Take your time and read through old posts here, there is much to learn from my Ilovetorah blog which has years of my daily reflections and new Torahs.
January 27, 2013
I believe the future of Ilovetorah website is a new template for everything. Videos being sold also on disk for inexpensive and the publishing in hard copy of my books. I certainly could use more financial support to make this happen. As a father and bread winner, I don’t have the time I once had to give 100%. But if there was more support, that might be possible Hashem willing
Currently there are about 330 Torah videos of mine on torahvideo.com
On YouTube only 220 as my goal was always to draw people to the website and not really use YouTube. However, websites are a bit out of style. If you see new videos uploaded there, please view them so they get more hits. There are over 1 million views there but if you would add the extinct google videos site and torahvideo it would be closer to 2 million. The new videos uploaded wont have so many hits since people have already watched them before.
September 16, 2012
Happy Rosh Hashanah from Jerusalem. May you all be blessed with a fruitful year in all ways!
August 22, 2012
July 23, 2012
It’s been a while since I have blogged as Facebook has taken over this realm. I do miss sharing my thoughts here and I do hope you will go through some of the Torah archives left here.
April 6, 2012
I have made a few new Jewish music videos with my guitar. They are currently uploaded to youtube and will be on torahvideo website soon. This is a new chapter i have opened in my kiruv, to sing stories and music with the guitar. I would appreciate some feedback.
I wish you all a true going out of Egypt with new success and happiness in your life!
February 13, 2012
The key to Avodas Hashem and fixing yourself is the recital of Shema Yisrael with Kavanah. This simple 3 paragraph passage has 248 words corresponding to our 248 limbs. I know you have heard this 1000x but I tell you that all your problems can be fixed through concentration on this prayer alone. We say it throughout the day but do we really say it?
December 23, 2011
My Kiruv Online History: WHAT A ROLLER COASTER RIDE! First came making a website… I jumped on that 15 years ago with ilovetorah.com torahvideo.com and frumdate.com Then came youtube… when I was already the first and ONLY Jewish outreach person making videos online… but youtube took over… I had to go there and share in spreading torah videos… So my popular torahvideo.com site took second base. Then came Blogs which meant that people didn’t go to Torah sites as much… so i had to force myself to do blogs and my blog was really popular… but then came myspace… so my blog wasn’t important anymore even though there is thousands of Torah pages there www.ilovetorah.com/blog2 … then I had 20,000 people on myspace, one of the largest Torah communities which was overtaken by Facebook… so now all i have for outreach really is youtube and facebook until you all get bored of that and I have to pick up the next tool…. but my friends… I miss just a simple Torah website…. and nobody remembers the old days when I was doing this all by myself opening up doors in technology Kiruv never done before…. Now i just struggle to keep up. So I am about to post on my blog now but nobody really cares cause its not in right now like facebook which will soon fade out into the abyss like everything else. But the beauty of it all is that a few hundred people remember the beginning and a legacy online that even when it fades away… somewhere you will find me, somewhere will show up my Torah videos or writings.
December 22, 2011
November 17, 2011
A Devar Torah for you all….
“Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself” (Leviticus 19:18 ) Learning to love other human beings as much as yourself really takes a lifetime of training. It really is the deepest, deepest concept of true Judaism. And if you truly love another person, then it can’t be that you would sin against your own body and soul, when we are all eccentrically attached and One. If there is any hate in your heart to others, even those not Jewish, you simply can’t completely separate in most cases and have a full heart to love all Jews as the Torah commands us. In the Sefiros, heavenly spheres, Chesed, love comes first and then flows to Gevurah, Strength. Therefore, even before we are to dislike our enemies, we must flow our thoughts through love, compassion and pity for those in the wrong. May Hashem help us to grow in the true aspect of, “Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself” Leviticus 19:18
October 3, 2011
I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year, much blessing in all your doings both spiritual and physical.
10 big lessons to learn from America’s, USA MISTAKES. 1. First work on yourself before fixing others. 2. If you see a problem with someone, usually it means you have this same mistake in yourself that your recognizing. Fix that first (Talmud) 3. When you grow haunty and think of yourself as the best, honor runs away from you. Those who run away from pride, pride runs after them. 4. Wars & fighting is never the answer. 5. The strength of a nation is in the simple folk of the population as Chassidus teaches us. Give power back to the people. 6. The Torah teaches us to be charitable, force the banks help a person get a job before foreclosing on their home. 7. The grass isn’t greener on the other side (voting democratic this last term.) 8. First give charity to your own city before others (Talmud) Billions of dollars are sent abroad. 9. If you don’t take care of your body, your soul will also suffer.(Talmud, Rambam) No health insurance.. unhealthy people… soul is affected. 10. Jerusalem is the heart of the world, if I forget Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill. (Psalms 137