Tag: Film


Ambition, Anticipation and Iran: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (July 6-10), we discussed tips for being true to yourself when professional pressure intensifies, the upside to anticipating negative outcomes, the bright future of Judaism in the United States despite a less religious populace and the process of furthering Middle East peace. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Authenticity and Ambition: Four Steps to Nurturing Both – Naomi Telushkin Experiencing the world’s most famous film festival was as intense as I’d anticipated when I went to Cannes.......

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Character Day is Today!

Can you learn to be kinder and braver? Can practice make you more persistent, more optimistic, and more compassionate? Is it possible to cultivate your curiosity and creativity, widen your perspective, and strengthen your resilience? These are important questions for us individually and collectively as we work on what it means to flourish as human beings in the 21st century.? For millennia, religions and wisdom traditions understood that their “job to get done” was to help people develop these strengths and virtues. Today, we are beginning to have the social science and......

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New Movie Wadjda Sparks Reflection on Gender Equality

In this week’s Week in Wisdom, our weekly round up of what we’re reading and watching, I shared the trailer for the film Wadjda, a compelling film – one of those films you wake up thinking about the next morning.? It evokes so many questions and feelings. How will we in the West deal with the Arab Muslim version of feminism, which will be very different from ours? (Do a search for Arab – Muslim feminism and you will get close to 3 million results.) Can Muslim feminists reclaim their religion and......

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