One of the most famous American photos was captured by reporter George Tames on February 10, 1961. The picture is of President John F. Kennedy, recently inaugurated, standing hunched over in the Oval Office. From behind, it looks as if he is carrying the weight of the
Among the challenges confronted by ba’alei teshuvah is the uphill climb to master Jewish learning. I have become especially aware of many ba'alei teshuvah unsatisfied and frustrated by their inadequate knowledge of practical halachah. In response, I recently developed a new
When Achilles, the Greek mythological figure, was a baby, it was foreseen that he would die young. In an effort to protect him, his mother Thetis took him to the River Styx, which supposedly contained powers of invincibility. She immersed him into the river, but held him by
At NLEResources.com, we aim to provide rabbis and educators around the globe with resources to best educate and inspire their students and congregants. From our blogposts to our free Online Jewish Books, NLE Morasha Syllabus and our NLE Thinking Gemara Series, we
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie Chip Kelly caught the NFL by storm when he took over as Philadelphia Eagles head coach before the 2013 season following a successful
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.
He attends Shul daily, however, I never seem to find the opportunity to engage him in conversation. He always appears as if he never has enough time in the day to do what is incumbent on him to
“The Sounds of Silence” is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 on December 4, 1965. It spent 12 weeks on the chart. By January 1966, it had sold one million copies. (Wikipedia) I know most rabbis will call people before Chanukah;
This is the first article in a series on writing. We will begin by outlining some general tips that should apply to every kind of writing. In future articles, b’ezras Hashem, we’ll build on these ideas and be more specific about how to write speeches, newsletters, fundraising letters, and divrei Torah for publication — which all require different techniques.
A few weeks ago, as I waited for the Chuppah ceremony to begin at a wedding of a dear family member, I took out my smartphone. The wedding was in an area where I had poor cell phone service, so my "yetzer hara" to check my Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts was minimal. Rather, I opened my favorite Torah app,