Rabbi Mark Wildes, Founder and Director of the Manhattan Jewish Experience, meets with young people who are regularly struggling with society's idea of failure and what it means for who they are. What if... our tradition offered a different interpretation? What would that mean for how you see the missteps of your life?See lessSee more
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Every year, far more new entrepreneurs fail than succeed. But if you aren't one of the lucky few, don't despair: Failure has transformed from a source of shame into a badge of honor. Today's CEOs and thought leaders glorify mistakes as key stepping stones to success-a sentiment that Generation X has taken to a whole new level.
"Ever tried, ever failed," Samuel Beckett once wrote. "No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. " (in Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, by Dani Shapiro, p.3) There is an old saying, from the Yiddish that asks how should we define a tzadik?
(RNS) This past weekend, many of us lost a piece of our childhood. I am referring to the death of Adam West, whose most famous role was as Batman in the television series that ran from 1966-1968. We loved the show - despite the fact that there was something famously ridiculous and campy about it.