Be a Mensch: Unleash Your Power to Be Kind and Help Others

Be a Mensch: Unleash Your Power to Be Kind and Help Others

by Elisa Udaskin

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Who doesn’t want to be a mensch? Someone who exudes kindness, integrity, and honor. The type of person who knows what to say when a friend’s loved one passes away or how to react with empathy and grace when someone at work is being a total schmuck. The kind of person your bubie or grandma would be proud of.

Getting into the mensch mindset takes practice. But simple shifts in your approach to everyday interactions can help you find your inner mensch, revitalizing and strengthening your personal and professional relationships and the values you pass on to your family.

A collection of humorous stories and practical advice—sprinkled with a healthy dose of Yiddish humor—Be a Mensch shows how to incorporate kindness into your daily life and help others through difficult situations. It challenges you to get off your tuches and get involved, not only to help others but to improve your own life too.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940164225810
Publisher: Caring Organizer, LLC
Publication date: 11/16/2020
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 708,030
File size: 856 KB

About the Author

Elisa Udaskin is a seasoned marketing leader with twenty years of experience in Fortune 500 company Mondelez International, formerly Kraft Foods, Nabisco, and Cadbury. She is the founder of, a website offering inspiration, tips, and online meal schedulers to help people support others during difficult times, such as mourning a loved one or experiencing a serious illness.

Elisa holds an MBA and an MA in international affairs. She is recognized for building global and local brands and integrating corporate social responsibility into brand leadership.

Elisa’s greatest passion is to cook and nurture her family and friends. She always keeps homemade chicken soup on hand in case someone she knows could use an extra bit of comfort and support. She has dual Canadian and American citizenship and has lived in Canada, the US, Israel, and Singapore. Elisa currently lives in Morristown, New Jersey, with her husband, two teenage children, and loveable Newfie, Thomas.

Table of Contents


Introduction ix

Chapter One: So, What's with All the Yiddish? . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter Two: You're Already a Mensch (or at Least You

Thought You Were) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Chapter Three: Ess, Mein Kinde, Ess 33

Chapter Four: Are You Meshugenah? 45

Chapter Five: The Kinde, They Can Make Us So Proud . . . . .70

Chapter Six: Be a Mensch at Work 94

Chapter Seven: Time to Really Be a Mensch: Death . . . . . . .115

Chapter Eight: Time to Really Be a Mensch: Illness . . . . . . 141

Chapter Nine: Get Over Yourself and Off Your Tuches . . . .153

Chapter Ten: They Are Being So Difficult . . . . . . . . . . .168

Conclusion: Unleash Your Inner Mensch . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

Glossary of Yiddish Words and Expressions 181

About the Author 185

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