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By Nilton Bonder

ISBN-10: 1570624488

ISBN-13: 9781570624483

The Jews are recognized for his or her intuitive genius in getting out of a pickle. With their lengthy background of persecution, they have constructed a knack for escaping possible hopeless predicaments: whilst your again is opposed to the wall, you learn how to imagine quick. Centuries of reasoning and analyzing the Holy Scriptures have additionally contributed to the Jews' ability in fixing the main complicated difficulties. This astute frame of mind is understood in Yiddish as yiddishe kop, actually "Jewish head."

Through Jewish humor, folklore, and stories of the nice rabbis, Rabbi Nilton Bonder provides the fundamental ideas of this artistic method of considering, which sees past appearances to the hidden fact of any challenge. as soon as those are mastered, they might in flip be utilized to many "impossible" occasions that come up in enterprise and in life.

The booklet makes a speciality of 4 degrees of fixing a problem:

   1. On the extent of Information, we method difficulties actually, according to the most obvious and the concrete.

   2. On the extent of Understanding, we receive hid details via strategies reminiscent of wondering, reframing, and emptying the mind.

   3. On the extent of Wisdom, we entry the area of instinct, the place a "fool" can in attaining the most unlikely through hoping on emotions, premonitions, desires, and coincidences.

   4. On the extent of Reverence, we find the hidden fact at the back of appearances. this can be the world of these who dare to take dangers, make commitments, and examine from error, who act out in their residing adventure with out depending completely on cause and conceptual thinking.

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