Archive for: Films

Philomena: advanced age often brings gift of wise counsel

Philomena: advanced age often brings gift of wise counsel

I teach adults and I teach kids. When adults do not do well on an exam, they generally do not make excuses. They accept the results and resolve to do better. The...

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Film screening meets its goals, event organizers say

Film screening meets its goals, event organizers say

A private screening was held last week at the The Odeon Cineplex Empress Walk for the premiere Toronto showing of Body and Soul – the State of the Jewish Nation,...

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Master and Commander: quality leadership for the ages

Master and Commander: quality leadership for the ages

Being a synagogue rabbi and a school principal for many years, I have been fascinated by stories of leadership. I am a big fan of John Maxwell, a leadership guru,...

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Whiplash: be mindful of the human cost of achieving excellence

Whiplash: be mindful of the human cost of achieving excellence

In a recent conversation with a friend, we discussed the pros and cons of multitasking. My friend extolled the benefits of multitasking, but I maintained that while...

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The Island: Expressing our individuality is essential

The Island: Expressing our individuality is essential

I live in a city in Israel with a very diverse population, both religious and non-religious. Even within the religious community, there are divisions. All factions...

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