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?
This Torah family, despite being in mourning, truly understood the value of every act and how it could change the world.
At its worst, nearly 200,000 'fare-beaters' daily entered NY City's transit system without paying
How the "Broken Windows Theory" helped solve graffiti on NYC subways and led to a more orderly NYC.
A person's environment can work for the good or the bad; but it works more powerfully for the bad.
No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.
Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT
Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing
The Yale 5 became the cause célèbre of liberals who maligned & conservatives who triumphed the cause
The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected
Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.
Yale argued living on campus meant living in the "real world," with its complexities and challenges
I felt terror posing questions to Rav Elyashiv doing so only twice in the 9 years I was in his shiur
In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech
Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements
Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth
If we are certain that God is on our side, we can easily become arrogant and even cruel
Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility
Though braggarts come across as conceited, their boasting often reflects a low sense of self-regard
A humble person who achieves a position of prominence will utilize the standing to benefit others.
“he’s my rabbi” the Black painter said with pride, pulling out a photo of the Rebbe from his wallet
Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.
The enormity of Hiram’s accomplishments crazed him and deluded him into self-deification.
Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance.
Separating fun from happiness can liberate, regarding (a) time, (b) money and (c) jealousy.