gives you…
Italy, Bosnia, and Chester, NY

Italy, Bosnia, and Chester, NY

My friends, Judaism is about sharing a journey together. It’s not just about Rabbis and Rebbetzins. Every Jew can make…
Kippahs in Riyadh

Kippahs in Riyadh

I spent the past week meeting with the Aish Lay Steering Committee and executive professional team. So many thoughtful conversations…