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Noted consultant and author Maurice Stein addresses a capacity crowd in Boro Park, sharing his insights on how to succeed in the business world. (Oct. 3, 2013) Photo Credit: Yossi GoldbergerLocal org offers college education to Chasidic community with all-kosher curriculum, 'no schtuss'

It was a full house Thursday night (Oct. 3) at Boro Park's Anshei Sfard Hall, as hundreds of mostly Chasidic Jews came out to receive divrei chizuk (words of inspiration), coupled with practical career advice and information on the programs offered by Testing and Training International (TTI), an organization that helps Chareidi men and women pursue certifications and college degrees that fit both their busy schedules and the rigorous demands of the Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.

Headlining the event was internationally-renowned consultant and success coach Maurice Stein, whose weekly column in Ami Magazine, titled “Parnoosa,” offers a treasure

On Monday, October 7, over 800,000 people from all over Israel attended the levaya of HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef, ZTL.The Jewish world mourns the loss of one of the greatest Torah leaders of the generation.

Born in 1920 in Baghdad, Iraq to Rabbi Yaakov and G'orgia Ovadia, Hacham Ovadia Yosef emigrated with his family to Jerusalem at age four. As a teenager he attended Porat Yosef Yeshiva. He was ordained by his 21st birthday and married Margalit Fattal when he was 24. (She passed in 1994 after raising 11 children together.)

In 1947 Hacham Ovadia was asked to come to Cairo, Egypt to serve as a teacher and on

The author says that HaRav Ovadia Yosef, zt’l was far greater and more sophisticated than the scholars who wrote research papers and books about himBroad halakhic shoulders, tremendous knowledge and solid authority. This less sensational and 'newsworthy' aspect of his work was not given the attention it deserved by the mainstream media, but it is the essence of HaRav Ovadia.

At the end of the Yom Kippur War, a great number of I.D.F. soldiers were unaccounted for. By Oct. 25, 1973, no less than 417 I.D.F. personnel were officially declared missing-in-action, and their numbers continued to grow. MIA status signifies a devastating reality

In Jerusalem:  “We are orphans without our father – HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef, ztlOur world changed last Monday afternoon when Maran, Haham Ovadia Yosef passed from this world into the world of truth. Within hours of his passing hundreds of thousands of people converged on Jerusalem for his funeral and burial. Estimates ranged from 750,000 people at the levaya at Porat Yosef Yeshiva in the Geula neighborhood to a million who had passed through the cemetery in the Sanhedria neighborhood by midnight. Imagine that more than 10% of Israel's population came to pay respects.  The crowd

Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef was accessible to all people. He is pictured here speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuWords in memory of a great Torah leader, who passed away on Monday, 3 Heshvan.

Woe to the ship whose captain is gone, woe to the generation that has lost its leader.

The Rishon Letzion Rav Ovadia Yosef was the wonder of our time, on the one hand a leader who cared personally about every Jew and on the other hand a leader who moved an entire generation forward.

All kinds of people from all levels of society found answers to their questions, problems and requests at his door.

Rabbi Chaim