You know those uber-organized people who keep color-coded calendars, never show up late, and fill the cracks in their day with productive tasks? An admirable group. Many of us, however, haven’t yet reached their madreiga. Leaders are often visionaries – creative, innovative, big-picture thinkers. Keeping track of nitty-gritty practical details isn’t always our strong suit. But there’s... Read more »

We are honored to present Rabbi Yaakov Moskowitz’s new video commemorating the yahrzeit of Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg zt”l – 27 Adar 5772 / March 30, 2012. This presentation is the next installment of his “Growth Through Our Gedolim” series. I was at a question and answer session several years ago with Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg... Read more »

Rebbe says: … “Look at (scrutinize) three things, and you will not come to the hands of sin. Know what is above you: An eye which sees, an ear which hears, and all your actions are written in a book.” (Avot 2:1) רבי אומר… הִסְתַּכֵּל בִּשְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים וְאִי אַתָּה בָא לִידֵי עֲבֵרָה, דַּע מַה לְּמַעְלָה... Read more »

A while back, while fundraising for a kiruv project geared for American Jewish students, I decided to do something out-of-the-box. The American fundraising landscape is filled with Jewish (or Jew-ish) philanthropic foundations. Most of them weren’t established to fund your typical Torah learning program. But I wanted to conduct a little experiment. I wanted to... Read more »

When translating a given text, one typically translates the words or phrases into the target language by considering the meaning of that word or phrase in the original language and then offering the semantic equivalent in the target language. However, when it comes to proper names, this method often remains unhelpful, because the meaning of... Read more »