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The Art of Jewish Community



The Art of Jewish Community

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

This week as I walked through the hallways of our school, I was reminded about the power of working in …

I Have a Question



I Have a Question

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

There is an old joke that asks “Why do Jews always answer a question with a question?  How should they …

#BORNTOBLUM



#BORNTOBLUM

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rabbi Akiva, a leading Talmudic rabbi, once taught a story about a fox.  The fox was standing on the bank

Music to My Ears



Music to My Ears

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

There is rarely a conversation in our home, where my wife Jessica and I do not find a way to …

Superheroes



Superheroes

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Day School education helps to train the next generation of Jewish leaders. Larry Holman in his book 11 Lessons in …

Using Our Heads



Using Our Heads

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Why do we call the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah instead of the more literal translation Shana Chadasha?  What …

Counting Our Blessings



Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

This is a message about blessings.  All too often, we take them for granted.  I apologize for …

The Improvement Challenge



The Improvement Challenge

The Improvement Challenge

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

There is a buzz in the air at Bornblum. It is the sound of teachers and staff …

Focusing on What is Within



Focusing on What is Within

Focusing on What is Within

by Daniel R. Weiss
Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Just prior to Shabbat this past week, my family hung our Mezuzah on the front …

A Legacy of Love



A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

by Daniel R. Weiss

Daniel R. Weiss is the Head of School at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Today, Friday, July 27 is Tu B’Av (the 15th day of the Hebrew month Av).  …