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Yeshiva Aish HaTorah
Yeshiva Aish HaTorah
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Rosh Hashanah: Can’t Stop the Feeling
Rosh Hashanah: Can’t Stop the Feeling
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: AishVideo
Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem
Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem
Published: 2011/09/11
Channel: AishVideo
The Wake-Up: A Short Rosh Hashanah Video
The Wake-Up: A Short Rosh Hashanah Video
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: AishVideo
Get Clarity: Aish.com
Get Clarity: Aish.com's Rosh Hashanah Music Video
Published: 2013/08/25
Channel: AishVideo
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at Aish HaTorah
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at Aish HaTorah
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
We
We've Gotta Live Together
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: AishVideo
Jm in the Am Live from Aish HaTorah  2 9 16
Jm in the Am Live from Aish HaTorah 2 9 16
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: NachumSegalNet
Passover Funk - "Uptown Funk" PARODY
Passover Funk - "Uptown Funk" PARODY
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: AishVideo
Aish Manchester Rosh Hashanah 2016
Aish Manchester Rosh Hashanah 2016
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: vividblu productions
Simchas Torah at Aish HaTorah part 1
Simchas Torah at Aish HaTorah part 1
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Aish Gesher
Aish Gesher
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: Aish Gesher
JM in the AM: Ohad Performs Live From Aish Hatorah Terrace
JM in the AM: Ohad Performs Live From Aish Hatorah Terrace
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: NachumSegalNet
Aish Hatorah World Center
Aish Hatorah World Center
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Reindeer Thirtyfour
What Makes Rosh Hashanah Beautiful
What Makes Rosh Hashanah Beautiful
Published: 2012/09/02
Channel: AishVideo
The Secret Life Of The World In Aish Hatorah In Toronto
The Secret Life Of The World In Aish Hatorah In Toronto
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
Yom Kippur: Everyone Falls
Yom Kippur: Everyone Falls
Published: 2010/09/06
Channel: AishVideo
Discovery at Aish HaTorah
Discovery at Aish HaTorah
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Aish 1 - 9. Habet Mishomayim
Aish 1 - 9. Habet Mishomayim
Published: 2013/08/11
Channel: Jewish Channel
Rabbi Sassoon speaking at Aish HaTorah
Rabbi Sassoon speaking at Aish HaTorah
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Prayer Power
Prayer Power
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: AishVideo
History of Aish HaTorah
History of Aish HaTorah
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: Sweet and Good Torah
Chanukah Jewish Rock of Ages - Official Hanukkah Song (Video)
Chanukah Jewish Rock of Ages - Official Hanukkah Song (Video)
Published: 2011/12/06
Channel: AishVideo
Rabbi Eytan Feiner at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah
Rabbi Eytan Feiner at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah
Published: 2017/01/04
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Rabbi Leib Keleman speaking at Aish HaTorah pt1
Rabbi Leib Keleman speaking at Aish HaTorah pt1
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Aish HaTorah Yarchei Kallah 2017 Recap
Aish HaTorah Yarchei Kallah 2017 Recap
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Lights: Official Aish Hanukkah Song 2014 - by Shtar
Lights: Official Aish Hanukkah Song 2014 - by Shtar
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: AishVideo
In Loving Memory of Rabbi Noah Weinberg, Rosh Yeshiva of Aish Hatorah
In Loving Memory of Rabbi Noah Weinberg, Rosh Yeshiva of Aish Hatorah
Published: 2009/02/09
Channel: Lazer Brody
Uproot the Nail: A Short Yom Kippur Video on Nailing Down Forgiveness
Uproot the Nail: A Short Yom Kippur Video on Nailing Down Forgiveness
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: AishVideo
Sinagoga Bet Yosef de Aish HaTorah
Sinagoga Bet Yosef de Aish HaTorah
Published: 2010/06/07
Channel: Rab Eliahu Tamim
Sukkot Dancing at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem - Simchas Beis HaShoeva
Sukkot Dancing at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem - Simchas Beis HaShoeva
Published: 2010/09/28
Channel: TorahChannel
Rav Gav, Charity, Aish Hatorah
Rav Gav, Charity, Aish Hatorah
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: LES GLASSMAN
Aish HaTorah Gesher Purim Shpiel
Aish HaTorah Gesher Purim Shpiel
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: Nate Keri
Ohad Moskowitz performing at Aish HaTorah
Ohad Moskowitz performing at Aish HaTorah
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Breakfasts of Aish HaTorah
Breakfasts of Aish HaTorah
Published: 2009/12/17
Channel: Benny Powers
Aish Hatorah
Aish Hatorah
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: ctf46
Alex Clare’s Impromptu Concert at the Aish HaTorah World Center
Alex Clare’s Impromptu Concert at the Aish HaTorah World Center
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: AishVideo
Purim Party at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem 2016
Purim Party at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem 2016
Published: 2016/04/01
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Torah Dedication at Aish HaTorah
Torah Dedication at Aish HaTorah's Gesher Program
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
Luke Ford Returns To Aish HaTorah (Orthodox Judaism Los Angeles)
Luke Ford Returns To Aish HaTorah (Orthodox Judaism Los Angeles)
Published: 2011/01/11
Channel: Luke Ford
Jack
Jack's Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem Aish Hatorah SD
Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: Live Productions Israel
Aish HaTorah Israel 2.0 slideshow - Aug.2012
Aish HaTorah Israel 2.0 slideshow - Aug.2012
Published: 2012/08/23
Channel: Tamara Tova Malchi
Purim Katan en Aish HaTorah
Purim Katan en Aish HaTorah
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: Aish HaTorah Yeshiva Latina
Aish HaTorah Purim Mesiba 5777 part 1
Aish HaTorah Purim Mesiba 5777 part 1
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Aish Gesher
Rabbi Burg speaking at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah Chag HaSemicha
Rabbi Burg speaking at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah Chag HaSemicha
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: Steven Burg
Aish HaTorah
Aish HaTorah
Published: 2012/10/19
Channel: Shoot East
Purim en Aish HaTorah Yeshivá
Purim en Aish HaTorah Yeshivá
Published: 2016/03/27
Channel: Aish HaTorah Yeshiva Latina
The View From Aish HaTorah
The View From Aish HaTorah's Roof
Published: 2011/01/06
Channel: Eric Reiss
Aish HaTorah
Aish HaTorah's Town Hall Meeting
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Aish Jerusalem
En Aish Hatorah
En Aish Hatorah
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: natatarsky
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Aish HaTora's building in Jerusalem.

Aish HaTorah (Hebrew: אש התורה‎, Esh HaTorah, "Fire of the Torah") is a Jewish Orthodox organization and yeshiva.

History[edit]

Aish HaTorah was established in Jerusalem by Rabbi Noah Weinberg in 1974, after he left the Ohr Somayach yeshiva, which he had previously co-founded. The organization worked to proselytize young Jewish travelers and volunteers in favor of Orthodox Judaism.[1] It later expanded worldwide, and continues promotes its extensive adult education classes.[1]

In December 2013, Aish HaTorah of New York filed suit against its former chief financial officer Jacob Fetman to enforce a Beth Din of America ruling that Fetman had stolen $20 million in funds from the organization.[2]

Philosophy[edit]

Aish HaTorah describes itself as blending the traditions of the Lithuanian yeshivas with the doctrines of Hasidism.[citation needed] Weinberg himself was a product of Lithuanian schools but he was also a grandson of the Slonimer Rebbe. His teachings reflect influences of both schools as well as certain facets of the Kabbalah of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, the Vilna Gaon and others.[citation needed]

Aish HaTorah describes itself as pro-Israel and encourages Jewish people to visit Israel and connect to the land and its history. The organization's stated mission is "providing opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to discover their heritage."

The organization is politically conservative and its officials have stated they oppose a full return of the West Bank to the Palestinians.[3]

Name[edit]

The name Aish HaTorah, literally "Fire [of] the Torah", was inspired by the Talmudic story of Rabbi Akiva, the once illiterate 40-year-old shepherd who subsequently became the most famous sage of the Mishnah. Elie Wiesel said, "Aish HaTorah means to me the passion of teaching, the passion of learning. The study of Torah, the source of Jewish values, is the way to Jewish survival."

Programs[edit]

Aish HaTorah operates about 35 full-time branches on five continents, providing seminars, singles events, executive learning groups, Shabbat and Jewish holiday programs, and community building.

In Jerusalem, the Aish HaTorah yeshiva offers both beginners' drop-in classes and full-time, intensive study programs for Jewish men and women of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge. It has a high-tech main campus and outreach center that features a rooftop vista overlooking the Temple Mount, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre, which houses a dramatic film presentation of the Jewish contribution to humanity. An "Explorium" of Jewish History is scheduled to open in 2013, designed to accommodate 300,000 visitors annually.[4]

Aish HaTorah runs the Discovery Seminar. The four-hour seminar reviews Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Jewish philosophy questions.

Films[edit]

In 2005 Aish HaTorah produced a documentary film, Inspired which chronicles the lives of selected baalei teshuvah ("returnees to Jewish observance"). Aish HaTorah believes that the high rate of intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews has diluted the Jewish people’s vitality. Inspired was produced to encourage more observant Jews to share their positive Jewish religious experiences of Jewish life with non-observant Jews, as a way to strengthen the baal teshuva movement and revitalize Jewish life.

In 2007 Aish released a sequel, Inspired Too. These films paved the way for Project Inspire, the grassroots organization that helps inspire Orthodox Jews to reach out to non-affiliated Jews to teach them about their heritage. Once an offshoot of Aish HaTorah, Project Inspire is now an independent organization under the umbrella of Aish Global.[5]

In 2008, the Clarion Project, an organization that shares staff, fundraising sources and an address with Aish HaTorah, and has been linked in media reports with Aish HaTorah,[3][6][7] distributed its film called "Obsession." The film had been criticized for being unfair in its portrayal of Muslims as violent.[6] The film was sent to more than 28 million people in the United States in anticipation of the United States presidential election.[8][6] Aish HaTorah denied any connection to the film.[6] The Council on American–Islamic Relations filed a complaint about the film with the Federal Election Commission.[6]

In 2012, the Clarion Project released a film called The Third Jihad.[3] The film was produced by Raphael Shore, who works for Aish HaTorah.[3][7] The film was called "Islamophobic" by The Forward.[7]

Hasbara Fellowships[edit]

When the Israeli Foreign Ministry sought to combat anti-Israel ideas on college campuses, it worked with Aish HaTorah to develop the Hasbara Fellowships. This program has flown hundreds of student leaders to Israel for intensive training in pro-Israel activism training. In North America, Hasbara Fellowships guides and funds pro-Israel activities on over 100 college campuses.

The Israel-Diaspora Initiative[edit]

In August 2016, the Israeli government announced an Israel-Diaspora outreach program called The Israel-Diaspora Initiative. The program partners were announced as Chabad and Olami Worldwide, an organization that works closely with Aish.[1][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Goldberg, J.J. (2016-08-16). "Is Israel Trying To Turn American Jews Into Orthodox Right-Wingers?". The Forward. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  2. ^ "$20M Charity Embezzlement Case Shows Power of Rabbinic Courts". The Forward. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d Powell, Michael (2012-01-23). "In Police Training, a Dark Film on U.S. Muslims". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  4. ^ Simmons, Shraga. "Premier Educational Programs Amidst an Architectural Marvel". News article. Aish.com. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Inspire Yourself to Inspire Others". Project Inspire. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Laughlin, Meg (2008-09-26). "Senders of Islam movie 'Obsession' tied to Jewish charity". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  7. ^ a b c Goldberg, J.J. "Islamophobic Film and Its Jewish Backers". The Forward. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Jeffrey. "The Jewish Extremists Behind "Obsession"". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  9. ^ "Orthodox Groups to Lead Israel's New Bid to 'Strengthen Jewish Identity' of Diaspora Youth – Israel News – Haaretz". www.haaretz.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 

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