Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Dear Student,

When you were young, what were your dreams, hopes and aspirations? Did you fancy yourself atop Mount Everest? The CEO of a Fortune 500? Or perhaps you wanted to become a doctor but never had a chance to enroll in medical school.

At the age of forty, when many people mourn lost opportunities, one man set out to pursue a dream. He dedicated nearly twenty-five years to its fulfillment. Then, in two tragic weeks, when the dream seemed to crumble before his eyes, he did not despair. Rather with tenacious optimism and perseverance, Rabbi Akiva began to rebuild. In our next lesson of Portraits of Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living, we’ll examine this story and the fruits of Rabbi Akiva’s efforts that are still with us today.

I look forward to seeing you at the Chabad Torah Centre next Tuesday at 7:30pm.

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