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Was there a specific moment in your life when things changed for the better?
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(9) Ja'acov Avaraham, January 27, 2019 5:37 PM


When I converted to Judaism!

(8) Jacenty Domański, January 27, 2019 4:17 PM

Of course !

The best moment of my life was in federal prison. There I for first time met Torah and payer. Before I never known anything about it. Today is over 23 years as I learning every day Parshas on each week. This woud be fr someone very srange, but for me Is the most magnificient moment.

(7) Raymond, January 27, 2019 3:29 PM

Became Employed

Unfortunately, I have been a failure in some of the most major things in my life, one of which has been my professional life. Things became so bad at one point, that I had not been fully employed full-time for more than five years, living off and spending my entire inheritance. Because I tend to be both self-deprecating as well as uncompromisingly honest in a very outspoken way, I tend to do really poorly on job interviews. Finally, though, one day in the Fall of 2007, I interviewed for a job that I wanted to get in particular because it fit me so well, even telling my interviewers as much, and before I knew it, I got the job right on the spot! I was so happy, so relieved, that I literally started crying right in front of the interviewers, and if I did not have enough presence of mind to take some deep breaths at that moment, I would have cried in front of them a whole lot longer and a whole lot harder. I thanked them, and could not stop thanking them, telling them that they had not only made my day, but that they had restored my life. I told them that not to be dramatic about it, but because it was the truth. They had restored my life.

(6) Anonymous, January 27, 2019 3:09 PM


The day that that I entered the University my life changed. Being surrounded in an environment with knowledge, high expectations, and academic competition changed my life. Before then, I did not know that I was even capable of academic challenges, contributions, and implementing sound policy which could change people's lives in a positive way.

Anonymous, January 27, 2019 3:35 PM

Be Careful

I mostly enjoyed being a university student and was quite successful at it, so I can understand how you feel, but just be weary of the very Leftist, anti-religious bias of most universities. The professors will try every which way to take you away from traditional Jewish values, even when they do not realize that that is what they are doing.

Anonymous, January 27, 2019 7:27 PM

Long ago

The incident that I earlier related happened a long time ago. Since then, academia remains a secure a bright spot. However, I am aware that campus life and politics have indeed changed. In the US, I have seen signs written in Arabic on the front lawns of college campuses and BDS activities encouraged by student bodies. I am careful as to where I attend, accept speaking engagements, and security issues. I am Jewish and Pro-Israel. However, I will not place myself in harm's way either.

(5) Anonymous, January 27, 2019 12:44 PM

When I lost my fortune and wife

I invested heavily in real estate and a new business at the height of the housing bubble. After the crash my wife left me as the gravy train was over. I have now become more religious and I’m happier than I’ve been in decades. HaShem has redirected my focus. It would take too long to explain, but my life has much more meaning now. It’s funny what seems to have been a tragedy has turned out to be a blessing.

Raymond, January 27, 2019 3:32 PM

Count Your Blessings

It is sad that you had been married to a woman who defined you solely by your paycheck. Such a marriage is not really a true marriage at all. You were unlucky to have been married to her at all, so consider yourself fortunate that you no longer have to have anything to do with somebody that shallow and manipulative.

(4) Gershom, January 27, 2019 12:22 PM

I could write a book - ......

I think - I could write a book - about having moved - from location to location during my youth - and through the military - and since moving to Israel. And having had - so many experiences with - and so many interactions with - so many things I've done - with all the people I've met - and places I've been.
Some of which were good. And some of which - were bad.

However - all of which - has brought about - many -specific defining moments - at various stages in my life - that have had an overall - beneficial change in my life.

For which - I thank G-D - that He has given me the these opportunities - as well as - how to recognize them - as beneficial to me.
And the ability He's given me - to incorporate them - into how I can serve Him - and if and when - given the opportunity - to help others.

(3) chris langton, January 27, 2019 12:09 PM


The day I walked through the doors of AA ,

(2) Tony, January 27, 2019 11:14 AM

When I discovered....

TORAH. It was a defining moment which gave absolute understanding as to the reason for my existence.

(1) Anonymous, January 27, 2019 8:41 AM

Coming on to Aish has kept the mind busy with coping with mental health, physical health, no proper social life because everybody is busy and the places you want to meet people do not want to extend further in a sensible friendly way in real life. Sexual attraction is just a passing phase to glue one to another with a love but then to deepen the interaction with mature that means non selfish non sexual habits to take interest in other subjects of life. Of course in the presence of both women and men the love and non love thing carries on keeping you where you are having the same situation again and again that is spiritual and emotional but less academic and less various experiences to learn from. Thank you.

Gershom, January 27, 2019 8:01 PM

May I make a suggestion

Anonymous - may I make a suggestion - on how to improve your social life - if you're up to it of course?

Hospitals - often have volunteer staff - they used to call them - Candy Stripers. They would go room to room - and fill water jugs - etc., etc.
Some care facilities - have similar needs.

All of which - put you in contact with - hospital staff - as well as patients - and often - their families.

There are other organizations - that seek volunteers as well.
Then - there are the nature groups - who get together.

IF - your in for something more exotic - you can try sky diving - scuba diving - biking tours etc., etc..

And - there are college courses - that can be taken in a monitored position - as I recall - free. Even technical trade schools.
This - will put you in contact with - lots of people - with whom - you may share similar interests.

However - you - have to take the first step(s) - toward your goal.


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