For too many reasons to count, my favorite place in the whole world is the Old City of Jerusalem. If I just sit still for a moment I am back there; Jews from every country and ethnicity converging together, tasting ice cream and falafel and most of all tasting home. Everyone there is family and every stone is the story of your life.
It was there that I met David Aaron. Well, I didn’t actually meet him in person then – that would come years later. There, I met him through his book, The G-d Powered Life. In the mystical ways of Old Jerusalem, I happened upon a man who happened to be his student who happened to have his books available and I happened to fall in love with them.
In a small nook on an ancient stone bench I read. And read. And read. And none of what I read felt new. But all of it made me feel new.
It’s like when your brain is oxygenated. You have clarity. Everything is sharp. Your mind is on fire and you know exactly what to do next.
I bought ten books.
I gave away nine.
I have lent out the one copy that I have left too many times to count. I even brought it with me when I went to train as a Life Coach. The training was on Shabbos and I wanted some Torah to learn. Over lunch break I sat with my fellow CTI members and we learned Kabbalah as explained by Rabbi David Aaron.
And now he has blown me away again. Constantly changing, constantly producing, he has found a new way to teach and it’s powerful! By using animation to illustrate the deepest concepts, it clicks effortlessly into your psyche. Cartoons are cool, cartoons are fun, and now, cartoons are really, really deep and mind blowing!
After a 3 minute video you can magically and effortlessly explain and understand G-d, the meaning of life and life after death. Don’t believe me? Watch them and see!
One thing that I love about Rabbi Aaron’s work is that its Universal. It speaks to everyone. I mean, how many Rabbis can speak about Kabbalah on E! Entertainment! That’s how truth works. It resonates with everyone.
Watch Rabbi Aaron’s videos – you’ll love his work and be amazed at how much it all makes gorgeous exquisite sense.
I posted a lot here in case you are snowed in:) Visit to his website for many more.
PS. I would highly recommend his book the G-d Powered Life. If I ever have an online store – that book is going to be in it!
PPS. I showed some of these to my kids – what a great learning tool! The depth kind of went over their heads but the message is there for when they need it.
After you watch the videos leave a comment and let me know which was your favorite!