web analytics
November 26, 2014 / 4 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



It’s My Opinion: Don’t Give Up

South-Florida-logo

South Florida was gripped with excitement as the recent NBA championship series unfolded with the Miami Heat battling the San Antonio Spurs for the 2012-2013 title.

Heat mania hit Miami. Many wore caps and tee shirts with team logos. Cars and trucks carried flags and bumper stickers. Banners were draped on buildings. The scores and progression of the best-of-seven series made front-page headlines in the Miami Herald.

Game six looked ominous. The Spurs were ahead in the series three games to two and led late in the fourth quarter. The Spurs could taste sweet victory. Officials wheeled out the championship trophy and roped off the area in preparation for San Antonio’s inevitable victory. Many Heat fans got up and left the arena. There seemed no reason to stay.

The Heat, however, simply refused to give up. They forged ahead in a quintessential team effort and won the game.

Two nights later the Heat won game seven. They were NBA champions for the second straight year.

Life is the ultimate contact sport and all of us would do well to gain some winning strategies. There is a lot to be learned from this contest.

Sometimes being stubborn can work toward the good. Jewish tradition advises that “even if a sharp sword is resting on one’s neck, do not give up hope.”

The Miami Heat showed incredible tenacity. Even when it looked as though they were facing certain defeat, they didn’t give up. This is a lesson for us all.

New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra offered an insightful observation on this subject when he counseled, “It ain’t over till its over.” Yogi was right.

About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “It’s My Opinion: Don’t Give Up”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
A look inside the IAF war room
IDF to Stop Persecution of Observant Soldiers With Beards
Latest Sections Stories
Schonfeld-logo1

This core idea of memory is very difficult to fully comprehend; however, it is essential.

Respler-112114

Sometimes the most powerful countermove one can make when a person is screaming is to calmly say that her behavior is not helpful and then continue interacting with the rest of the family while ignoring the enraged person.

LBJ-112114

“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall divide within you.”

Divorce from a vindictive, cruel spouse can be a lifelong nightmare when there are offspring.

There were many French Jews who jumped at the chance to shed their ancient identity and assimilate.

As Rabbi Shemtov stood on the stage and looked out at the attendees, he told them that “Rather than take photos with your cellphones, take a mental photo and keep this Shabbat in your mind and take it with you throughout your life.”

Yeshiva v’Kollel Bais Moshe Chaim will be holding a grand celebration on the occasion of the institution’s 40th anniversary on Sunday evening, December 7. Alumni, students, friends and faculty of the yeshiva, also known as Talmudic University of Florida, will celebrate the achievement and vision of its founders and the spiritual guidance of its educational […]

The yeshiva night accommodates all levels of Jewish education.

Recently, Fort Lauderdale has been the focus of international news, and it has not been about the wonderful weather.

Rabbi Sacks held the position of chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for 22 years until September 2013.

The event included a dvar Torah by student Pesach Bixon, an overview of courses, information about student life and a student panel that answered frequently asked questions from a student perspective.

It is difficult to write about such a holy person, for I fear I will not accurately portray his greatness…

“Grandpa,” I wondered, as the swing began to slow down, “why are there numbers on your arm?”

So the real question is, “How can we, as hosts, make sure our guest beds are comfortable?” Because your guests will never say anything.

More Articles from Shelley Benveniste
South-Florida-logo

Yeshiva v’Kollel Bais Moshe Chaim will be holding a grand celebration on the occasion of the institution’s 40th anniversary on Sunday evening, December 7. Alumni, students, friends and faculty of the yeshiva, also known as Talmudic University of Florida, will celebrate the achievement and vision of its founders and the spiritual guidance of its educational […]

The yeshiva night accommodates all levels of Jewish education.

Recently, Fort Lauderdale has been the focus of international news, and it has not been about the wonderful weather.

Rabbi Sacks held the position of chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for 22 years until September 2013.

The event included a dvar Torah by student Pesach Bixon, an overview of courses, information about student life and a student panel that answered frequently asked questions from a student perspective.

When non-practicing or non-affiliated Jews actually go to a Shabbat dinner, they want an authentic experience.

The popular Thai Treat Restaurant, now in its 12th year, serves incredible Thai food and is a favorite spot for kosher diners from all over the world.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/south-florida/its-my-opinion-dont-give-up/2013/07/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: