Rabbi Seymour Rossel is the author of The Essential Jewish Stories, The Wise Folk of Chelm, and more than thirty other books. He has edited some 300 books, having worked with many distinguished Jewish authors of our times. He is currently the President of Rossel Books. While living in Houston, he enjoyed teaching for many years at The Women’s Institute of Houston and he served as Rabbi of Congregation Jewish Community North in Spring, Texas. In his long career, he was the Dean of the School of Education at Hebrew Union College, NY; head of education for the North American Jewish Reform movement; and Executive Vice-President of Behrman House publishers. He was well-known for his Rossel talks long before there were Ted talks; and he thinks he is now old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was still living. Though he now resides in Dallas, he is looking forward to rejoining the flow at WIH and seeing so many friends, old and new.