One of the most important components of Jewish life is expanding one’s knowledge through education. Improving your ability to write books, articles, and essays can contribute to your success as a rabbi and educator. You may be a great professional in your area of expertise, but producing a highly researched, well-
I originally planned for my second article on “How to Write” to be on, well…how to write, but I feel that I need to dedicate another preliminary article to one of the most important things you can do before you start officially writing: Prepare.
This is the first article in a series on writing. We will begin by outlining some general tips that should apply to every kind of writing. In future articles, b’ezras Hashem, we’ll build on these ideas and be more specific about how to write speeches, newsletters, fundraising letters, and divrei Torah for publication — which all require different techniques.
When a rabbi is capable of writing essays and blog posts, he can reach out to a greater number of people, bringing his advice to a whole new level. The way you express your opinions is just as important as your ability to teach and guide your students and congregants. Thanks to specific online tools, you can boost your ability to write blog posts
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 (see here), we shared with you the words of Dr. Nick Morgan. He cautions against using weasel words when you are public speaking, and explains just how detrimental these terms can be for your message and overall reputation. Just as one needs to be aware of their spoken words, a person should also be careful when... Read more »