All charities rely on pushing our buttons so that we feel compelled to make donations, and the most effective way to do this is by telling stories. Stories are easier to remember than cold, hard statistics, and have the power to trigger very strong emotions in us all.
On motzaei Sukkos, the forecast in the Greater NYC area was grim. Tornado watch. Heavy winds. Punishing rains. Compounding the problem was that I was planning to dismantle my wood panel sukkah and needed to do so
In our last post on delegation, we focused on situational leadership and how it impacts the role a leader plays in transferring work and responsibility to others. In this post, the focus will shift to when one should delegate, and when one shouldn’t. Choosing tasks to delegate can be
We are so clear that the Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans were anti-Torah – the exiles of the past. But we are living right now in a Galus that is more powerful than anything we have experienced before. No wall can prevent it from seeping into our bones, and filtering past our
On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was attacked while refueling in Yemen’s Aden Harbor. 17 American sailors were killed and 39 more were injured. It was the deadliest attack against a United States naval vessel in over a decade. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.
Yom Kippur is translated as the Day of Atonement. And what do we do on Yom Kippur? We confess our sins. Why do many feel uncomfortable with these words? Perhaps because they don’t sound so Jewish. Let’s try to clarify the proper Jewish understanding of many of the
The concept of reincarnation involves the rebirth of the soul into another body. Upon the death of a human being, the concept of reincarnation believes that the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body. This word in English, “reincarnation” is based on the Latin, which
The Talmud (Rosh HaShanah 16a) asks, “Why do we blow the shofar on Rosh HaShanah?” The gemara answers, “Because the Torah has commanded us to sound the shofar!” In fact the...
I never met or even ever saw in my life, Mr. Mendy Klein. He was known far and wide as a true baal chessed, a philanthropist of extraordinary proportions, a later in life self-made multi-millionaire and a total and complete mensch. He was scheduled to be one of the honorees at
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