It was in the first month of the second year on the first of the month that the Mishkan was erected. (Shemos 40:17) As we culminate the construction of the Mishkan in this week’s Parshas Vayakhel / Pekudei, and launch into Sefer Vayikra next week, we are again challenged by a methodology to teach beginners... Read more »
As the Kuzari explains, Judaism introduced the world to the universally accepted seven-day week. The culmination of the week for the Jewish people is the Sabbath – a day of rest, connection to God, and rejuvenation. Subsequently, other religions adopted the Shabbat principle by taking a weekly day off from
I’m a rabbi and a voice teacher and am troubled by many rabbis and Jewish leaders telling me about their challenges of maintaining a strong, healthy voice. Many rabbis and educators suffer hoarseness or voice loss, even to the extent of requiring surgery. They want to learn how to project a powerful voice to their students and kehiilos without straining or hurting
In an enigma of world history, Orthodox Jews are immediate family and advisors to the world’s most powerful leader. Politics aside, Mr. and Mrs. Yoel Chaim (Jared) Kushner, are de facto believers in a Divine Torah. This
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
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.)