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New York City’s Faith & Fashion Icon Pens Inspiring Opus in a Fight for Her Life

The House of Faith and Fashion: What My Wardrobe Taught Me About G-d releases on May 13th, 2021 and is a collection of essays and conversations that fuse together fashion and faith — two subjects that are traditionally juxtaposed, yet are brought together seamlessly within these pages, as if they had always belonged and had never existed separately. The attention-grabbing cover was designed by none other than Elizabeth Sutton, giving perfect visual representation to the beauty found in the content inside.

Through The House of Faith and Fashion, Tobi works to reveal G-d’s presence in fashion, jewelry, art, beauty, and style through the unique lens of Jewish teachings. She completed the book during the fight for her life against Müllerian ovarian cancer, an aggressive carcinoma requiring equally aggressive medical care.

Through her cancer diagnosis and the challenges of treatment, Tobi created an extraordinary chronicle of faith and fashion that elevates the creative process to divine proportions. Her collection of thoughtful, profound, and sometimes poignant essays illustrate to readers how the creation of fashion and art can become a channel through which to express one’s faith and connection with their spirituality.

“Brilliantly redraws the borders between spiritual and physical beauty.” — Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

The House of Faith and Fashion began as a weekly column for a local newspaper and has since flourished to a robust treasury of essays that weave spirituality into every aspect of the fashion and creative industries. The book continues Tobi’s work with top international designers, fashion editors, jewelers, artists, and influencers like Manolo Blahnik and Carolina Herrera. Tobi weaves spiritual awareness into her work with fashion figureheads at events like the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Exhibit and New York Fashion Week to create an opus that takes a fresh new look at style and spirituality.

“I definitely found my niche, that’s for sure,” Tobi explains. “Nobody else has put together chief Rabbis and fashion editors together to discuss their craft and then bring it all [together] with clear Biblical and Judaic thought,” she says.

The book is clearly organized and divided into five chapters, each with about twelve to fourteen essays. This format is designed specifically to make the book easier to pick up and put down as needed to fit busy lifestyles.

“It’s not really about me; it’s not my memoir,” Rubinstein says. “I became ordained as a path to gaining more understanding and digging deeper. It’s not necessarily a title I go by. I’ve learned that my title is myself and that titles really don’t matter in life. It’s about relaying your message in a way that you can impact people. [I believe] that creativity on all levels is a gift from G-d.”  

“For so many decades, fashion, art, jewelry, and beauty has been looked at in this vain, purposeless, self-contained way,” Tobi continues. “I’m putting a new layer to it, saying ‘No, it’s not.’ In my first essay, The Haute and the Holy, I talk about the fact that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most successful costume exhibit was Heavenly Bodies, about the Catholic church. I refer back to the two chapters in the Bible about the outfit of the high priest, which is the most ornate, couture outfit you could think of, from the jewelry, the lace, the colors, the dying, the patterns, the gold trim, and the placement of the gems.”

In this never-before-seen collection of visceral, thought-provoking essays, readers will discover that faith and fashion aren’t necessarily two separate roads. Biblically, clothing had great importance; purple robes were reserved for royalty because the dye was so rare and costly to make. Spirituality has never taken such a practical turn before, framing the beauty of creation within the lens of the fashion industry.  

Tobi summarizes the book best with a single phrase: “The House of Faith and Fashion” ultimately pays homage to the first master couturier, which was G-d.”

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tobi Rubinstein began her notable career in fashion after being brought into the industry by an exclusive manufacturer for Victoria’s Secret and JC Penney. Tobi then licensed with Nicole Miller for Childrenswear and helped develop Crunch Gym’s popular activewear line. In 2001, Rubinstein and her partners created “Chedda,” an innovative men’s urban clothing line designed for mass-market release at K-Mart.

In 2011, Tobi took a leap into reality TV and a successful lecture and radio series by creating The House of Faith and Fashion. Her goal was to consistently fuse creative outlets like fashion with spirituality. She made media appearances on WABC, WNBC, Lifetime, I24, Huffington Post, Page Six, and other outlets, having the opportunity to fashion icons like Patricia Fields and Badgley Mischka about their faith within their craft.

Tobi found further meaning by in-depth study of Jewish thought and teaching. This led to the combination of both her loves into one solid purpose — The House of Faith and Fashion: What My Wardrobe Taught Me About G-d.

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From Fratire King to Self-Publishing Empire:The POZcast with Adam Posner Shines a Light on Tucker Max

As the podcast industry continues to grow, The POZcast with Adam Posner is at the top of the list. Posner regularly has experts in various areas on his show to discuss serious topics. Now, there is a new episode of The POZcast with Adam Posner, where he talks with Tucker Max. Max shines a light on exactly how he got to where he is today. During the in-depth interview, Posner discusses how Max became a 4x best-selling New York Times author while still balancing his professional obligations.

Tucker Max: Scribe Media Founder  

When people think about Tucker Max, they usually envision the founder of Scribe Media; however, prior to this, he went to school to become a lawyer. After finishing school, he realized that he did not particularly enjoy practicing law. He believes the field forces you to sell your soul if you want to enjoy success, which he was not willing to do.

Even though lots of people are worried about what will happen if they do not put their advanced degree to use, Max knew that he did not want to spend his life doing something he hated. Therefore, he tried to get out before he got in too deep. He moved to Hollywood for two years, which he also hated, as he felt like he was spending time around people who were nothing like him. Eventually, he decided that his calling was to found Scribe Media, which was the first stepping stone to get him where he is today.

His next step was to start a blog on his own website, which is tuckermax.com, where he founded a new genre that is now called “fratire.” Originally used by Warren St. John, a writer for the New York Times, this is the best way to describe Tucker’s style of writing.

On his website, Max pokes fun at himself a lot, mocking the life he once led in his 20s. In addition, his website has become popular because of his unique sense of humor. Finally, Max always discusses that he has been both blessed and cursed to tell the truth to people no matter what.

A Unique Approach: Tucker Max and Scribe Media  

The original reason why Tucker Max went to law school was to become someone who could help people. He realized that this was going to be a lot harder than he thought. Fortunately, he now gets to do exactly that as he works for Scribe Media. A lot of his clients are shocked because he asks them to read their books out loud. While this might seem like an unconventional approach, it is actually very important. When someone is actually forced to speak out loud, they can pick up on errors in their writing that they might have otherwise overlooked. It is this type of dedication to his clients that has made Tucker Max the success that he is today. It has also driven Scribe Media to the top of the industry. Tucker Max has written 4 New York Times best-selling books, including ‘I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell’.

The Drive To Change: Discussing the Core Principle of Buddha  

Tucker Max has always worked to free himself from the chains of a “typical” career and, after four decades, he has finally done that, as he has founded Scribe Media. He follows Buddha’s Core Principle, which states that you must do your work first before you can help others do theirs.

In following this principle, Tucker Max has become the person he is today. He knows that real change can be hard; however, he knows that people need to change themselves if they would like to change the world. Now, Tucker Max spends his time pursuing his true calling. This has led him to become a best-selling New York Times author four separate. All of this, and more, is discussed on The POZcast with Adam Posner, one of the newest episodes released.

About The POZcast with Adam Posner  

The POZcast with Adam Posner is an interview show where Posner speaks with some of the top entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders throughout numerous industries including talent acquisition, business, and marketing. The goal of each interview is to discuss topics that have led to personal growth and have changed the industry. By sharing experiences and stories, listeners can benefit from people they might strive to be like. The POZcast is powered by NHP Talent Group, which offers digital marketing insights, learn more on their website.

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The POZcast with Adam Posner Shines a Light on Tucker Max: From Fratire King to Self-Publishing Empire

The POZcast with Adam Posner has quickly become one of the most popular podcasts in the industry. Featuring top guests and serious topics, there is a new episode of The POZcast with Adam Posner that was recently released, featuring Tucker Max. Tucker Max took a unique journey to get where he is today. The POZcast with Adam Posner goes in-depth with Tucker Max to discuss how he ended up as a New York Times Best Selling Author (four times over) with a balanced life.

Tucker Max is the Founder of Scribe Media

Most people know Tucker Max as the founder of Scribe Media. Even though Tucker Max is a lawyer by training, he quickly realized that this was not for him. He hated just about everything about being a lawyer and describes the field as having to “sell your soul” just to be successful in any way. While many people are concerned about not using an advanced degree once they have it, Tucker realized that he needed to get out of the industry before it was too late. He spent two years in Hollywood, which he describes as the worst two years of his life. He realized that many people who live in Hollywood and work in his industry, are sociopathic, soulless, and narcissistic. Because Tucker Max did not want to end up like them, he decided to get out. That caused an abrupt career change, leading him to Scribe Media.

His career took off when he started a blog on his website, tuckermax.com, where he created a new genre now known as “fratire.” This word was used by a writer for the New York Times, Warren St. John, to describe the exact nature of Tucker’s writing.

On his website, Tucker mostly shares unique stories from the life he led during his twenties. His writing has become popular because many people like how Tucker makes fun of his younger self, and the partying he did. Tucker has also been blessed (or cursed) with a personality that always leads him to tell the truth, no matter what. This type of “fratire” is discussed in-depth during the podcast.

Tucker Max Takes a Unique Approach at Scribe Media

Tucker Max originally got into the legal field to help other people. Even though he did not get to do exactly what he wanted to as a lawyer, he does get to spend his life helping people at Scribe Media. Many of his clients are surprised because he makes them read their book out loud before he agrees to publish them. This comes from Tucker’s own personal experience. Some people do not realize exactly what they should change about their writing until they are forced to read it out loud. Even though many of Tucker’s clients have edited their work on paper many times, it always sounds different once it is read out loud. Tucker believes he can better help his clients this way. Tucker Max has written 4 New York Times best-selling books, including ‘I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell’.

Buddha’s Core Principle and the Drive To Change

Even though it has taken him more than four decades, Tucker Max lives his life, and runs Scribe Media, by following Buddha’s Core Principle. First, you must do your work. Then, you can help others do theirs. This principle guides all of Tucker’s decision-making and has made him a better person.

It has also helped him change, becoming the person he is today. If you want to see real change, then you must change yourself. Tucker went through a lot of this when he decided to leave his legal training and experience behind; however, he has found another fulfilling career that has made him a New York Times bestselling author 4 times. Tucker Max, and his unique journey through life, are discussed in-depth on The POZcast with Adam Posner.

About The POZcast with Adam Posner

The POZcast with Adam Posner regularly interviews top experts, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs from the world of marketing, business, and talent acquisition. The podcast focuses on the journeys and insights of individuals that have led to personal growth. The goal of The POZcast with Adam Posner is to help others learn from the unique stories and experiences of those who have risen to the top of their fields. To learn more about The POZcast with Adam Posner, check out social media profiles on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Learn more about The POZcast with Adam Posner on the website.

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Female Veteran and Entrepreneur Releases eBook for Service Members Transitioning to Business Owners

(Fayetteville, N.C.) The journey from military service member to small business owner isn’t an easy one. No one knows that better than ShaDonna “Mo” McPhaul. McPhaul spent 20 years in loyal service to the United States Air Force before she made the transition to small business owner. In her new eBook, It’s Not What You Know, It’s the Mo’ You Know, McPhaul opens up about the lessons she learned while transforming her career and launching two successful businesses.

During her time as an active-duty service member, McPhaul gained expertise in Public Affairs, Administrative Support, Knowledge Operations Management, Command & Control, Human Resources & Logistics Management and Religion & Resiliency Support. After leaving the military, she wanted to put her expertise to work and soon started two companies, Mo’s Heroes and The Mo You Know. Now she wants to make her advice and life lessons available to even more people through her new eBook, which will help small businesses gain additional target audience exposure and introduce new audiences to their businesses.

“Unless you’ve made the transition from military to civilian life, you don’t really understand the struggles that it entails,” explained McPhaul. “I’ve learned a lot through transforming my career and building two businesses from the ground up. I knew it would be helpful to share my own experiences with other veterans going through the same thing, or really anyone going through a big transition in life. I wanted to point out some blind spots that they may or may not be aware of. It seems like a missed opportunity to not share that advice with others.”

 

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New Book from TAJ Consulting & Events Provides Community Leaders with Tools They Need to Succeed

Community leaders or those looking to start a community-focused initiative, a new Book is providing all the tools and personal success stories they need to succeed. The Nonprofit Legacy is a compilation of personal stories and helpful tips from 14 female nonprofit executives. Author and CEO of TAJ Consulting & Events, Tajala Battle-Lockhart is the consultant, educator and public official behind the book. Though she wears many hats, the one thing all of her initiatives have in common is service.

 

“This Book lays bare the value of collaboration over competition,” explained Battle-Lockhart. “Through the collective experience of these 14 award-winning nonprofit executives, we’ve learned that you can’t do big things on your own. Each of these leaders takes you on a journey of transparency, sharing revelations that led them to success and providing actionable tips and tools. From navigating paperwork to successfully gaining grants and sponsorships, to filling your board and volunteer teams, The Nonprofit Legacy takes you step-by-step through the process.”

 

TAJ Consulting & Events is a team of hospitality consultants that provide high-quality training for industry recognized certifications and competencies that set clients apart from their competitors. Through these services, the company helps clients build strong resumes that result in long-term employment and promotion opportunities.

 

For those interested in getting this blueprint to success, visit TAJ Consulting & Events’ online bookstore at www.tajconsultingevents.com/taj-s-book-store.