Rav Kook is perhaps best known as someone that saw the Divine spark in everyone and everything.
A trip highlight was being able to share Torah and meals with the small Sephardi community in the capital city of San Salvador over Shabbos.
Candidate: Do you socialize with colleagues outside work? Interviewer: No way. Did you not see them?
As in life, there can often be different paths up the mountain – and different strategies to scale it. If your current strategy is not working for you, look for a new one.
I believe that the value of a competition like this is severely diminished if there’s no opportunity to learn from or about the competitors’ strategies.
Each cast and crew member is to be commended not just for staging a series of performances every night the week before finals, but for carving out time in their busy lives and heavy dual curriculum to learn their lines, create the scenery, practice, etc.
I shared with my kids that many teachers in impoverished countries didn’t have internet access at home ... they couldn’t afford to use the (very slow) dial-up access for very long, and the bandwidth wouldn’t be able to accommodate Zoom.
Next time you find yourself burdened by the weight of a task, know that you aren’t G-d and that it’s okay to ask for some assistance.
Moshe's actions on top of the hill displayed a complete trust in G-d that deeply affected everyone. By emulating Moshe, the people became worthy of salvation.
It is important to take a step back to appreciate our ability to track and measure time, one of the prime examples and expressions of freedom in the Torah.
I lacked belief in myself and my innate talents. Growing up in Pharaoh's home I learned a great deal about leadership, however I also noticed the tension between “being there for the masses and being there for the missus,” that is, my wife.
Yosef had committed 14 years of his life to what was likely a very demanding role in the public spotlight, with thousands, if not millions, depending upon him. Perhaps Yosef decided that it was OK to step down.
As the secular year draws to a close, it’s a great opportunity to review not just our contributions to our family, community and workplaces, but to evaluate our spiritual performance and consider our spiritual legacy.
Although the environments in which Yosef finds himself are radically different, upon closer inspection, he plays a similar role in each of these situations.
How does one approach a career in a field with so many options, where it is unclear what step will come next, and how one’s career trajectory will play out?
If there is one lesson that we can learn from this, it is that no matter the degree of our success, all of our accomplishments come from one source: on high.
Many people can list their weaknesses with relative ease (just don’t do that on an interview please!), but have a harder time claiming their unique strengths.
Let’s remember that we are “Children of Israel” and in our DNA is the courage to continue, and even the ability to thrive, despite the struggles we face.
As we approach the biggest travel period of the year, be open to striking up a conversation with the person standing in line with you before boarding, or seated next to you on the plane or bus.
Regardless of where you are in life, start preparing now for the next time you are asked, ‘Tell me about yourself.’