#8days8teachers

DAY 1/8 - RABBI BARRY KATZ - #8days8teachers The best teachers aren’t those who wish to dazzle their students with their own bright light. Instead, they are those who help…

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A message to my teacher friends

Over the past week thousands of young men and women have been arriving in Israel to begin their year or years of study in Yeshiva or Seminary, and upon collecting…

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Smartphone use by Yeshiva & Seminary students

This weeks, Ben Gurion airport will be flooded with young men and women arriving from the United States, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to begin a year of…

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An Open Letter to Yeshiva and Seminary Students

In the coming weeks or so, you will be returning home to the US, UK and elsewhere, to celebrate Pesach with your family. For many of you this will be…

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Reflections on Jewish Education in the Post-Churban Era

One of the few people that the Gemara (Bava Batra 21a) lists as being ‘remembered for good’ is Yehoshua Ben Gamla who is attributed as being the architect of the…

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Jewish Educators

I was recently speaking to a good friend about Jewish Education and Jewish Educators, and I mentioned that I have a number of personal DO’s and DON’Ts which, to the best of my ability,…

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When does the mitzvah of Chinuch end?

1. INTRODUCTION We are taught that a parent is required to educate their child to observe the mitzvot asseh (positive commandments) and refrain from transgressing the mitzvot lo ta’aseh (negative…

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Maintaining religious identity in a secular society

Tonight I would like to address a topic that affects all of us who, in one way or another, live in a society whose values differ from our own. It…

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The growing pains on the death of a teacher

THE GROWING PAINS UPON THE DEATH OF A TEACHER In this talk - which I have titled ‘the growing pains following the death of a teacher’ and which is inspired…

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