Shabbat Table Talk

The Purim Takeaway

Some people are good at filling out forms, some are excellent at organizing, and others are great at parallel parking. We all have our talents. What about when we are required to reach beyond our comfort zone? How do we feel? Do we dread it, go for it, or just try to get through it? The stor…

Vayikra - It's All in the Approach

It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it. The approach is key to all interactions. The words you choose, the style you utilize, and even the backdrop you pick will inspire the reaction you receive. The beginning of our Parsha, Vayikra, shows us just that: 
 
וַיִּקְרָ…

Spiritual Genetics

“You look just like your grandmother! I haven’t seen such a skilled basketball player in this league since your father graduated from high school twenty-five years ago. You have the voice of an angel, just like your brother did ten years ago when he was in my choir.” 

Genetics are fa…

Vayakhel: Infusing Your Talent

According to the Torah all human beings are created individually, with unique talents and strengths to do their part to develop the world around them. When a person latches onto a unique talent they have been endowed with and actualizes it, the result is truly satisfying for the accomplisher…

Equality vs. Meritocracy

Equality vs. meritocracy: how do they square with one another? As fair and reasonable people we want everyone to have equal opportunities and benefits, yet when some people put in more effort and/or achieve more than others, shouldn’t they be rewarded for it? The building of the Desert Tab…