Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President & Dean of the Valley Beit Midrash, the Founder & President of Uri L’Tzedek, the Founder and CEO of The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute and the author of ten books on Jewish ethics.Newsweek named Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America and the Forward named him one of the 50 most influential Jews.
Thirty years in the future, I imagine myself walking down a busy street. All my children are now grown, perhaps with children of their own, and my wife and I are alone at home.
In this vision, I…see myself on a business trip halfway across the country. As I make my way out of my hotel towards my destination, I lock eyes on a stranger—but something about him looks familiar. We exchange glances, but proceed with our busy lives. Yet I know I’ve seen those eyes before. Being a foster parent means… >> Read More
Parenting my children (biological and foster), more than any other endeavor in my life, has taught me deep insights in ways that I have yet to realize fully. One aspect that I am completely certain…of is that they are challenging me to grow in my character traits, or middot. In particular, I have had to learn a new form of humility. Along with my wife, I want to craft perfect moments for my kids, moments that will be lifelong memories; moments that will have intentional and deliberate meaning. But… >> Read More