The secret to Jewish longevity is our power of narrative. Howard Gardner, professor of education and psychology at Harvard University, is one of the great minds of our time. He is best known for his theory of “multiple intelligences,
Dealing honorably in business is the acid test for whether religion is truly relevant. Many have a mistaken idea of what is within the scope of Jewish tradition.
For years, the conventional wisdom was that to get ahead in secular society, you had to tone down your Jewishness. But Senator Joseph Lieberman has changed all that. As an orthodox Jew, he observes Shabbat, eats kosher, and prays three times a day.
One day, when Meir Schuster and his friend were in their early twenties, they had just finished praying at the Western Wall. They watched other young people going to the Wall and being lit up by the experience. And the thought struck both of them at the same time:
In his autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom,” South African President Nelson Mandela, considers the balance needed when reflecting on the past and the future, on achievements and failures:
Beethoven wrote more than 700 works of music, some after he became deaf. It is said that he sawed the legs off his piano, and used the floor as a sounding board. Lying with his ear to the wooden floor,
What Does Change Look Like?
For Alfred Nobel, the beginning of change looked like an obituary in a French newspaper: his own. Nobel, a Swedish arms-manufacturer, invented dynamite.