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A Radical Proposal for the Organizers of the Siyum HaShas

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

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Implementing this radical proposal would result in a most fundamental improvement in Jewish education and bring about a basic transformation in many parent-child relationships.

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald is director of the National Jewish Outreach Program.

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About the Author: Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald is director of the National Jewish Outreach Program.


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6 Responses to “A Radical Proposal for the Organizers of the Siyum HaShas”

  1. J.J. Goldberg says:

    Mikol melamdai heskalti begins at home. Bravo!

  2. I agree – although originally that phrase means that I become ** wiser ** than all my teaches when I study the Torah (see תהילים קיט צט)

  3. J.J. Goldberg says:

    Pirkei Avot interprets it (beautifully IMHO) to mean one learns from many teachers… mi hu haham? halomed mikol adam – shene'emar mikol melamdai heskalti (sorry – I'm sitting at a computer without Hebrew fonts)

  4. You're absolutely right about that (and other) interpretations, including, I think, Rashi). I'm just saying that in the original text in Tehilim, the full sentence is: "M'Kol Melamdai Hiskalti, Ki Edutcha Sicha Li"…

  5. Mordecai Holtz says:

    I agree to the entire article. The only recommendation would be to change the name to "Taf Yomi" which is a great Israel-born idea that offers a one page source guide to encourage parent/child learning. https://www.tafyomi.co.il/

  6. Mordecai Holtz says:

    I agree to the entire article. The only recommendation would be to change the name to "Taf Yomi" which is a great Israel-born idea that offers a one page source guide to encourage parent/child learning. https://www.tafyomi.co.il/

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