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The Alternate World Of Jewish Education

21 Av 5772 – August 8, 2012
A major sociological characteristic and consequence of modernity is the tendency for people to join together in associations that express a common goal or interest or a shared experience. The United States has been a nation of joiners from day one and perhaps even before independence was declared. Alexis de Tocqueville described this tendency in Democracy in America, the epic prophetic work published a century and three-quarters ago.

Our Teachers Deserve Unbounded Admiration

14 Iyyar 5771 – May 18, 2011
It often seems that it's always open season on teachers, that they are available for target practice in the form of harsh criticism or verbal and written abuse from current parents, former parents, current students, former students, administrators, lay leaders and, in the case of public education, public officials and the media.

A Question Of Identity

5 Heshvan 5771 – October 13, 2010
My first visit to Israel in the summer of 1959 coincided to an extent with the trip by Rabbi Aharon Kotler, the great rosh yeshiva of Lakewood, who came to give shiurim at Yeshiva Eitz Chaim in Jerusalem and to campaign for Agudath Israel in the Knesset elections, as he had done previously in the decade.

We Should Not Be Surprised

25 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
If I am granted the years and strength, in three years (and during my eightieth year) I will conduct another census of Jewish day schools in the United States, following up on my previous research conducted at five-year intervals.

Letters To The Editor

21 Nisan 5766 – April 19, 2006
Applauds EditorialI heartily applaud your April 7 editorial - "Warm and Fuzzy 'Halacha'" - that called attention to the growing phenomenon of Jews, including...

Letters to the Editor

22 Elul 5764 – September 8, 2004
Lost And Hopefully FoundAt our annual Tisha b'Av prayer service for Jewish communities in danger on July 27 outside the UN, someone - perhaps...

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