Hi, My name is Shalom Pollack, licensed Israel tour guide and journalist. Upon making Aliyah in 1977 It has been my privilege and pleasure to share this amazing land with countless visitors and readers as a …Keep Reading!
You could be forgiven for thinking that ‘self-improvement’ and ‘self-help’ and ‘self-development’ is a fairly recent phenomenon inspired by Tony Robbins and other ‘self-help’ gurus. But the truth is that the first ‘self-development’ program was …Keep Reading!
By now, you may or may not have completed all of your Pesach cleaning and self- or family-tradition-imposed slavery. If you are still struggling with the concept of ever getting everything done in time, please …Keep Reading!
Now, we all know, in theory, that chametz (leavened products) equals gaava, or arrogance. As Pesach (Passover) draws ever closer, we’ll be told that in any number of shiurim (lessons), articles and podcasts, that one of the …Keep Reading!
Over the weekend I found myself thinking about my violin career and well, frankly, how limited the opportunities are, at least those on the professional orchestra level. There are only so many orchestras in the …Keep Reading!
Everyone knows that Purim is a time of simcha, or happiness, and of merrymaking, dressing up and giving gifts of food to our friends and neighbors, but there are also a lot of ‘secrets’ hidden …Keep Reading!
A tale of my adventures into extremely basic “programming” and the week’s parsha. A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to take all the Shmiras HaLashon lessons Devorah Sisso (who I work for) gives in …Keep Reading!
I was recently with my friend’s 7-year old daughter and was telling her, “Next time, I’ll take you and your brothers out!” “Actually,” she goes. “Maybe next time my mommy can come and she and …Keep Reading!