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Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (III)

Dr. Goldman went from testifying as an expert witness to being the defendant. Could it have been because of his yamulke?

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (II)

Mitchell Geller was inducted as a Jewish chaplain; a rabbi and a beard go hand in hand. To tell a rabbi to take off his beard would be akin to telling a Catholic Father to remove his collar.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (I)

The story of Air Force Chaplain Rabbi Geller's options concerning his beard: "Either you go to the barber shop or you go to jail."

Guard Your Influence (Conclusion)

It is quite a mind-shift to look at your life from the future. This entails thinking about your greatest legacy, how will one be remembered?

Guard Your Influence (V)

This Torah family, despite being in mourning, truly understood the value of every act and how it could change the world.

Guard Your Influence (IV)

At its worst, nearly 200,000 'fare-beaters' daily entered NY City's transit system without paying

Guard Your Influence (III)

How the "Broken Windows Theory" helped solve graffiti on NYC subways and led to a more orderly NYC.

Guard Your Influence (II)

A person's environment can work for the good or the bad; but it works more powerfully for the bad.

Guard Your Influence (I)

No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.

Chanukah

Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT

The Yale Five (Conclusion)

Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing

The Yale Five (IV)

The Yale 5 became the cause célèbre of liberals who maligned & conservatives who triumphed the cause

The Yale Five (III)

The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected

The Yale Five (II)

Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.

The Yale Five

Yale argued living on campus meant living in the "real world," with its complexities and challenges

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (III)

I felt terror posing questions to Rav Elyashiv doing so only twice in the 9 years I was in his shiur

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (II)

In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir

Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements

A Humbling Lesson (IX)

Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth

A Humbling Lesson (VIII)

If we are certain that God is on our side, we can easily become arrogant and even cruel

A Humbling Lesson (VII)

Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility

A Humbling Lesson (Part VI)

Though braggarts come across as conceited, their boasting often reflects a low sense of self-regard

A Humbling Lesson (Part V)

A humble person who achieves a position of prominence will utilize the standing to benefit others.

A Humbling Lesson (Part IV)

“he’s my rabbi” the Black painter said with pride, pulling out a photo of the Rebbe from his wallet

A Humbling Lesson (Part III)

Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

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