Rabbi discusses the reasons and sacrifices of many observant Jews, who send their teenage children away to yeshivot (Jewish schools).Both parents and teens can suffer from a lack of sufficient time for more advanced Judaic learning, which prompts the need for parents to prioritize what they desire most for their children. If they want to raise Torah observant Jews, then sacrifices are required of the entire family in order to give children every opportunity to learn more intensely about and embrace that lifestyle.
Rabbi discusses the negative psychological and social impact on children whose parents refuse to confront and reach agreement on the often emotionally charged subject of a religious upbringing. Children who are raised within the framework of only one religion, rather than sampling from two or more in order to “…choose their religion when they mature,” enter adulthood with a greater sense of identity, self esteem and confidence.They not only know who they are, but, when raised by authentically observant parents/families, they will also have respect people who follow other religious beliefs.
Rabbi stays away from political opinion and discussion.A rabbi’s job is to help people grow in Torah and spirituality during the short period of time spent in the synagogue.He also discusses how much we ought to look into our politician’s personal lives (not much).
Atelevision show to air Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm. Promoting Godliness in the world.At Young Israel/Aish Las Vegas you can have a Rosh Hashanah experience that doesn’t “smack” you.A person can come away from synagogue feeling the “Almighty loves me.”
Rabbi Smuley Boteach is guest of Rabbi Wyne.He discusses his mission of helping Jews in crises through Judaism’s healthy attitude toward relationships.His personal goal:To establish Judaism as “high profile” throughout the world.
Rabbi Wyne Part I:On the occasion of his third son’s bar mitzvah, rabbi discusses what is necessary to become a bar mitzvah, the responsibility to accept the major Commandments-the core values so that a person can function if his parents were not around and the understanding of what his strengths are and the need to use them.
Detective Steve Riback is guest of Rabbi Wyne.He discusses his growth from a secular to an observant Jew.While this growth was, and is personally fulfilling, he has had many professional challenges with the Metropolitan Police Department.Judaism has given him the strength to fight for his religious rights.
Rabbi discusses with Peter that there are two types of relationships; man-to-man, and man-to-Hashem. By focusing on these relationships on Yom Kippur (with steps toward how to accomplish our growth in these relationships), we will be functioning as “angels”, pure souls, with less physical hunger or needs.
Referring to the Mumbai, India terrorist attacks and murders of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Holtzberg, Rabbi Wyne discusses from a Jewish perspective how a loving Almighty can permit such tragedies.Also on the agenda; Why Thanksgiving is considered the holiest secular holiday.
Rabbi Wyne begins his dedication to increase each of our levels of happiness through a step-by-step program.In this session, he details how each of us can increase our level of happiness by using our mistakes to learn and to teach.
Rabbi discusses with Peter how to handle personal attacks and/or critiscm so that our happiness is NOT spoiled.In addition, regarding Israel’s attack on Gaza, he explains that there is no “turning the other cheek” in Judaism.
Rabbi discusses with Peter how to appreciate the small, common pleasures in life.In addition, he teaches how to make a New Year’s resolution and keep in…with an “accounting of the soul” on a daily basis:“What have I done, and where am I going?”
Rabbi continues to discuss with Peter a “happiness moment”—being alive!In addition, Rabbi explains why the attitude “you owe me” iswrong and non-productive.Finally, he assists his listeners with the steps to keep “New Year’s Resolutions.”
Rabbi Wyne discusses with Rabbi Davidowitz the appropriate Jewish response to a threat on one's life. He connects this concept to the Israeli war on Hamas. In addition, he continues to instruct on how to keep one's New Year's resolutions.