A recent report from the US Department of Labor confirms what many of us already suspect. Employee productivity is on the decline, with increases in email to respond to, web surfing, daily meetings, and poor management partly to blame (though meetings and idea sharing, while not productive per se, can and often do yield positive... Read more »
Jews around the world are shocked to hear about the horrific synagogue shooting that took place in Pittsburgh this Shabbat that claimed the innocent lives of eleven people. There are no words that can express the communal devastation felt throughout the entire city of Pittsburgh. In fact, ahead of their game on Sunday, the local NFL team... Read more »
I walked out of synagogue with my five-year-old yesterday afternoon to find a local (Passaic, NJ) police officer stationed out front. It was then that I learned about the awful tragedy that took the lives of 11 Jewish men in Pittsburgh earlier in the day.
In Parshas Va’eira, God sends Moshe and Aaron to warn Pharaoh in advance of each of the first seven plagues to free Bnei Yisroel from Mitzraim. Since Pharaoh refused to send out the Jewish people after each of the first five plagues, God then withdrew Pharaoh’s free will and sent the
Dear Talmid, I was delighted to get your letter asking for hadracha in your learning. The fact that you are asking for hadracha is in itself the greatest step towards recharging your drained spiritual batteries. Mori v’rebbi Rav Moshe Shapira zt”l once asked me, “Why should I fly to
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.