Audio lectures (approx. 1 hour long) by Sara Yoheved Rigler can be purchased by downloads @ $4.00 per lecture.

1. Bad Things Never Happen to Good People btn_cart_lg

Painful things happen to good people, but not bad things, because “bad” is a moral designation. That there is no operative force other than God is a bedrock of Jewish belief, but many Jews suffer from anxiety, fears, and other debilitating emotions due to lack of this basic faith. Illustrating with “miracle stories” of people who used “Ein Od Milvado—There is nothing beside God” to escape harrowing situations, this lecture distinguishes between right and wrong faith, and gives a concrete method to make faith real in your mind and heart.

2. The Wisdom of Not Knowing btn_cart_lg

Our compulsion to “be in the know” and to fill in the blanks when we don’t know leads to conjectures and condemnations. All interpersonal transgressions start with negative judgments. This lecture provides a simple antidote.

3. A Hidden Holy Woman’s Secret of Simcha (Happiness) btn_cart_lg

This lecture solves the mystery of how a woman with as hard a life as Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer’s could have been so radiantly happy all the time. Gives three concrete tools for happiness.

4. India to Israel: My Bumpy Spiritual Journey btn_cart_lg

Sara Yoheved Rigler’s personal story, illustrating the contrast of the Eastern and Jewish spiritual paths. Explains why mitzvot work better than meditation, why marriage is a higher spiritual path than celibacy, and why Torah is the best guru. Includes the life-changing teaching of “choose connection.”

5. Moving Forward btn_cart_lg

The first words ever spoken by God to the very first Jew were: “Go, get going.” Judaism is meant to be a dynamic spiritual path. This lecture gives concrete suggestions for how to keep moving forward, whether you were born into a religious family or whether you recently “discovered” Torah Judaism.

6. How to Forge a Personal Relationship with God btn_cart_lg

Loving God is one of the six constant mitzvot, and should also be the basis for the performance of all mitzvot. However, too often this vital basis is weak or missing in a Jew’s life. This powerful lecture offers practical suggestions for developing a loving, close relationship with your Creator.

7. The Spiritual GPS: How to Get to the Place You Want to Be btn_cart_lg

Based on Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe’s teachings, there are two parallel worlds. One is characterized by love, joy, confidence, and calmness, while the other is characterized by animosity, sadness, anxiety, and criticism. Shows how to determine where you are, choose your destination, and, by one simple action, get to the world of connection and joy.

8. Vanquishing Sadness & Guilt btn_cart_lg

Guilt is not the proper Jewish response to wrong-doing; Tshuvah is! This lecture draws on teachings of the Maharal and the Baal HaTanya to outline two concrete methods for eliminating dissatisfaction, sadness, guilt, and negative thinking.

9. Prayer: Why Does God Listen? btn_cart_lg

Personal prayer is the essence of a relationship with God. Many stories to illustrate why to pray and why Hashem bothers with our petty petitions. Suggestions on how to enliven your prayer life.