Inside Aish

From the desk of Rabbi Steven Burg, Aish CEO
 
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Thank You

Message from the Desk of Rabbi Steven Burg Dear Aish Family, Thank you, thank you,

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Going the Extra Mile

Message from the Desk of Rabbi Steven Burg Dear Aish Family, One of the tenets

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Thank You to the Mother of Torah Giants

Each and every week for the last six years I pour my heart and soul into letting all of you know what is going on at Aish. I try to give you a window into my travels and the incredible things I see among the Jewish people. There is nothing more enjoyable for me than to receive emails back from Jews around the world commenting on my weekly email.

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The Real Cleveland Guardians

I spent a few days earlier this week in Cleveland. In the 90’s, I spent a tremendous amount of time in Cleveland as I worked with Jewish teens in the Midwest regional area. As my travels played out in the past decade, I just never made it back to my old stomping grounds.

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Dinner in East Hampton

As an organization that has existed for over 45 years, Aish has impacted millions of Jews. In the course of any given week, I meet so many folks who tell me how Aish has genuinely made a difference in their lives and those of their families.

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A Special Shabbos at Camp Kaylie

As an organization that has existed for over 45 years, Aish has impacted millions of Jews. In the course of any given week, I meet so many folks who tell me how Aish has genuinely made a difference in their lives and those of their families.

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Love From Israel

Much love from Israel. Although I am working at Aish, most of the country is on vacation. It is fascinating to see the hotels that are usually packed with tourists filled with Israelis who have chosen not to travel abroad this summer due to Covid-19.

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The UN to the Jewish People

Aish positioned itself at the planetary wellspring of spirituality by design. Our job is to facilitate inspiration to all.

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Keeping the Flame Alive

The week leading up to the day of Tisha B’Av is always the saddest time in the Jewish calendar. It marks the commemorative date that both Jewish Temples were destroyed two thousand years ago.

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Journey of a Lifetime

It is always amazing how quickly time flies. This past week marked six years since I started working at Aish.

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Progress in Aish Buenos Aires

I have had many conversations with members of the Aish family around the world about their experiences of the trauma of Covid-19.

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All Hands on Deck

A busy week in Jerusalem, including the Dan Family Aish World Center, and visiting with students, families, and political friends.

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You Must Lead

Aish must teach, promote, instruct, convey, inculcate and engrave on every Jew’s heart the concept of responsibility. My friends, don’t wait for others to lead. You are all leaders.

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Jews in Trouble

Although the terrorist missiles have ceased to drop in Israel, the bombs of antisemitism have started to explode around the world.

My Visit to Saudi Arabia

My Visit to Saudi Arabia

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming…
A Wrong Turn From Heaven

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…
Embassy of the Jewish People

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…
Passover Traditions from the Holocaust to the UN

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…
Uniting Nations

Uniting Nations

Yesterday afternoon, over 50 Ambassadors attended our Seder. It was truly one of the most meaningful experiences I have ever…
Who is Responsible?

Who is Responsible?

The bottom line is that as Jews we always want to do the right thing. Unfortunately, life gets in the…
The Rabbis' Rabbi

The Rabbis' Rabbi

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

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…
Lead by Example

Lead by Example

He was there to discuss how to become a leader. I told him that at Aish our philosophy revolves around…
Our Family is in Danger

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…
Why Am I Here?

Why Am I Here?

What I would like to share with you is why I joined Aish. This was the one organization that I…
Teamwork makes the Dream Work

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.…
Embassy of the Jewish People

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…
Databases can be exciting

Databases can be exciting

To help make our Jewish brothers and sisters aware that by attending a Jewish wisdom class online they can become…
The Most Meaningful Prayer Service

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…
Aish Takes Manhattan

Aish Takes Manhattan

We decided to shift our International Meetings to New York. What an amazing few days it has been! We spent…
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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…
Family Ties

Family Ties

The world doesn’t really understand why the Jewish Nation is indestructible and invincible. It is because of one word. Family.
Aish at Israel's Parliament

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…
Another Fallen Angel

Another Fallen Angel

As we were preparing for the wedding of one of our most popular students, Will Wolfowich, we received the heartbreaking…
Be a Maccabee

Be a Maccabee

We must serve as a beacon of light and goodness for our greater Jewish family. We must be the Maccabees…
A Fallen Angel

A Fallen Angel

Let us learn from his sacrifice to increase our love for each other and Israel. Let our voices be heard…
Come Home

Come Home

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

Road to Success

“With AISHVision 2030, I know exactly where you are headed. Will you get there? I don’t know for sure but…
Female Empowerment

Female Empowerment

We must engage Jewish women all around the world. Women are and have always been key to the success of…
One Nation

One Nation

We must reach out to every Jew around the world and make sure they know that we are one family…
Negative Feedback is Positive

Negative Feedback is Positive

One of the questions I constantly get asked as I travel around the world is: “Are things really as good…
The Power of Shabbos

The Power of Shabbos

As the second mourning period of thirty days comes to a close, I want to share a glimpse of my…
My Father

My Father

As the second mourning period of thirty days comes to a close, I want to share a glimpse of my…
Celebrating in Jerusalem

Celebrating in Jerusalem

Message from the Desk of Rabbi Steven Burg Dear Aish Family, In the Torah, the Almighty declared that the holiday…