The National Archives, housed in an austere building in downtown Washington, D.C., contain original copies of the founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. I went there to listen to scratchy tape recordings made secretly in Richard Nixon’s Oval Office, recordings of fraud and deceit... Read more »

Tucson sent a 21-foot cactus to Jeff Bezos. Birmingham, Alabama, installed giant delivery boxes around town. And Stonecrest, Georgia, offered to rename itself Amazon. When you’re gunning to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, you “need something to set yourself apart,” said Nathan Bomey at USA Today. After the e-commerce giant announced in September that it was... Read more »

How does one approach finding or enhancing one’s spirituality? Books, internet sites, and TV offer a limitless amount of advice for seekers of spirituality. Depending on one’s taste, there is an abundance of opportunity to begin a spiritual search: new wave spirituality, traditional organized religions, Far Eastern philosophy, meditation,

The current October 2017 Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports that there is a common dissatisfaction within the workplace where “many professionals who are free to shape their careers are just that: disengaged, unfulfilled, and miserable.” This professional malaise is not limited to the office. HBR cites an

The greatest window of opportunity to meet, teach, inspire and follow-up with the largest numbers of Jews during the year is over Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Shuls, community outreach centers, kollels and campus venues report attendance increases during the Yamim Noraim from 50 to 400 participants. What kinds of programs and beginners minyanim can... Read more »

Four year-old Ethan Coleman will be forever grateful to Alexandre Jorge for saving him from Hurricane Harvey. Ethan was one of over three thousand people threatened by the rising floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey who surely expressed heartfelt appreciation to their rescuers. In some cases the rescuers themselves overcame dangerous situations to succeed in their missions. The organized and