“I’m telling you. People come and go in this Forest, and they say, ‘It’s only Eeyore, so it doesn’t count.’ They walk to and fro saying, ‘Ha ha!’ But do they know anything about A? They don’t. It’s just three sticks to them. But to the Educated – mark this, little Piglet- to the Educated, not meaning Poohs and Piglets, it’s a great and glorious A.” –Eeyore, summarized from The House at Pooh Corner (chapter 5) I read this years ago and could never get it out of my mind.
A giant has fallen and, like all of the great founders of the Baal Teshuva movement, he will never, can never, be replaced. Rabbi Meir Schuster was produced by his era, but he also shaped it. For over three decades, it was he who single-handedly filled many of the Baal Teshuva yeshivot. How does one sum up this man through whom hundreds began their
For the last year and a half, I have been involved in Jewish outreach, specifically focusing on Jewish young professionals. It appears, at least to me and some others in the industry, that there has been a significant growth in the programs and
Are you kidding! Rosh Hashana in Moscow is my ruchniyus for the year. I go to the Dor Revii community of Rabbi Gediah Shestak and his rebbetzin who are literally an Abba and an Ima to all who walk through the door. There in the Mizrach on the left stand
NJOP invites you to apply to participate in Sukkot Across America 2013. Simply agree to run a free and exciting program in your Sukkah that will appeal to the wider Jewish community on Sunday, September 22
Growing up in Brooklyn, I knew there were ‘frum’ or observant Jews and there were non-religious or non-observant Jews. Bottom line, we were all Jews. Suddenly, when I was first thrust into the heartland of BT
Always make sure that your photographs communicate the message you are trying to get across. Pictures of your center or a beautifully setup event may not be what is really needed. People want to see that
Is marketing something businesses need to do? Absolutely. Is marketing something an individual should be doing as hishtadlus to increase their chances of landing the right job? Certainly. But where else does marketing strategy apply?
There are many answers to that question, but here’s
When I think of the vast numbers of Jews we are losing to assimilation, many of them for no other reason than that they were not given the opportunity to experience the beauty of Judaism; when the going is tough asking donors to join me and my staff of tireless and dedicated kiruv workers in reaching... Read more »
Alexander Seinfeld is an ordained rabbi, a Stanford graduate and a former high school science teacher. He is the author of The Art of Amazement: Judaism’s Forgotten Spirituality (JSL, 2010) and the founder of Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc. The Art of Amazement Haggada: Leader’s Edition is a new, one-of-a-kind, kiruv-friendly haggada! The goal of this haggada is to communicate the haggada... Read more »