Rabbi David Aaron
Rabbi David Aaron, the son of a Holocaust survivor, has struggled since early youth to understand the world's potential for hatred and paradoxical yearning for meaning, love, and creativity. His own spiritual journey led him to Israel, where he studied Torah and Jewish mysticism under the tutelage of the great masters. He received his rabbinical ordination in 1979 from the Israel Torah Research Institute (Yeshivat ITRI). A popular lecturer in North America and a frequent guest on radio and TV, he is the founder and dean of Isralight (www.isralight.org), an international organization with programs throughout North America, South Africa, and Israel. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Chana, and their seven children and three grandchildren. For more information visit www.rabbidavidaaron.com.
Books & Audio
Awakening to Your Divine Purpose
You are an individual expression of God; that’s the teaching of the ancient Jewish mystical tradition. Here Rabbi David Aaron shows that when we truly connect to our inner self, that fact becomes wonderfully obvious. Each of us has a… Read More
The True Spirit of Jewish Practice
Secular and religious Jews alike will find wisdom and inspiration in this new book in which Rabbi David Aaron reveals the joy that living a Jewish life can bring. With his characteristic humor, enthusiasm, and insight, Rabbi Aaron looks at… Read More
Celebrating the Soul-Meaning of the Jewish Holy Days
This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God's loving presence in our life every day. There are many… Read More
Discovering the Divine within You
How much does our perception of God really matter? Many of us aren't conscious of our image of a "higher power." For some of us, that unspoken image is a Judgmental Parent or an exacting Old Man in the Sky.… Read More
Rabbi David Aaron is an astute visionary, a prolific, lucid writer and a soulful, invigorating educator. He is the founder and dean of Isralight, an international organization with centers and programs in Israel and throughout North America offering retreats, seminars, spiritual week-end getaways, intensive growth workshops, leadership training, trips and missions to Israel.
Rabbi Aaron believes that the spiritual basics of life are the most profound and yet the most neglected in contemporary education. For the past 18 years, he has dedicated himself to sharing the ancient wisdom of Torah and Jewish mysticism and inspiring others to embrace a joyous life-long process of personal transformation, empowerment and love. Established in 1986, his international organization, Isralight, is committed to facilitating a worldwide renaissance in consciousness by inviting a return to the spiritual roots and core values that should be the essence of daily living.
A son of a Holocaust survivor, Aaron has struggled since a very early age to understand the world’s potential for hatred and paradoxical yearning for meaning, love and creativity. His own spiritual journey led him to Israel, where he studied Torah and Jewish mysticism under the tutelage of the great masters including HaGoan Rav Shlomo Fischer Shlita. He received his rabbinical ordination in 1979 from the Israel Torah Research Institute (ITRI).
A popular speaker and frequent guest on radio and TV, he has attracted national media coverage including Larry King Live and E! Entertainment. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Chana, and their seven children.
He is the author of several books including the best-selling:
Endless Light: The Ancient Path of the Kabbalah to Love, Spiritual Growth, and Personal Power
(Simon & Schuster, 1997, Berkley/Putnam paperback 1998)
Seeing God: Ten Life-Changing Lessons of the Kabbalah
(Tarcher/Putnam, 2001, Berkeley/ Putnam paperback, 2002)
The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine Within You
(Shambhala/ Random House 2004).
Studying with David Aaron I never ceased to be impressed with his ability to entertain and inspire while bringing to life the beautiful ancient mysteries of the Torah and Kabbalah.
—Kirk Douglas, Actor
I have had the privilege of studying on a weekly basis with Rabbi David Aaron. His inspiration and wisdom shed new light on the oldest secrets of all.
—The Honorable Ehud Olmert, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel
Inspirational, wise, warm and witty… David Aaron gives us a down to earth understanding of the Kabbalah, revealing the secrets to living a soulful, happy, and more meaningful life.
—Bestselling author Dr. Deepak Chopra
David Aaron is a wise, compassionate, brilliant teacher who uses irony, paradox, and gentle humor to reveal the deepest, ultimate teaching of Jewish mysticism, a truth that is hidden in the core of consciousness. It is simple and simultaneously profound; a secret that can transform lives.
—Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of God Is a Verb