Many think that religion is confined to the realm of other-worldly matters. Yet, Judaism rejects this sharp division between secular and religious spheres, and urges us to sanctify the mundane. The ordinary elements of
Last night’s marathon 18 inning affair between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs, in which my home team (Yankees) completed the sweep of my nostalgic squad (Cubs – I lived on Chi-Town’s North Side for twelve wonderful years) had all of the drama that a baseball aficionado could possibly ask for. The game
There are countless lessons to extract from the Olympics beginning in Rio. The tenacity, resolve, grit, discipline, drive, and sense of teamwork of each athlete is simply inspiring and can serve to motivate each one of us to pursue our dreams relentlessly. Olympians serve as
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
The upcoming Super Bowl is perhaps the biggest event in our country. Nearly half of all Americans watch it. While we do not encourage our fellow Jews to spend time on this, the reality is that many do follow it one way or another. As such, it behooves us to take away some lessons which we can learn and use them as tools for
Of the four major professional team sports played in the United States (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), hockey is the least popular. Ratings and attendance figures at hockey games lag behind the other three sports (not to mention some college sports and even racing), as do
Are you looking for a great event that will put the fun into your next fundraiser? In the past, we've featured some great ways (see for example our posts on golf and cycling) that Jewish organizations are using sports to raise awareness and funds for their organization. In the following post, we are going to show you how you can
Are you looking for a great outdoor event? Are you searching for something that you can invite families and friends to partake in that won't cost each person $500 a plate — but will help bring in funds and help build awareness for your organization? Are you looking for a nice outdoor activity but are afraid that hosting a marathon isn't for your donors or congregants?
We all make mistakes, I know I do. In fact, I probably make more mistakes in a day than correct decisions! However, too often, I expect others to be tolerant and forgiving and forgetting when it comes to my mistakes while I am too strict in not being as tolerant with regard to the mistakes of others.
Looking for a fun and easy way to raise critical dollars for your organization over the spring and summer?Consider a Swim-a-Thon fundraising event! As opposed to a marathon in which participants run miles, swimmers of all ages earn money for your organization by swimming laps in the pool or teaming up with others to swim long distances.