Patience and Process

Patience and Process
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Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter

Professor and Senior Scholar | Yeshiva University

As children we often ask “are we there yet?” As adults we often still want instant gratification. In this talk, Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter highlights the importance of patience, especially while wo... See more

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Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow!

In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

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Rabbi Dr. Jacob J.  Schacter, 

Professor and Senior Scholar | Yeshiva University

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and a Senior Scholar with the Center for the Jewish Future, at Yeshiva University. He also currently serves as a member of the faculty of The Wexner Foundation and The Wexner Heritage Foundation. From 1977-2005 he served as a pulpit rabbi in congregations in New York City and Massachusetts, and was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard from 1978-1980. In 1995, Dr. Schacter was awarded the prestigious Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellowship from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. In 2007, Dr. Schacter was the Scholar-in-Residence at the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Nashville, TN. He is editor and author of over a dozen books and of over eighty articles and reviews in Hebrew and English, as well as the Founding Editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal, a prestigious academic publication, which has gained international acclaim. Dr. Schacter holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages from Harvard University and received rabbinic ordination from Mesivta Torah Vodaath.