At the end of Parshas Vayechi, both Yaakov Avinu and Yosef HaTzadik die, are buried and mourned. It is an appropriate juncture to address the eternal question: what happens to us when we die? Death, it is often said, is a part of life. For those who remain alive and experience the death of a relative or close friend, this is certainly
In Parshas Vayigash, Yosef HaTzadik reveals his true identity to his brothers and asks them to inform Yaakov Avinu that he is alive and to bring their father down to Mitzrayim. Sefer HaYashar (Parshas Vayigash) relates that as the brothers travelled home, they were afraid that suddenly reporting the albeit wonderful news of Yosef
Looking for new ideas to introduce to the classroom? Want to brainstorm and network with like-minded Jewish educators around the world? Want to collaborate with Morot and Rabbeim in other schools? Welcome to #JSchat! Technology has made the world a much smaller place than ever before. Thanks to social media, we
A new round of Middos Challenges for Schools will be starting soon for the month of Teves! Give your students the opportunity to participate in a worldwide program and earn the chance to win a prize! Here's how it works: 1. Choose which middah you would like your students to work on, and decide what will be their "Challenge of
Chanukah is very much in vogue today, and not just because it provides a convenient excuse to give presents during “the holiday season.” Its celebration of the miraculous Jewish victory over the Greek challenge to Judaism fits the popular mold of beating the odds, the underdog having his day, and religious freedom
As every rabbi and educator knows, the essence of a meaningful religious Jewish life ideally should be based upon: 1) Gratitude or Hodaah (That’s why we start the day with Modeh Ani, Birkas Hashachar, etc.) 2) Planning and Structure (Davening three times a day, learning seder, working hours, etc.)
This year, Rabbi Tzvi Moshe Shultz has updated the Dreidel Olympics Guide. This popular resource has lots of fun ideas that rabbis and educators can use to put your congregants and students' dreidel spinning skills to the test. Young and old alike love participating in these competitions and it will surely help raise the Chanukah spirit at your
Torah Live has announced that its joining the gift-giving this Chanukah, with an eight day long raffle of premium memberships. Sign up on the Torah Live website during Chanukah and you’ll be entered into their daily raffle. That’s a full year of access to some of the most exciting Torah materials available today! For the last eight years, Torah Live e