Jummah Reflection: Being Human

Jummah Reflection: Being Human

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   I’m preparing to take a social media break for the next couple weeks and devote my energy to writing the story of my spiritual journey. This is not an easy story to write,…

Digital Centership | On Being Effective Leaders

Digital Centership | On Being Effective Leaders

What does it mean to be an effective leader? Certainly we all want our leadership to make a real impact, to affect change where we see a need, and to motivate and inspire others to join us in fulfilling our…

Jummah Reflection: On Community

Jummah Reflection: On Community

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   We like to romanticize the idea of the lone wolf hero or the independent self-made person who ‘makes it’ on their own. Countless stories and movies have been made about being The One…

Wrestling Jerusalem | 90 Second Trailer

I cannot wait to see this film. Wrestling Jerusalem – 90 SEC TRAILER from Aaron Davidman on Vimeo.

Jummah Reflection:  Your Attention Please

Jummah Reflection: Your Attention Please

I used to believe (and have often stated) that the only thing we have any real control over is how we choose to respond to any given circumstance. But this week I realized there’s one more thing we have absolute…

Jummah Reflection:  From Fasting, Consciousness

Jummah Reflection: From Fasting, Consciousness

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Last night I went to an interfaith iftar and listened to a Muslim teacher and a Catholic priest discuss the value of fasting. And they were in agreement that this particular spiritual discipline allows…

The Party I Want.

There are a few axioms I work with in politics: 1. You can’t legislate human decency 2. You can’t force people to change their minds 3. Laws are changed through precedents 4. Laws are changed over time 5. Politics, by…

Jummah Reflection: Martyrdom is Easy

Jummah Reflection: Martyrdom is Easy

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   There is a profound egoism in waging a constant battle against the ills of the world, especially at the expense of all else.   That’s not to say that we shouldn’t fight injustice,…