2017 in retrospect

2017 in Retrospect I can only describe my 2017 as a year of opening doors, climbing stairs, and closing doors. Every time I got tired on the stairs, discouraged, fearful, overconfident, the right person was there on the staircase next to me, giving me the encouragement I needed to take the next step or to […]

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From Failure comes Success

Michael Smerconish recently gave the commencement address at the Klein College of Media and Communications at Temple University. He spoke about rejection and failure and passed on to the graduates the lessons he learned from them. Failure and Rejection A person of diverse skills and talents, Mr. Smerconish’s talk pointed not to his successes but […]

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Vayigash – a Lesson in Choices

The Torah portion Vayigash continues the story of Joseph and his family. In this parsha, Joseph plants a cup in Benjamin’s bag then accuses him of stealing. While much could discussed around this actions, my focus this time is on the the choice put before their brother Judah. Choices Judah has a choice to make. […]

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