Wikipedia defines “mensch.” thus . . .
Mensch (Yiddish: מענטש mentsh, cognate with German: Mensch “human being”) means “a person of integrity and honor.” The opposite of a “mensch” is an “unmensch” (meaning: an utterly unlikeable or unfriendly person). According to Leo Rosten, the Yiddish maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish, “mensch” is “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being ‘a real mensch’ is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous.”The term is used as a high compliment, expressing the rarity and value of that individual’s qualities.
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Roger Scime: A renaissance mensch for the 21st century.
I’d like to think of myself as a Renaissance Man, and even better, as a mensch. You think it’s easy having a name like Roger Scime? It was either becoming a Renaissance Man, or living in obscurity, due to a name nobody could pronounce.
I have taught Reasoning & Critical Thinking at the College of Southern Nevada and hold a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno.
I have published academic papers on Internet use among college students and online communities, have written several short stories, and between 2000-2001, penned a bimonthly restaurant column for a major Las Vegas magazine.
For much of my early life, I earned my living as a professional musician, as an above-average lead singer and skilled guitarist. During the 1960s, I played the “Borsht Belt” in the Catskills; then, after, moving to Hollywood in the 1970s, played and recorded with Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Bobby Sherman, “Revelation,” and Andy Summers. During most of the 1980s, I sang and played tenor banjo with an Irish Music band on the Las Vegas Strip.
In the early ’90s, I caught the Internet bug and and enjoyed financial success, founding such companies as The Internet ADvantage, an online website design business and MetroDATA News Services, a news syndicator that provided content to web portals.
Today, I live in Reno, in an 800-square-foot home that is located within easy walking distance of UNR—where I continue to study—currently, the latest trends in Social Media Marketing and Online Reputation Management (ORM)