YEHUDI – Day of Inspiration
Hosted by Abraham & Nancy Galbut
Senator Joe Lieberman
- United States Senator (1988-2012)
- Democratic Candidate for Vice President (2000)
A thoughtful legislator. A principled man. An effective leader. This is the reputation that Joe Lieberman has earned himself after four terms as the representative of Connecticut in the United States Senate.
On January 19, 2011, in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut, Senator Lieberman announced his plan to retire from the United States Senate at the end of his fourth term. In his remarks he said, “I go forward with a tremendous sense of gratitude for the opportunities I have had to make a difference.”
Perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000, Senator Lieberman has established himself as a national leader—one who works across party lines to find common ground, a person who speaks his conscience and who gets things done for the good of all people in America.
Rabbi YY Rubinstein
Rabbi YY is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world. He regularly speaks throughout the United States as well as the UK, Gibraltar, South Africa, Belgium and Israel.
He regularly broadcasts on BBC National Radio and before moving to the USA, he was a regular contributor to the “Terry Wogan Show” which is the UK’s largest Radio Show with 9 million listeners. He has also written programs for the BBC, including “Yom Kippur” for BBC World Service, which was heard by an audience of 156 Million people. BBC Radio gave him his own show, “Sunrise Sunset” which he co-wrote and presented. It was cited by the Times of London as their “Pick of the Week”.
In March 2011 he became only the ninth person to receive the University of Manchester’s highest award, the Medal of Honour.
A few years ago, the UK’s Jewish Telegraph newspaper reported that the Queen of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is a fan of Rabbi YY’s TV and Radio appearances and confided that she thinks he’s, “Awfully good.”
Mrs. Lori Palatnik
Lori is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).
She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, Brown and Penn. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Palatnik, and is the busy mother of five children, ages 25 to 15.
Rabbi YY Jacobson
One of America’s premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (YY) Jacobson is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on six continents and in forty states, and serving as teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is considered to be one of the most passionate and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.
Rabbi YY Jacobson was the first rabbi ever to be invited by the Pentagon to deliver the religious keynote to the US military Chief of Chaplains and to the National Security Agency. At the conference he was hailed “The Jewish Billy Graham.”
Rabbi Jacobson has written more than 1000 articles on diverse themes of Jewish thought, including: Biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish law, Kabbalah and Chassidism, Jewish history, psychology, philosophy, education, relationships, Israel, and current events. Formerly, he served as editor-in-chief of the largest Yiddish English newspaper existing today, The Algemeiner Journal, and as spiritual leader of Congregation Bais Shmuel in New York.
Judge Dan Butler
Audiences all over North America have been bowled over by Butler’s personal and professional perspectives, his whirlwind delivery, gentle humor, and remarkable insights into the human condition. Dan Butler draws on his experiences as a father, a syndicated weekly columnist, a securities salesman, a college professor, a retail store manager and a regional director for the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY).
He has been a judicial law clerk, a prosecutor, a family court hearing officer and a family court mediator, successfully settling over 1,100 custody cases. Dan Butler served as a judge of the Municipal Court of Pittsburgh, as well as on Pittsburgh’s specialized, Domestic Violence Court.
He has lectured around the country from Radio City Music Hall to the Vermont legislature, and over a thousand times for the United Way. He has spoken about legal issues and on Jewish ethics at hundreds of Jewish events around the country. He is an active Board Member of many charitable organizations and is Past Chairman of the Holocaust Commission of Greater Pittsburgh. Dan is an Executive Board member of the Orthodox Union and has spoken on their behalf in dozens of cities, as a Scholar in Residence.