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Two People Who Tried to Do the Impossible

The Jewish way to define success

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Two People Who Tried to Do the Impossible : The Jewish way to define success

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Pekudei, Effort, Bithiah

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Danica Phoenix, AZ March 11, 2016

Thank you. Blessings on you. Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn via jewishwindsorterrace.org March 10, 2016

Sensitive and wise treatment about the relationship between "results" and "effort." This teaching should be viewed and considered by parents driven by fear of their children not getting the academic results they might consider to be so important. Of course, with the Rabbi's stress on doing one's best, one has to ask what that means. In the teaching, it seems that "doing one's best" must be linked to trust in Almighty God. It is He who ratifies our efforts. "Doing one's best" within a context of atheism would be mere behaviorism. Thanks for posting this teaching. Reply

Alicia Madrid March 10, 2016

Rate effort and results Dear Rabi Yacov Barber,

thanks a lot for your inspirational words. It is certainly very true. In sport training it might be easier to realize how much effort a person is doing to improve, but studying, most of the time, is done on one own, and improving thoughts and ideas is not easy to measure. Exams are not always well designed. Good day. Reply

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