This is a time of year where we think about change. How can I become the better version of me.
It's a time for contemplation and celebration. What are you supposed to be evaluating and what are you actually celebrating?
On Tisha B'Av we mourn the loss of the temple.
Shabbat is the holiest day of the week.
How can I help myself or someone whom I am close to when they are struggling with this all important question: Where Is G-d When It Hurts?
Life is unpredictable. Bad things do happen. Human beings have fears. Does having fear and having faith in G-d contradict one another?
Listen to Soul Talk with Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to learn how to Life In The Presence & Feel G-d In The Here and Now.
So often, we want to be there for others in their time of trouble, yet don't know how. What's the best approach when trying to offer support to a friend, loved one or acquaintance during challenging times?
Listen to Soul Talk with Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to learn the secret to turning pain into gain
Holiness is a term very closely connected to G-d and religion. What is holiness?
Shavuot is the holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah
What is spirituality? As much as the concept of spirituality is often connected to religion, it's also often disconnected from religion and G-d. So what is it? What is the Jewish understanding of spirituality and how do I integrate it into my life?
Nothing in this world is random and either are YOU. You are here for a purpose. The question many struggle with is: "What is my purpose?" Gaining clarity on what your particular role is on this earth is essential for fulfilling it and being fulfilled by it. Listen to Soul Talk with Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to gain clarity in understanding what your purpose truly is!
Many of us would describe prayer as talking to G-d or asking G-d for what we need. How do you understand prayer?
This is a classic question for good reason. This can be an especially challenging question when taking into account a belief that G-d not only created the world, but is actively involved in all that goes on in the world and that G-d is good. If so, why does bad happen and even more challenging, why do good people suffer?
Passover is a holiday remembering events that happened so long ago.
G-d created a system by which He runs the world. Part of this system is reward and punishment. Most of us are comfortable with the concept of reward and less comfortable with the concept of punishment.
Are you a person who has faith in G-d? Have you thought about what that means? Faith is such a fundamental concept when it comes to man's relationship with G-d...but what does it really mean. The answer will surprise you. Listen to Soul Talk with Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to get a true understanding of what it means to have faith.
There is a concept that in dark times, G-d is 'hiding his face' from us: Hester Panim. Man cannot hide from G-d.
Listen to Soul Talk with Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to get clarity on this all important question: Why Does One G-d Have So Many Different Names?
G-d is so beyond our human comprehension
One of the most fundamental and challenging principles to understand is Free Choice. If nothing exists outside of G-d, how is man free to make choices that seemingly go against G-d's will. If G-d knows all, what does it even mean that man can make free will choices? Join Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to learn the fundamentals of what it means to have free choice and how this knowledge affects you day to day life.
Nothing exists outside of the reality of G-d. How is man free to make independent choices? Can man choose to go against G-d's will and if not, how can he be responsible for the choices that he makes?
G-d created the world. How involved is G-d in the running of the world and the details of my day to day life? This is an important question on a philosophical level, but also very practically effects how I see the details of my life. For better or worse, are they a part of the system of nature that G-d designed or given directly to me by G-d to navigate and grow through?
A fundamental question in understanding G-d is why did He create the world? What motivated G-d and what is the purpose of creation? How does man fit into G-d's purpose?
G-d is One. G-d is good. Accepting these facts, how does evil exist in the world? This is a question that has both philosophical and practical ramifications. Join Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to gain a new and true perspective on this fundamental challenge.
Part 2 on the Fundamental on G-d Series
Are we a soul in a body? Or a Body with a soul? Rabbi David Aaron returns to the SOUL TALK podcast with Leora Mandel and teaches YOU how to navigate through life!
What is the core message of Passover? Yes this is the holiday celebrating our historical journey from slavery to freedom, but it goes even deeper than that. The root of this holiday is love and recommitment. The relationship between man and G-d and the significant role that Passover plays in days of old to this very day is a key to having a truly re-jewvinating Pesach.
On a scale from 1-10, how do you feel?