Have Some Empathy for the Entrepreneur

Think about what it’s like to start and run a small business. You will understand why entrepreneurs have a natural dislike of lawyers, bureaucrats and April 15, Noam Neusner writes.


Jewish professionals, including rabbis, are increasingly taking the food stamp challenge. For a week or even a month, these individuals spend no more than what the federal government gives the needy in food stamps — $5 a day — for all their nutritional needs.

As exercises in empathy go, it’s impressive. I have known several individuals who have done it, and they are powerfully changed by the experience. 


 By Noam Neusner