We are now in the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul, the month that precedes the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are taught that the month of Elul is the time when Hashem – G-d is especially close to His people. It
Olami Resources is happy to present on ongoing weekly series of compelling and timely essays with accompanying source sheets researched and written by Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel. The essays appear in the book, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values” published by Urim, or in the upcoming books, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Man to Man” and... Read more »
Though the term delegation may be defined consistently as the shifting of responsibility for a task or project from one person (usually a leader or manager) to another, the situations in which it is applied can vary greatly. And in many cases, the leader is doing something very different
As we live in the age of digital information, with Facebook, Twitter, TMZ and many other forms of instant and mass communication, millions are constantly informed about other people, sometimes revealing private facts. Sometimes, this knowledge can give a person considerable
It is important to recognize from the outset the limitations of what is possible to accomplish in a discussion on the Holocaust. The most that we can hope to achieve is an intellectual framework of essential principles, not an emotional resolution. Our goal should be simply to come to some
I’m embarrassed that it took me so long. And what a difference it made when I finally did it. Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, my aging PC really slowed down. It also often froze, and even my podcast recordings were becoming compromised.
Music affects most people profoundly. Music that touches us affects our emotions, mood, and enhances our feelings. Studies have shown that music even affects the fetus of a pregnant mother, and that the effects often remain later in life. The idea of music’s effect on the fetus was already known thousands of years ago,
“So, it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.” Sidney Poitier I have two clients who are a block away from each other in NYC. The walking time between them is measured in seconds and often I can schedule things to allow me to go from one to the other in short order.
According to the estimates of some experts, every human being says a lie, misleads or deceives others (or even himself) each day in some form, on an average of nearly two hundred times! Some of these deceptions are intentional, while others are unknown to the person, who is not cognizant that he or she is perpetrating a
The Torah tells us in Devarim (23: 8): “You shall not despise an Egyptian, for you were a sojourner in his land.” Rashi comments: “Even though they cast your male [infants] into the Nile. What is the reason [that you may not despise them]? Because they hosted you in a time of dire need.” The Torah tell us in Devarim