Where was Hashem?! How did He let it happen?! Am I supposed to believe that Hashem is merciful and kind?! I want to believe and trust in Hashem, but I am so confused? Having, Baruch Hashem, been involved in Jewish Education for many years, questions from students regarding emunah and bitachon are not new to me. Nevertheless, with the recent terrible tragedies in Eretz
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft. A handful of community leaders approached me about halfway through my first year as school leader.
We are excited to present a new resource to our readers: NCSY has recently launched an Education website for teachers, teen advisors, and Jewish Education professionals. The new website offers hundreds of materials to help Jewish teens relate to the Torah’s teachings, understand
As a rabbi and educator who works for a school, shul or nonprofit organization, you do not solely represent yourself. You also represent the place in which you are employed. Everything that you say and write is representative of all that you and the institution that you are affiliated with stands for and preaches on a daily basis.
In an earlier post, we featured a site called Torahskills.org. Founded by Rabbi Tzvi Daum, a graduate of Ner LeElef’s Maase Chiya program, this website is dedicated to providing online solutions and curricular content for Jewish Education. In this post, we want to introduce our readership of rabbis and educators to a great online
The following post is meant to generate discussion on a timely issue. Its purpose is to state the need for each organization to develop its own ethics protocol, rather than to suggest any particular authoritative document. People may violate ethical boundaries within an organization in ways that they would never do in their private... Read more »
For rabbis and educators who dedicate their life to teaching Torah, it can be difficult to find the time to simply "sit and learn" in a challenging chabura. To help solve this, as a part of their staff enrichment, the National Council of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) is sponsoring a free online learning chabura and is opening it to any rabbi around the globe who may benefit from this new venture.
NCSY is proud to announce a new staff learning program, open to anyone who is interested!
Each week, there is an source sheet attached to guide your learning for the coming parsha. Each source sheet includes the following: List of key Rambans on the parsha, including a brief explanation of what issue the Ramban is discussing in
Currently, those who learn or teach a Daf Yomi shiur are entrenched in studying Yevamos. This tractate discusses many intricate cases that involve cases of Yibum and Chalitza. Many find that the cases are best understood only after drawing charts and illustrations to visualize each case theGemara discusses. And so, we are pleased to let our readership
1. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness is a novel about Belgium’s colonial rule in the Congo. The colonialist conquered with his sense of bringing civilization to the savages of Africa. But Conrad shows that much of this was merely an overlay of culture, lacking true moral depth. In some ways, the... Read more »