Rabbi David Aaron
Is a spiritual teacher who has invested over 3 decades delving into life's BIGGEST question marks and sharing his life-changing wisdom and insights to adults and young adults. He has emerged as the 'God expert' simply because he has dared to ask and answer the most difficult questions that he/ALL people have and/or struggle with about God's existence and their own. And while the name 'God' appears on the cover of almost all his books, he doesn't believe in 'God' - not in the popular sense of that word, which leaves the Divine entirely misunderstood.
As a child of a holocaust survivor, Rabbi Aaron has struggled to erase his childhood image of God as a punishing old man in the clouds, waiting for us to fail. As we identify with his tales of trying to “buy off” the ultimate doom, we realize that our childish fears and images sometimes rule our deepest thoughts.
Rabbi Aaron teases us into letting go, if only for a moment, of our unspoken disappointments with God and ourselves. He slowly peels away the layers of confusion and mis-education and offers us a glimpse of the joy and personal power that a true, working belief in God and ourselves can provide. People at every level of spiritual knowledge and practice enjoy the adventure of peeking around the corners of mystical ideas. Finding answers to our big questions begins a process that is life–changing. Beneath Rabbi Aaron’s light-hearted playfulness is a mature, sophisticated and holistic understanding of Torah, well-grounded in classic and Chassidic sources. Torah Scholars, scientists and psychologists alike have marveled at the profundity of his comprehensive systematic thinking.
Rabbi Aaron received his rabbinic ordination for Yeshivat ITRI. He is the Dean & Founder of Isralight (an international organization and center for Jewish learning in Jerusalem’s Old City) and Yeshivat Orayta (which offers a 1 to 2 year program for high school graduates). He runs Jewish educational programs in Israel and abroad, including: Rabbinic Enrichment, Leadership Training, Executive Seminars, Retreats, Outreach Seminars and more. Rabbi Aaron has also developed educational curriculum for Jewish high schools.
Rabbi Aaron is the author of ‘paradigm-shifting’ books. Works include:
Endless Light, Seeing G-d, Love is My Religion, The Secret Life of G-d, Inviting G-d In, Living a Joyous Life and The God Powered Life. (A number of books have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew.)
Rabbi Aaron lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Chana, and their seven children and grandchildren.
To learn more about Rabbi Aaron, visit his website, www.rabbidavidaaron.com