Ma’areches for Yiras Shamayim

Author: Tools for Yiras Shamayim (Hakdama) From Av of 5760 until Rosh HaShanah of 5761, Rabbi Asher Resnick and Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt, in consultation with the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Noach Weinberg shlita, began a project within Aish HaTorah to coordinate a widespread effort to work on Yiras Shamayim.

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Constant Mitzvot

Introduction to Torah Study I. Life is for pleasure Tell your class: “It is a principle of Jewish understanding that G-d created us because He wanted to give us pleasure. Illustration: When you have children you’ll see, or if you already have children you know that all

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6 Constant Mitzvot Tools

I.                    KNOW THERE IS A G-D 1)      Feel His Presence – realize it is a choice to let Him in. (He’s here, ask Him for help) 2)      G-d loves you. (He’s your father) 3)      Count on Him (trust him) 4)      When you’re frustrated, listen to Him. (Role-play relying on G-d) 5)      Take pleasure in

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All 6 Constant Mitzvos

A goal is a state of being. The means to achieving your goal is the process that helps you attain your desired state of being. For example, a businessman’s goal is to be rich. Trading stocks or investing in real estate is the means to help him

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A Perspective on Fear

A Perspective on Fear “When you go out to war against your enemy and you see horses and chariots, an army greater than you, do not fear them, for the Lord your God, Who took you out of Egypt, is with you.”(Deut. 20:1) How can we possibly

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Yiras Hashem

Our parsha as well mentions the mitzva of Yiras Hashem a few times. The Rambam seems to define Yiras Hashem in 2 different ways in the Sefer HaMitzvos and in the Yad. In the Sefer HaMitzvos, the Rambam says that we must be afraid of Hashem and

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Purpose of Existence

Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l responded to a question at Aish Hatorah, concerning reward for mitzvos, as follows: True reward is not you did this, and this is your reward. True reward is the reality. G-d created the world. It couldn’t have come about by itself. We don’t

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Emunah

Author: Rabbi Kornbluth The First Commandment…(or is it?) Emunah (Belief) Many people were introduced to the Ten Commandments via Charlton Heston’s famous movie of the same name. The truth be told, this is one of those times where the book is a ‘heckuva’ lot better than the

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