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Teaching Israel

How is it possible that some of our people cannot see what I see, the miracle of the existence of the state of Israel?

Believing In Our Children

A leader that has lost faith in his people cannot lead his people and conquer the land of Israel.

Meeting With Parents

There was no question that when Mrs. Cohen entered the room to meet the teacher she was hostile from the outset.

What Defines A Good School?

He always impressed me with his brilliance and erudition. But it was his warm remarks and his sincere concern that made me want to please him.

The Holy Game Of Hide & Seek

What fish-like characteristics does this month have that it should be exemplified in such a way?

Purim 2015: Same Fight, Same Enemy

In the midst of all this name calling by these so called leaders stands a man who is steadfast in his beliefs and is prepared to deal with any outside pressure to get his point across.

Collective Punishment Vs Collective Reward

“Well, you are also part of this class! If someone drills a hole in the boat, the boat will ultimately sink, and even the innocent ones will perish as well. The whole class must be punished!”

Teaching Davening (Part Two)

Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.

On Science And The Sages

I think that we have to follow the approach of the Tannaim and Amoraim. They followed the latest scientific developments of their time.

The Ninth Day Of Chanukah

If the Maccabees found enough oil to last for one day, then why was the first day considered a miracle?

Tackling The Torah’s Ambiguities: A Reflection On Methodology

In their zeal to uphold the law, they became destroyers rather than builders.

Tzitzis: A Deeper Look

Why is the tzitzis reminder on our clothing? How does it remind us that there are 613 mitzvos?

The Importance Of Davening In Our Schools

In our times, most of us when we pray, our minds are on something else-it is hard to focus all the time.

Faith In The Candles

It would have been understandable for these great warriors to become dispirited.

The Struggle

The travail of Yosef was undoubtedly the greatest trauma of Yaakov’s life, which certainly knew its share of hardships.

Parshas Miketz: The Death Of A Dream

Yosef, in interpreting the first set of dreams, performed in a manner that was clearly miraculous to all.

Combating The Influences

Chazal teach us that we need to be “sur may’rah v’asei tov,”avoid bad and do good.

The Great Chase

When we celebrate the completion of learning a section of Torah, we recite the Hadran.

Leadership in Genesis and in the Bible

Judah concedes he was wrong&feels regret; THAT is precisely what qualifies his house for leadership

I Cry With You

Two of these attacks occurred close to Allon Shvut, and somehow I feel responsible.

Has the Time for the Redemption Arrived?

If we do things right, this year might even be the year of the final redemption!

Vayeira: The Binding of Isaac

God wanted to establish the principle that children are not the property of their parents.

A Time Of Reflection And Appreciation

We recognize that we are only a speck in this great world and only a small impression in the unfolding of time. As an educator, I have always believed that teachers should realize this as well.

Balancing Family And Schoolwork

Schools should realize that a child’s life is composed of multifaceted experiences, and schoolwork and homework are only one small part of the equation.

How Not to Have Too Much Integrity on Yom Kippur

Jonah objected to God accepting repentance based on ulterior motives and likely for short duration.

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