Morton L. Mendel, one of the top businessmen and social leaders in the United States, is one of the great Jewish philanthropists. A few hundred dollars that he managed to raise at the beginning of his career together with his two brothers to open a bolt and nut business, became in the course of time several billion dollars. A significant part of the capital has been devoted for many years to the effort to develop more and more possibilities to educate and innovate, repair and restore, improve and initiate, professionalize and create. His ability to realize his dreams with such impressive success is tied to his deep belief in the power of excellent people and his desire to help them achieve their best. In the ability of one excellent person - he says - to change the world. He translates this ambition into action and vigorous involvement. His social activity spans many fields: starting with the improvement of higher education and strengthening the humanities in the United States and Israel and ending with the rehabilitation of neighborhoods and the renewal of the urban fabric. Mandel is a major and veteran activist in the organizational systems of American Jewry, does a lot to strengthen the Jewish communities in the Diaspora and is committed to the strength of the State of Israel and its prosperity. Among other things, he initiated the establishment of the "Mandel Institute for Leadership" in Jerusalem and he finances and closely monitors its activities all these years. He heads the "Parkwood" corporation and serves as the chairman of the "Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation" which deals with renewing the face of Jewish education, training educational, social and public leadership and supporting educational and cultural institutions. In this book Mendel, in his tenth decade of life, recounts the The stories of the economic-social leadership journey he made and the characters of the mentors he met. He shares with his readers the lessons he learned from his actions and the rules that shaped his personality and his undertakings. In the meantime, he tells about the rich meaning he found in all of these. This is the story of a Jew with a wise heart , generous and inspiring, seeking to add light to our lives.