A few years ago I was learning with a former student of mine who was living in New York. He had been in my shiur while in Yeshiva in Israel and we made up to learn by phone at least once a week to keep the connection and to make sure he had some learning in his week. One night he bemoaned that he wished he had more learning in his life. The problem was that he didn't really have the time or energy to learn because he got up early to go work and
I have recently put together a multimedia curriculum that explains how the Torah is a system of values that seeks to help perfect our character (midos) and thus collectively perfect and improve the entire world. It explains (based on the approach of Rav S. R. Hirsch) how all of the mitzvos in the Torah can be
We live in an age of information overload. This is true regarding all branches of study, including Judaic and Torah Studies. As such, I believe that it is crucial to “separate the wheat from the chaff,” and focus upon authentically substantive sites that value-add to one’s research equation. Below, I
From time to time, we publish blogposts that featured great programming brochures or ideas so that your shul or community kollel can be aware of wonderful events from around the globe. Last year, we wrote a blogpost entitled, Turn the Super Bowl Halftime Show into a Torah Halftime Show. We encourage you to read it once again as it highlights how your shul or school could use a game
Rabbi Mordechai Smolarcik is the Project Director for the Torah iTextbook Project. He has written previously written here about this project for NLEResources.com. The staff of the Torah iTextbook Project at Hillel Day School of Boca Raton has been hard at work creating outstanding iTextbooks for the study of various Shas sugyot. Thanks to the work... Read more »