The need for continuous and inspired parent-child dialogue is about as deep a Jewish value as you will find. For millennia, we have used such communication as a means of inculcating within our offspring a deep sense of religious connection and understanding, while also keeping them focused on proper behaviors and values. In
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." - Melody Beattie Yesterday was New Year’s and, if you are like most people, you took some time to reflect on the outgoing year and set some resolutions for the year ahead. Maybe you decided to make a
It’s a central part of far too many organizations. Bickering. The lack of healthy communication. Folks sitting quietly at their desks, hoping to stay under the radar and not be burdened with more work, let alone someone else’s work. People prioritizing their wants and needs over those of the team, or those of their own team over the organization as a whole.
For millions of people worldwide, the act of taking selfies has become an integral part of the social media experience. Selfies are internationally pervasive and evoke strong reactions from those who encounter them. In a hysterical clip about selfies, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco hits hard on selfie takers. In his words, the act of taking a selfie should
“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” – Liz Smith It happens to all of us, and often at the most inopportune times. We know that we have work to do – a job to complete, a new project to launch, some loose
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” —Pablo Picasso Do you feel that your time at work is not as well spent as it needs to be? Are you a busy entrepreneur or team leader who seeks to accomplish a
Chanukah means consecration. During the eight days of Chanukah, we commemorate the miraculous rededication of the Bais Hamikdash by the Chashmonaim in 165 BCE, following three years of contamination at the hands of the powerful Seleucid Greeks. Chanukah, however, can also be understood as education, the
“If you want to take the island you need to burn the boats.” – Tony Robbins Nearly five years ago I was facing an important decision, a career crossroads that, depending on its outcome, would greatly impact my professional future. I had spent the past fifteen years in the field of education, as a teacher, principal, and adjunct professor.
Starting a podcast is quite the experience and something that I had no intent of doing just a short time ago. Sure, I was aware of the wide range of podcasts and how some podcasters had achieved great things and developed wide followings. But with everything else that I had going on, and with zero personal experience with
Remember for us the covenant of the patriarchs, as You said, “And I will remember My covenant with Yaakov, and also My covenant with Yitzchok, and also My covenant with Avraham I will remember, and the Land will I remember.” (Selichos Liturgy quoting Leviticus 26:42) One of the central elements of the Yomim