The recently-published book Homeward Bound: Inspiring Stories of Return (Feldheim Distribution) by Rabbi Michoel Gros is a collection of captivating stories and inspiring lessons of Jews returning to their roots and of people involved in kiruv. It contains dozens of true anecdotes of teshuva and kiruv, and it can be an important
Is it necessary to include God to understand the origin and existence of the universe? During the last twenty years, there has been a revolution in the philosophical and scientific understanding of cosmology and the argument for Design. God and the Grand Design: Does
I originally planned for my second article on “How to Write” to be on, well…how to write, but I feel that I need to dedicate another preliminary article to one of the most important things you can do before you start officially writing: Prepare.
The hallmark of an inquisitive Jew is his or her questions. Few educators have encountered such an enormous range of questions from newcomers to Judaism as Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, Educational Director of the Jewish Enrichment Center in New York City. In this capacity, Rabbi Hajioff teaches and fields questions from streams of young Jewish men and women every year, most of whom have recently returned from the Birthright Israel experience.
As an educator, I am always looking for texts that my students can learn independently, glean relevant themes and feel a sense of accomplishment. The same goes for teaching a shiur – I want to teach a class that is interesting, relevant and based on compelling classical texts. The Chumash is the natural place to go, but students may find the parsha overly familiar territory. What have recently grown in popularity are shiurim and the online
Whether you are a busy nonprofit professional or a fundraiser, you have certainly read through all sorts of business books throughout your career. After all, you are constantly looking to learn new tactics to help your institution secure a bright financial future. Nowadays, in our increasingly busy world, finding the "free time"
If you publish a book, people will regard you as an expert. That will increase your marketability. It is also a good take-away for people who come to your talks and want to share your ideas. If you think you don’t have anything worthy of a book, you’re wrong. Everyone is an expert in something, is passionate about something. Writing a book will cement your own ideas, and benefit others