Purim 2018 – mind vs spirit, logical and creative thinking

[INSERT_ELEMENTOR id=”2589″] Purim 2018 – mind vs spirit,logical and creative thinking Up till now, Purim was for me no more than a nice children’s holiday. The holiday, when all efforts go into making it fun for my son as we sew/build/create his costume. When I take heaps of photos of…

Dream Realization – an offer for an Empowerment Class

A week ago, I met with a group of students from Quality Engineering course held last year at the Riyan Center in Rama village, conducted by the Erez College in Shlomi. The Riyan Center is an organization dedicated to helping the Arab and minorities to find better employment, and this…

What’s the deal with the change?

[INSERT_ELEMENTOR id=”2589″] What’s the deal with the change? A few weeks ago, a student asked me a very interesting question, following a discussion about her frustration with improper Quality Assurance practices in the organization where another student, her friends, works. The question she asked was: “What’s the deal with the…

Happy Hanukkah 2017

Tonight is the lighting of the first Hanukkah candle. Of all the Jewish holidays, Hanukkah is probably my favorite. And that is not only because of its trappings – all the light, and the candles, and the sufganiyot and the levivot (I so love levivot) – but also because of…

The changes in ISO 9001 standard in a whole different light

Ever since the appearance of the new revision of the ISO 9001 standard was published, I see incessant discussions of frightened Quality Assurance people on the differences between the revisions of 2015 and that of 2008, as well as a multitude of classes and trainings promising to help with the…

Happy Passover – 2017

Tonight, we celebrate Passover, 14th of NIssan, 5777. Nice date, with lots of 7s in it. As every year, I endeavor to learn something new (for myself) about each holiday. It may well be that something is new for me but not for you, as I have begun to study…

On responsibility, leadership and in-between

The differences between the revisions of standard ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 do not begin and end with process-orientation and risk management. The old chapter 5, from the 2008 revision, was called Management Responsibility. In the new, 2015, revision it has been separated in two, and the part which remains…

Happy Sukkot – 2016

Today begins the Sukkot Festival. Like any Jewish holiday, so does this one, too, have layers of meaning and a uniqueness, both in significance and in action. Like in Passover, we do a lot of things we do not normally engage in, which facilitates the making of spiritual and other changes…

Blessings for the New Jewish Year – 2016

The New Jewish Year is almost upon us, and I would like to wish to all the Jews (and the non-Jews) a Good and Blessed Year! Shana Tova! In designing and formulating this year’s greeting and its card, I have chosen to say something completely unrelated to all the tradition…

Risk Based Thinking

Risk Based Thinking 25 באוגוסט 2016 Last week I have read an article, posted at the professional social network, LinkedIn, on the subject of transition to the new/renewed QMS standard ISO 9001:2015. The standard emphasizes and centers on Risk Based Thinking . The article was written by IRCA Certified QMS…

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