Dear Aish Family,
This week has been a busy week for us in Jerusalem. We have had many missions coming through. Jews from around the world descend on the Aish HaTorah Dan Family World Center every day to attend our unique and passionate Torah classes. It really is one of the most inspirational spots around the world.
I want to share with you a moment of inspiration that I had this week. As I was only in Israel for four days, my schedule was pretty full. Towards the end of the week, I got together with one of the true visionary leaders at Aish, Rabbi David Ziering.
Rabbi Ziering was a true pioneer when he set out from our Beis Medrash (Study Hall) in Jerusalem to start the first Aish branch in Tel Aviv. He has been an incredible presence in that city and is well known to so many in the business community as their Rabbi.
A few years ago Aish Tel Aviv was approached by some of the members of the Tel Aviv community with a request. In Israel couples that are about to get married have to go for premarital classes. Their question was, would Aish provide those classes for young couples in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Ziering set to work and started an incredible program that contains all the ingredients necessary for a terrific marriage.
We talked about the program and Rabbi Ziering told me that they moved the Aish Tel Aviv offices into WeWork so the couples would feel more comfortable. He also mentioned that they hand deliver a Mezuza to every young couple’s doorstep, so every time they walk into their new home they remember the dynamic teachers that they met at Aish.
All of this was amazing but the highlight for me was watching the video that they made with interviews of the soon to be newlyweds. Hearing the couples describe in their own words the love and energy that they felt from Aish HaTorah was truly overwhelming. I urge all of you to spend a few minutes to watch this moving tribute to the work of Aish Tel Aviv.
Really, this is what Aish and Judaism are all about. It’s about being there for young Jews who are about to start a lifelong journey while asking nothing in return. Our only goal is to strengthen the bond between them and the Almighty. Through life’s ups and downs, a relationship with G-d will strengthen their marriage and guide the building of their families. May the Almighty bless these young couples with peace and happiness all of their days.
Warm regards and good shabbos!