Below is my list – just the opinion of one man. (I for example, left out intelligence, because it is a pre-requisite for many of the attributes I did mention.) No one leader has all of these 20 qualities. But he or she would certainly need more than half. However, every leader needs to have... Read more »
February 2013 marks the fifth annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM), a unified initiative to raise awareness and foster support for the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in Jewish communities worldwide. We are all disabled in some sense. We were put on this earth incomplete to strive for perfection, and part of... Read more »
Ah love – that ephemeral, slippery word. Why so? Because we think of love as a pure emotion, when it is really messy – sooner or later it gets mixed into the cholent pot of other relationships we have to have with our spouse – earning a living, and running a house, and education, and illness. In other words,... Read more »
Comparable to the threat that intermarriage has on American Jewry is the dramatically declining birth rate. The majority of Jewish women aged 30 to 35, as well as the overwhelming majority of younger women, has no children. The low birth rate, which has been ongoing for the past 20 years, is insufficient to produce a succeeding generation for today's adults.
All of Klal Yisrael is still reeling from the loss of Rav Mendel Weinbach zt"l. Below we present you with personal reflections from Rabbi Avraham Edelstein, international director of Ner LeElef,
We cannot ever fathom the theological implications of the Connecticut school shooting. We can only mourn. We can add, "Where was G-d during the shooting?" " to our long list of unanswered questions. The tragedy of every life lost by a mad shooting is beyond comprehension.