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The Truth Hurts: Parshat Vayigash

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Judah's stirring speech to his brother Joseph still inspires us today.

I Love You, Son: Parshat Mikeitz

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Tune in for an explanation of the gift that Jacob sent to the ruler of Egypt -- his son, Joseph....

Joseph, Hanukkah, and the Dilemmas of Assimilation

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Ruminations about assimilation come naturally to Jews in North America at the winter holiday season. How much should a parent insist that Hanukkah is part of public school celebrations that give students a heavy dose of Christmas?

The Threat of Serenity

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.30.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I've never skied, and I never intend to ski. In fact, I don't understand why anyone does. It seems to me that the things all skiers have in common are the bruises and broken bones inevitably acquired in the winter months.

Missing Jacob: Parshat Vayishlach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 11.27.2015 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Jacob finally returns to Israel but then he waits 2 years before heading to his parents' home. Why did he delay?

Twins Are Very Different (Lessons From Jacob and Esau)

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.

What Genesis Says About Marriage: It's Not What You Think

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

There are many Christians, especially fundamentalists, who remain convinced that the Book of Genesis establishes life-long monogamous marriage between one man and one woman as the sole biblically-approved form of marital union. This is a viewpoint shared by popular writers and even some academics.

What's Does Your Corporate Culture Look Like?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this video, I talk about corporate culture while visiting Mulesoft in San Francisco. They were recently ranked as one of the "Best Places to Work" ...

How Organizations Evolved

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

To specifically show how organizations are evolving from past to future I wanted to create an image that depicts the "Evolution of the Organization."

Why Managers Need to Be Leaders

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We must stop referring to leaders and managers as two separate people. And perhaps most importantly, we need to give leaders at our organizations the opportunity to be officially recognized as managers.

Hierarchy: A Necessary Evil

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in Five, I share my views about hierarchy and whether it's a necessary evil. Many companies around the world are trying ...

The 14 Principles of a Future Organization

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We are seeing an amazing evolution around how we work, how we lead and how we structure our companies.

Camping Out: Parshat Bamidbar

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jewish people are separated into camps, tribes, and families. But G-d makes sure to send the message that each person is important as an individual as well.

Shema Yisrael: Parshat VaYigash

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

During the emotional reunion of Jacob and Joseph, only one of them hugs the other initially. What is the other one doing, and why?

Fathers and Sons: Parshat VaYeishev

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Joseph faces extraordinary temptation as his master's wife attempts to seduce him. His father's image saves him, foreshadowing a later heroic attempt by King David to save his son.

The Journey Home (Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4 - 36:43)

Ariel Mayse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ariel Mayse

In Jewish tradition, the Jabbok symbolizes the enigmatic boundary between life and death. The far bank of the river, the locus of Jacob's struggle, is a liminal frontier shrouded in mystery and fear. But it is also a realm of transition and transformation.

It's Mine, All Mine - Parshat VaYishlach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Jacob gets attacked by Esau's angel after crossing a river alone. What was so important on the other side of the river to cause Jacob to face danger by himself?

Thanksgiving: Parshat VaYeitzei

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Leah names her fourth son "Yehuda," drawing the name from a word meaning thankfulness. But why did she wait for her fourth son's birth before thanking G-d?

Harry's Video Blog: Builders of the Lost Ark: Parshat Terumah

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Partners in Torah brings you Harry's Video Blog and the always entertaining Harry Rothenberg. In this week's Torah portion, Parshat Terumah, the Jewish people are commanded to build the Tabernacle and the Ark while still in the desert. Trees don't grow in the desert.

Why the Twilight Saga Film Franchise Mattered

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Oh sure we may see spin-offs, reboots (probably in a different medium) and/or quasi-sequels in some form or another, but the five-part Edward/Bella saga will come to its apparent climax.

Sleeping For Peace

Lisa Hickman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

May we rest, sleep with the angels, and then wake up to a new day ready to reconcile and reorder this complicated world toward the common good.

LOOK: 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Gets Character Posters

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment

"Breaking Dawn Part 2" doesn't arrive in theaters until November, but that doesn't mean you can't spend a little part of this Thursday in May squealin...

2011's Most Popular Baby Names

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents

Written by Pamela Redmond Satran Sophia is the new top girls’ name in the U.S., unseating Isabella after a two-year reign, according to the Socia...

Lent: Music For A Penitential Season

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

As we renew our Lenten resolutions at the midpoint of this season, perhaps we might consider doing so as Pope Paul III did centuries ago -- reflecting on Michelangelo's Last Judgment.

Patriarchs And Presidents

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Samuel April

To become the founding father of a nation, one had to challenge the status quo. From Lincoln through both World Wars, the presidents preserved the honor and tradition of America. All of those dynamics changed during the 37th presidency.