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The Importance of Feedback



The Importance of Feedback

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

Feedback is essential. It is important to give and important to receive. In their book, Thanks for the Feedback: The …

Informing Our Identity



Informing Our Identity

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

The story of the Maccabees is the quintessential story of the fight against assimilation. But is assimilation really that bad? …

Finding Light in Darkness



Finding Light in Darkness

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

When I was younger, I was afraid of the dark. Just like so many of our children, I wouldn’t go …

Inquiry



Inquiry

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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks once said, “In Judaism to be without questions is not a sign of faith, but a …

Leading the Way



Leading the Way

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

The opening page of Simon Sinek’s book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Other’s Don’t, sets the …

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