Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
What is the value of spending our time on lost causes?
In trying to save a life, Rabbi Nehemia Lavi paid with his life.
All we have is right now, this moment.
Reputable organizations lend support, prestige and funds to those who plan, carry out and praise terror attacks against Jews.
The heart of the entire Jewish people is broken.
A recent spate of offensive statements and images are being excused as shockingly dumb errors.
It’s time for me to decide what I’m going to do in the future. I feel lost!
Taking a picture is not the same thing as experiencing a moment. In fact it’s a way of forgetting.
My husband wants me to join him at a business-related party, I want to stay at home to complete my work.
Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.
My path to Judaism began with the question: What would Jesus do?
The holidays are over. Here’s how to hold onto the light.
What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?
Children develop necessary skills and character traits by encountering and overcoming failure.
Two pivotal ideas about Sukkot.
The relationship may have failed but you’re not a failure.
And how to leap over them.
Yes, you can build chemistry! Here are 8 ways to go about it.
If God is good, why is the world so bad?
Israel Independence Day is the time to ask: Where have we been, and where are we heading?
Beyond the Lullaby Effect: Reading the Bible with open eyes.
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.
How my father’s journey from Santa Claus to a gift-lugging dog in a drainpipe led me to Judaism, sort of.
The Hanukkah battle isn’t over. We fight with light.
Candlelight burning so bright. You can’t ever take my light.
Dispelling five myths that block us from connecting to God.
Apple is making an aggressive play for the Jewish cell phone market. Goodbye Siri, hello Shira.
It’s tough, being a work-at-home husband.
What is the most ridiculous Jewish stereotype you have ever heard?
This Rosh Hashanah, make the connection. A stirring video to share with friends.
You won’t believe what this man says about being an Israeli Jew.
The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself, “Who am I?” This is my answer.
October 16, 2011
September 22, 2013 2:41 PM
Effort v.s. result
I found this parenting episode very interesting and thought provoking. When I was a youngster (many years ago) children did fall short of a goal and failed. They understood that there was a defined standard to achieve and if they did not then they would fail. Today children get trophies for showing up to a competition whether or not they win, which is not the way the "real world" works. In my opinion, the child who works hard at a project may get "partial credit" and be praised for his effort if he misses the mark, but to give him"full credit" will not prepare him for the years to come.
September 22, 2013 1:53 PM
Such a powerful lesson!!
We must put a dash of mercy in our judgement of our kids as well as ourselves!! Bc we want GD to add a huge amount of mercy when He judges us!And yes, the effort is maybe even more important than he outcome.Rabbi Y....this is a priceless lesson...thank you!!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.