According to the American College Dictionary to retire means: " To withdraw, or go away, to a place of abode or seclusion; to withdraw from office, business or active life." That is not what we envisioned our retirement to be. Sure, it's great to sit on the beach and bask in the sun, to golf, play tennis, etc. But how much of that can one do without feeling that something is lacking?
His name may not be a "household word" today, but at the fin-de-siècle (end of the 19th century) Julius Rosenwald was not only one of America's greatest entrepreneurs, but also one of its leading philanthropists.
When Nick Berg, an American entrepreneur who traveled to Iraq in search of business, was savagely murdered two years ago by Islamic militants, his father seemed angrier at George Bush than at the hellish creatures who slowly and painstakingly sawed off his poor son’s head.
Partnership doesn’t mean equality in skill. It means equality in responsibility and ownership. Show me business partners who have to meet about every single decision and hash it out until they both agree on a course of action, and I will show you bankruptcy proceedings.
They can't quite take credit for inventing them, but Jews had a long, colorful, and mostly profitable involvement with the great retail emporiums - the large scale specialty and department stores that came, literally and figuratively, to dominate the landscape of 20th century America.
For many people, one of the most difficult blessings to say with the proper kavana - sincerity -
is the one uttered upon hearing of a person's passing - Baruch Dayan HaEmet - Blessed is the True Judge.
How did it come to be that the Palestinian Authority, which is required, by the "road map" it signed onto "unconditionally," to dismantle Hamas and other specifically identified terrorist groups, has declared that it will not disarm them, agreeing instead to a ceasefire in place and also offering them a place in their government?