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9 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
54. Ararat: A Failed Plan For Persecuted Jews
Mordechai Noah was one of the first influential Jews in the United States, and in 1825 he decided to save all of the persecuted Jews around the world. He called it Ararat, and it was located right near Niagara Falls, and the story teaches us all about planning.
7 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
53. The Hero You Never Heard Of
Elizabeth Everest was a simple woman, virtually anonymous in history. She never achieved any fame. She never had much money. She wasn’t a particularly accomplished person. She never married and didn’t have a family. However, if not for her, your life would probably not be the same; in fact the entire free world today would likely be a totally different place.
12 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
52. Bill Buckner
52. Bill Buckner by Compelling Stories And Life's Lessons by Rabbi Nachum Meth
9 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
51. Einstein’s Mistake
It is hard to overstate how brilliant Albert Einstein was. In 1905—within a span of just a few months—he produced four paper: each one of them on its own revolutionized the way scientists understood the universe. But his genius was not without flaw.
6 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
50. The Unbelievable Doctor
William Rockefeller, born in the early 1800s, was a remarkable doctor - traveling across the midwest from town to town offering his medical services. The results of pills, potions, and remedies were unbelievable.
7 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
In 1985, Mexico City was rocked by a devastating earthquake, leaving much of the city in ruins. The story of how an unlikely country from around the globe joined in the relief effort teaches us a powerful lesson in gratitude.
10 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
48. What Was The War Of 1812 About?
The War Of 1812, like all wars, was costly: more than 2,00 soldiers were killed and thousands more were injured. Washington, DC, was burnt to the ground. And I believe that most people today don’t even know why the war was fought.
5 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
A Time To Grow
A Time To Grow by Compelling Stories And Life's Lessons by Rabbi Nachum Meth
8 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
47. Reckless With Rockets
47. Reckless With Rockets by Compelling Stories And Life's Lessons by Rabbi Nachum Meth
7 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
46. Sandpipers by Compelling Stories And Life's Lessons by Rabbi Nachum Meth
9 minutes | May 25, 2021
45. A Critical Look At Ben Franklin
Although Benjamin Franklin was one of then most accomplished Americans ever, he was estranged from his son William. The source of their rift is highlighted by a lesson the Torah teaches us about relationships.
10 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
44. Dignity And Self Respect
Andy showed up drunk to an important event. Jim got into a fight with a friend and threatened to stab him. Lynn was vulgar in his actions and speech. We’ve all encountered inappropriate people who have poor conduct. But their behavior is not their biggest failure.
9 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Major General John Sedgwick was loyal and dedicated to his soldiers and country. So when he saw a gap in his artillery lines at the Battle of Spotsylvania, he bravely charged to the front to reposition his division. It was a terrible mistake.
6 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
42. Two Mountaintops In Israel
In commemoration of the second Yahrzeit of my dad, Dr. Sheldon Meth. Two seemingly random events on two seemingly random mountaintops separated by a few miles and a few millennia dramatically changed the course of history.
9 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
41. Wilmer McLean’s Houses
Wilmer McLean was a simple grocer living a quiet life in a quaint home in Manassas, VA. When his neighborhood took a turn for the worse and his house was vandalized, he decided to move farther south and bought a different quaint home. What happened next was no coincidence.
8 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
40. Just Keep Swimming
Catalina Island is a beautiful island of of the coast of California, and in 1952 a young athlete attempted to swim its 26-mile channel. The story of her dramatic swim is an inspiring lesson in determination, perseverance, and personal growth.
12 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
39. The Bonus Army: It’s Not About What You Say
In 1924, Congress passed the World War Compensation Act—a payment to soldiers who fought in the first World War. But then came the Great Depression and everything changed. An insight from the Torah explains one man’s success and another’s failure, and is a critical lesson for solving friction in our relationships.
11 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
38. Don’t Take Success For Granted
A young man moved to the San Fransisco Bay area in the 1850s looking to get rich quick. It’s the gold rush, it’s a boomtown; what could go wrong? A lesson from one man’s failures becomes an insight for success.
10 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
37. John Quincy Adams’s Greatest Accomplishment
37. John Quincy Adams’s Greatest Accomplishment John Quincy Adams was one of the most brilliant people to ever serve as president. He was also one of the most qualified. Yet, he would be the first to tell you that his presidency was a complete failure. But the story doesn’t end there.
10 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
36. Ups And Downs
Mr. A lived a life of failure, personal tragedy and sorrow. Mr. B lived a life of success, personal victories, and happiness. Their lives go in very different directions. You know who they are; can you guess their identity? Here is a hint: it's a trick question.
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