Over the past two months, my LinkedIn feed has shifted. The number of posts about AI and ChatGPT borders on the ridiculous. And who knows how many were generated by someone using ChatGPT? First…a bit of background:  Did you know that some of the key players in the AI space are Jewish? Sam Altman is... Read more »

The very idea of a miracle is difficult for most people today to accept as an event that occurred in the past or could occur today. Even for those who believe in the general concept of a G-d find it hard to believe the notion of the occurrence of a supernatural event, whether in modern... Read more »

It is, of course, THE ultimate question: what is our purpose in life? Everyone naturally wishes to find the answer to this question, to make his or her life as meaningful as possible. The purpose of one’s life is a concept that may be understood on many different levels, from the deeply philosophical and abstract,... Read more »

The heavens will always remain heavens. But the earth we can elevate and make heavenly. Kotzker Rebbe [1] HOLINESS AS A MORAL IMPERATIVE G-d gave us 613 commandments. These are precise activators of holiness. In addition, G-d created man with physical and other needs — taking care of our health or earning a living, for... Read more »

Bitachon, trust in G-d, is one of the foundations of our relationship with Hashem. How do we apply this essential principle when facing significant difficulties in our lives? Should it depend upon our merits? These classical sources should help us to understand what bitachon actually means. This is Rabbi Resnick’s first of two essays addressing... Read more »

We all know that McDonald’s is the epitome of “treif.” That said, and in the spirit of our Sages who tell us that we can “learn from every person” – it’s worth noting that the iconic fast food restaurant just unveiled a new commercial that doesn’t show either its food or its restaurants for the first time ever.  If anything,... Read more »

Running a nonprofit is no simple feat. To that end, it’s also important to measure your success and keep in mind what we refer to as, The 4 Principles of Nonprofit Growth:  Provide specific value to a specific audience. Ask yourself: Is your chesed organization providing value? Make sure you aren’t just spinning wheels.  Consistency... Read more »

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