Three days before his sudden passing in the winter of 1991, Rabbi Avraham Hyam Lapin delivered what turned out to be a prophetic final Shabbat drasha to his congregation, Am Echad in San Jose, California.
Thinking of returning to school for an MBA? If so, you have lots of company. Highly ranked MBA — master of business administration — programs remain extremely competitive, despite the economic downturn. This is true not only for the full-time and part-time MBA programs that are geared toward people who have between two and eight years of work experience, but also for executive MBA programs tailored for more seasoned workers.
I once attended a class on Pesach preparation taught by a rabbi who told his all-female audience that the entire search for chametz outside the kitchen should take no longer than one hour, tops. This was an Orthodox rabbi, mind you, speaking to women who had been going mano a mano (so to speak) with the business side of a scrubbing sponge for days. This rabbi was never seen or heard from again, undoubtedly whisked away into the Kosher Witness Protection Program by colleagues who feared for his life.
Waiting for her flight to take off from Denver to New York, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis is on the phone doing what she does best: speaking from the heart about her lifelong mission to rekindle the connection between assimilated Jews and God.
At the beginning of his senior year in high school, Amir Steinberg attended Yom Kippur services with his family in Houston and listened to what has since become known in their family as “the bitachon sermon,” referring to the Hebrew word for trust or faith.
In September 2004, Dove did something radical for a player in the beauty industry: it launched an ad campaign that didn’t feature the typical size 0 model. Instead, it featured real women who clearly defied the starlet-skinny chic that had come to represent the media “ideal” of the female form.
The other day at the gym, the teacher sent us to the wall for a set of standing push-ups.
\"Place your hands on the wall at breast level,\" she instructed.
I placed my hands on the wall at breast level. I saw that my hands were headed for the Gulf of Mexico.
Too-frequent weigh-ins can sabotage any diet efforts, because a woman\'s weight is a mysterious, jumpy, undependable thing that does not follow any known laws of nature. Over-weighing would lead to stress. Stress would slow down my metabolism, which was already prone to sleeping in late.
On her big day, Yael spoke with maturity and depth about the concepts of oz and hadar, strength and splendor, for which the Jewish woman is praised in Eishet Chayil. She explained that this is the kind of strength that springs from faith in God and from the courage of one\'s convictions.