Five Reasons to Mentor and Be Mentored
In Chaim Potok's acclaimed novel My Name is Asher Lev (1972), the young Orthodox Jewish protagonist has both the misfortune and blessing of being a gifted painter. As a deeply observant Jew, he is not allowed to paint images of bodies which hinders his artistic expression. His troubled parents approach their Rebbe for guidance on their family predicament. He tells the parents, that their son's talent is God-given, not something to be cured or excised, furthermore, he suggests a mentor for the young artist, another, older Jewish artist to ease, guide and teach Asher into the challenging artist's life. Not only is this a beautiful tale of sensitivity, it is also one on the importance of mentoring. People, families, communities, school and businesses need to mentor and be mentored, to nurture and be nurtured. Here are five reasons to mentor and be mentored.
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