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What is the most important institution for Jewish life?

The home, the shul, the house of learning are the three keystones of Jewish existence. The source of our vitality and endurance as a nation, they nurture our spiritual and emotional selves, clarifying our priorities, sanctifying our lives, and enabling us to achieve greatness.

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Posted on 28 June 2018 in Audio, Your Parsha

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What is the most important characteristic of a leader?

What separates a Mandela from a Zuma? Or a Nixon from a Lincoln? The answer is obvious – values. Principles and ethics and models of behaviour that are stuck to no matter what.

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Posted on 21 June 2018 in Audio, Your Parsha

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How Do We Avoid Life’s Pitfalls?

History is replete with examples of people who had the world at their feet, and then threw it all away.

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Posted on 14 June 2018 in Audio, Your Parsha

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How Do We Rise Above Groupthink?

Human beings are social creatures. We are influenced heavily and decisively by those around us, and very often base our thoughts, actions and opinions on what others think, do and believe. How do we withstand this social pressure, this groupthink? And more than this, is there a way we can use it to our advantage?

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Posted on 07 June 2018 in Audio, Your Parsha

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Are You Humble?

For many of our sages, humility is the ultimate Torah value. The Ramchal sees it as one of the highest spiritual and moral states a person can reach. The Ramban writes passionately about humility in his famous letter to his son, describing it as the access point for a host of other Torah values. For the Rambam, humility is the rare exception to his Golden Mean – a trait which requires us to go to extremes. Why?

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Posted on 31 May 2018 in Audio, Your Parsha

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