Times Of Israel author, Adam Milstein, is a man of many talents. Prior to earning an MBA at USC, he served on the Israel Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War. Today Adam Milstein acts as Co-Founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, where he dedicates time and resources to supporting Pro-Israel organizations. Adam also manages to write blog posts for Times Of Israel, a highly acclaimed online newspaper, while maintaining a position as a managing partner at a private real estate investment firm.
In a recent article, Mr. Milstein lists gifts that should be shared amongst Jewish families, these being guiding principles that are meant to strengthen the connection between the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Pride, Courage, Persistence, Knowledge, Innovation, Belief in the Impossible, Brotherhood, and Passion are the gifts described by Adam Milstein, and he says that these gifts are meant to enrich the lives of the young generations, strengthen families and secure a common future for the Jewish people.
Milstein concurs that Pride is amongst the greatest gifts that can be given, and should be a foundational cornerstone of the truths given to younger generations. He describes pride to be an understanding of “who you are”, and this pride can strengthen the link between Jews and the Jewish homeland. Courage and persistence are also valuable gifts that when imparted upon an individual can give them the drive to fight and stand up for what they believe in, as Jews have done throughout their oppressive history.
Knowledge and Innovation go hand in hand, as these gifts can inspire those who behold them to greater heights. Adam Milstein believes that Jewish people must continue to instill knowledge into their children, and this can drive them towards innovation which is the key to preserving communal institutions of Judaism and will allow them to adapt and succeed in a multicultural, global society.
Milstein is an advocate of the advancement of the Jewish people, and philanthropically supports many organizations that are Pro-Israel. In his work, he seeks to have a positive impact that will encourage Jewish people around the world to strengthen their ties with Judaism and the Of Israel.