‘Ghosting’ is the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. Typically, this happens in romantic relationships, however, I have seen it happen in friendships and even social or business relationships. I had an experience this past week with ghosting that I would like to share…

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I want to talk with you about the concept of ‘good versus evil’. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending my annual men’s group that I missed last year due to Covid. One of the discussions we had was regarding the afterlife, religion, and our beliefs. I suggested that any religion or belief is valid,…

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Leadership plays a hugely important role in my life. I am constantly questioning how I can be a good leader to myself, to my children, and to all those around me. In my view, the key to great leadership is embracing humility and truly being seen as a member of one’s community. This means that…

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Commitment is a huge word, and is such an important component of all of our lives. The question is: How do we hold ourselves accountable to our commitments? In my past, I have made countless resolutions—sometimes daily, sometimes annually (think New Year’s resolutions)—only to not make it last longer than a week or a month…

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How do you deal with disappointment—especially when you feel like you have done everything correctly? I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day; he is a man of deep faith in a higher power he chooses to call God. He was saying to me that his greatest challenges in life…

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I have for you today a direct quote from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: “So, I tried to explain to the Rabbi the real difference is not between failure and success. The real difference is between failing and giving up, and failing and keeping on going. That’s the real difference in life. And what keeps me going,…

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The process of amends and their relation to religion has always been very interesting to me. Some believe God can absolve them of all sins and some believe God can’t, and that once a sin has been committed, we are doomed to hell for all of eternity. Yet the view of amends in Judaism really…

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I had a fascinating conversation with my 11-year-old daughter the other day. She was telling me that her classmates and teacher were discussing their relationship with God and his commandments; her friends were saying that they must observe the commandments otherwise God would be angry with them, and that they fear God. My daughter responded…

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One of the greatest gifts I have ever received would have to be friendship. To me, true friendship is a relationship where I’m seen and able to have true dialogue; where I don’t feel the need to answer, “I’m doing great”, when I’m not, and we speak about real concerns and real issues. Most importantly,…

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Recently, I was reading the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and this is what he shared regarding hate and racism: ‘I asked Judea Pearl, father of the murdered journalist David Pearl, why he was working for reconciliation between Jews and Muslims. He replied with heartbreaking lucidity, “Hate killed my son. Therefore, I am determined to…

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