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Enlightening the World Through Torah and Acts of Kindness

Our neck of the Israeli woods (in Efrat, Gush Etzion) has been the center of attention this past two weeks. First, because the 3 boys who have been kidnapped by terrorists (let there be no mistake about any of the words in this sentence), were taken from very near here. Second, as Tzahal (the Israeli […]

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Enlightening the World Through Torah and Acts of Kindness

Our neck of the Israeli woods (in Efrat, Gush Etzion) has been the center of attention this past two weeks. First, because the 3 boys who have been kidnapped by terrorists (let there be no mistake about any of the words in this sentence), were taken from very near here. Second, as Tzahal (the Israeli […]

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A Philosophy of Havruta

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks talks with Dr. Elie Holzer about his new book “A Philosophy of Havruta: Understanding and Teaching the Art of Text Study in Pairs” (Academic Studies Press). What are the implications for moral education in using havruta paired learning in Jewish studies? Is it merely a technique or are there larger affective goals […]

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New ATID e-Publication: Alan Haber’s “Sharpening the Message: Recommendations for Improving the Effectiveness of Religious Education in Yeshiva High Schools”

Every so often as educators, we need to stop and ask ourselves “How are we doing?” Are we accomplishing as much as we can? Is there anything we can do to improve? We must ask these questions regarding our academic goals – to ascertain that our students understand and remember the material as well as […]

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To Mourn A Child – Discussion Evening Recording

The OU Press held a Discussion Evening in honor of the publication of To Mourn A Child: Jewish Responses to Neonatal and Childhood Death Welcome and Introduction: Rabbi Jeffrey Saks | Director, ATID/WebYeshiva.org, Co-Editor Panel Discussion of essayists: Moderator: Rabbi David Fine | Dean, Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics Dr. Benjamin Corn | Professor of […]

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