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Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 1/16/2019
“Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you; that your life will be elongated and that you may fare well…” --Deuteronomy 5:16 One of my favorite Jewish values is honoring – or caring for -- our parents. This value is so important that the Torah states if we do so “your life will be elongated and you may fare well.” That’s quite a promise.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 12/20/2018
The Place: Sedona, Arizona – a magical and spiritual place that emits an energy of inner calm. As I hike in the red rocks and climb up, I am at a loss for words. The beauty and exquisite span of the red rocks makes my heart skip beats. I pray that everyone in the world has an opportunity to experience this feeling.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 11/28/2018
Success is a funny thing. There are all sorts of way to define success. In baseball, the most successful hitter of all-time is Ty Cobb. His lifetime batting average was .366. In fact, any player who hits over .300 for the season is considered not just a success, but a star. But put that same .300 average into a typical classroom setting and the student is not just failing, but is not even close to success. It’s all perspective. What lens do we look through to determine (dare I say judge) that someone, or something, is successful?
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