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Remembering Ramon: An Interview With Hezi Levy

January 2016

On February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board. In addition to the six American astronauts was Ilan Ramon z"l, an Israeli airforce Colonel and Israel's first astronaut. This week we remember Ramon with an an interview with Hezi Levy – a close childhood friend of Ilan's.

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Navigating Multiple Landscapes: Reflecting on An Experience From Nepal on Tu B'shvat

January 2016
By Ayal Weiner-Kaplow
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Playing for Time

December 2015
By Shalom Orzach

There is a well known Talmudic passage in Tractate Shabbat (21b) which relates to Chanukkah. After expounding the technical details of when, how and where to light our chanukkiah, the Rabbis then famously ask "מאי חנוכה" ("What is Chanukkah"?)

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Stamped With Her Voice: Preserving the Teachings of My Bubby

November 2015
By Brett Kopin

A child's stream-of-consciousness was something my Bubby always valued. Her philosophy was that when a child asks a question, any question, it should be answered honestly and seriously – not only because it matters for the child’s development, but because it matters to the child.

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Talking To Children Amidst Difficult Times

October 2015
By Natalie Blitt

The following is a reposted and updated version of Natalie Blitt's Talking To Your Children About The Situation. See this article reposted in Kveller.

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Spotlight On... Shlomi Edelshtein: Remembering Rabin

October 2015

In this "Spotlight On..." video, Shlomi Edelshtein – a Shaliach in Toronto – discusses the memory of attending Rabin's funeral with his grandfather, and how that has impacted him and his work today with teens.

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It's (Still) Time To Think Slowly

October 2015
By Jan Katzew

The following is a reposted and updated version of Jan Katzew's original post It's Time To Think Slowly.

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Preserving the Teachings of My Bubby: Sukkot

September 2015
By Brett Kopin

Brett Kopin edited a volume in Jewish education for early childhood written by his Bubby, Marvell Ginsburg, author of This is the third post from Brett about his memory of her teachings.

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A Sense of Awe

August 2015
By Shalom Orzach

How can we turn our thinking about the Days of Awe, or yamim noraim (ימים נוראים), into an opportunity to revel in the awe of this special time of year? What does it mean for something to be truly awe full (or filled with awe)? 

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An Interview with Nobel Prize Winner Robert Aumann

August 2015
By Brett Kopin

Robert Aumann is an Israeli American who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005 for his work in game theory. Israel has more Nobel prize winners per capita than any other country, and Aumann is one of the contributing reasons for this.

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