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  • What Is Greatness?

    By Rabbi Asher Brander

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As I sit in the heartland of Israel, surrounded by simple and beautiful people, I am constantly amazed at the kindness, the goodness and the utter simplicity of the average Israeli Jew. It is hard to pinpoint why their lives seem to be so greatly enriched even as they struggle to eke...

  • Of Worms and Greatness

    By Rabbi Asher Brander

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    A teacher wanted to demonstrate the evils of liquor to his fifth-grade class. He conducted an experiment with a glass of water, a glass of whiskey and two worms. The teacher put the first worm in the glass of water. The worm wiggled about, happy as can be. Then he put the second...