There are many strategies to introduce newcomers to the excitement, meaning and depth of Chanukah. One approach is by teaching the Talmudic discussions addressing the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukah menorah. Learning Gemara with newcomers to Judaism is a vital step to help empower them to become active participants in the Mesorah. The NLE Thinking Gemara shiur on Chanukah can assist rabbis, educators and

Hashgachah Pratis, or Divine Providence, is one of those principles that people tend to either believe in entirely or not at all. Some feel that every single little episode in life has meaning because G-d ordained it, while others claim that there is no such thing as Providence, and therefore everything is random. Judaism affirms... Read more »

Mazal tov! You want to publish a book! Or maybe not. Maybe the mazal tov is still a ways off, but you are polishing up your manuscript and want to publish ten copies to give friends for them to critique. If possible, you want to avoid paying a publisher and you have some basic computer skills. Is there a way to self-publish?

Are you or your students struggling with learning/reviewing new skills in Chumash, Kria or Gemara? Do you wish there was a place where you could send your students or children to learn and review those skills? Can you imagine if the children would be excited to practice those skills - even to the point

The National Archives, housed in an austere building in downtown Washington, D.C., contain original copies of the founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. I went there to listen to scratchy tape recordings made secretly in Richard Nixon’s Oval Office, recordings of fraud and deceit... Read more »