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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
The Arabs of Egypt are screaming for the rights that the Arabs in Israel already have.
Eighteen years after a series of deadly terror attacks leading up to Purim, a unique quilt helped stitch together broken hearts.
My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.
Where is our shame?
Our eldest son is acting out in strange ways. Is this a passing phase or a cry for help?
Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.
How to find God.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.
If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.
Three keys to peering into the soul of the person you’re dating.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.
Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
Dressing modestly states: I am defined by who I am inside, not by what I look like on the outside.
Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
An in-depth video series exploring Esther’s true role in the Purim story.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
You voted for the three best jokes of the year and here they are!
With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.
Are you surprised to hear an Academy Award winning actor thank God so publicly?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
July 12, 2009
April 14, 2011 5:09 PM
This clip is hilarious. You just have to be yourself...
August 31, 2009 11:37 AM
I enjoy this very much
July 21, 2009 4:26 PM
sneaky, but true
I learned in a pyschology class, in order to make yourself 'essential', just know a couple things no one else knows....like, how to reboot the system or something. I thought it was sneaky, but definately see the truth in it.
But hopefully, if you are a hard worker, your supervisors will see that in you and keep you around.
July 16, 2009 9:29 PM
I am the "Smelly Feet" guy. I know. I am not sure I will be around much longer.
July 15, 2009 3:14 PM
it's not about the person
sad to say, but in the corporate world it's nothing personal, it's $#'s - almost any person can fill the shoes of the guy leaving, usually it's 'many people filling in the shoes of those being let go' - it's the difference between getting a job and getting welfare!
July 15, 2009 1:11 PM
At one of the parks I work at, I have been known to be the primary person for helping to keep the park clean from virtually litter-free and clean restrooms. My supervisor noted that I am the primary person for helping keep the park clean.
July 15, 2009 4:43 AM
Everyone always love to be around the person that always has something nice to say to everyone! To be "essential" at work, be the person who greets everyone with a smile, a friendly good morning, or a sincere compliment.
At the end of the day, it's the "real stuff" that matter most to others!
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