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Today’s popular large group therapy seminars claim to help us heal from our egocentric thoughts and entrenched defenses that skew the way we relate to the people and situations around us. Is it just more new age mumbo jumbo infiltrating our communities, or should every spiritually conscious Torah Jew on a quest for emotional well-being and personal growth run to sign up?
Rav Hillel Zaks, the Chofetz Chaim’s grandson, was a gaon in both the revealed and concealed Torah, but he relentlessly devoted his life to helping his talmidim figure things out for themselves. For the many devastated disciples who considered him their “Abba” as he kept them focused on the path of emes, his passing last week on 22 Teves was the loss of Radin again.
What happens when the second generation enters Dad’s business?
He completed the Technion when he was still a teenager, but put his PhD on hold so he could finish his semichah. Just 32 years old, Dr. Nathan Keller is a world-class rising star on the horizon of mathematical investigation and cryptology, whose code-cracking research upended the cellular industry and made automobile manufacturers overhaul security. How does he relate to his intellectual gifts? “Ultimately,” he says, “my home is in the beis medrash.”