About the Author

Rabbi Joel Padowitz

Rabbi Joel Padowitz, MBA CFA is a successful entrepreneur who has been involved adult Jewish education for nearly 20 years, specializing in the interface between traditional Judaism & modernity. Rabbi Padowitz is the founder and CEO of New York-based investment bank Palladium Capital Advisors, which is one of the top-25 most active placement agents in the USA. In 2009 he founded Jew IQ which develops mobile applications, content, and curricula for Jewish education and travel. He is also the author of Triumph and Tragedy: Journeying through 1000 Years of Jewish Life in Poland. Rabbi Padowitz gives regular classes in Talmud, Jewish thought, and Jewish law, and previously served as rabbi for Aish HaTorah’s young professional community in London. He is an award-winning speaker and writer whose articles have been published widely in mainstream Jewish media. Aside from rabbinic ordination, he received his MBA from Bar Ilan University where he finished first in his class, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and was honored at the White House by President George H.W. Bush for outstanding achievements in science.

Apple Misunderstands

An Apple commercial equates recording life with actually living it.

Extermination Camps in Occupied Poland

A brief history of these infamous factories of death.

Let There Be Light

Understanding the cultural clash between the Greeks and the Jews.

Sukkot and the Secret of Happiness

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

Your Lulav and Esrog After Sukkot

Mitzvah Recycling! An item used for one mitzvah can be used for another.

The 7 Ushpizin Guests

The Sukkah's spiritual energy invites the souls of Judaism's seven great leaders to partake in the divine light on Earth.

What If It Rains During Sukkot?

During the week-long Sukkot festival, Jews have a mitzvah to live outdoors. What if it rains?

Forty Days to a New You

Today marks the first day of the rest of your life. Here's a Jewish method for making that concept real.

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