One of the looming challenges of the 21st century, exacerbated by digital technology, is the phenomenon of individuals becoming overly focused on career, personal achievement and interests, to the exclusion – even to the detriment – of one’s family and society.
These two words – ‘Choose life’ – can be described as the most compelling, memorable, amazing, incredible, fundamental concept that can influence our lives in the most profound way! Hashem grants us the freedom and power
Fiscal years 2019 and 2020 are projected to be very successful for many nonprofit organizations. Here are five of the best tips that can ensure your success as a nonprofit organization. Encourage consistency
You know who your biggest donors are. But your ‘BIGGEST’ donors are not necessarily your ‘BEST’ donors. Before I break down the difference between your BIGGEST and your BEST donors, you first have to accept a very important premise.
Each of your donors are giving to you for good reasons. If you know what's driving them, you're at an advantage when you ask for their support. In the world of fundraising, they say, donors give for two reasons:
The Talmud, Bava Metzia 107b, teaches a startling fact: the most probable cause of any illness and death is attributed to ayin hara. What exactly is this phenomenon and why should it have such mind-boggling repercussions?
Teaching Torah vs. Tochachah Most outreach professionals teach Torah as the central part of their outreach efforts. The source for the mitzvah of teaching Torah to the unaffiliated is not the same as that for other aspects of kiruv, such as inviting them for Shabbos. Determining the original source for these laws has practical ramifications.... Read more »
Preparing a little bit each day for the Yomim Noraim will ensure we’re happy once they are completed. Each day from today – Rosh Chodesh Elul – until Erev Yom Kippur adds a new level in our
On Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the atmosphere and mood is quite different from the revelry of the secular New Year. This chapter will explore why and how this is so, through the unique
It is prohibited to derive pleasure from this world without reciting a berachah. Even a Jew who is not observant is required to recite berachos over food. In fact, there are a number of anecdotes about the Vilna Gaon in which he encountered heretics and warned them that they would be held accountable for every... Read more »