The Overthinker's Dilemma: An Argument Against Why

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Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky

Teacher, Coach, & Therapist

While many famous and not so famous folks would argue that the most important thing you can do for yourself or your business is to find and lead with your why, Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky makes the case for the opp... See more

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Do First, Understand Later | My Jewish Learning

The Jews accepted the Torah with the statement "naaseh v'nishma" -- we will do and we will hear. Judaism is often said to be a religion of deed rather than of intention.

Rabbi Yakov  Danishefsky, 

Teacher, Coach, & Therapist

Yakov is a Judaic Studies teacher at the Ida Crown Jewish Academy and a Clinical Intern at Insideout Living Inc., a private therapy practice in Evanston and Downtown Chicago. As a teacher and therapist Yakov brings a blend of mind and heart through his warm, relatable, and sincere presence. After completing Rabbinical Ordination and a Master's degree in Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University, Yakov is finishing a Master's in Social Work. Yakov recently completed the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Yakov dreams of becoming an Offensive Coordinator in the NFL and is currently the head boys Varsity basketball coach at Ida Crown. Yakov lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana, and three children, Baruch, Shalom, and Leah.