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“Optimists and pessimists die the same way. They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.”
- Shimon Peres, Newsweek, 2005
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"וַאֲפִילוּ כֻּלָּנוּ חֲכָמִים כֻּלָּנוּ נְבוֹנִים/ כֻּלָּנוּ יוֹדְעִים אֶת הַתּוֹרָה/ מִצְוָה עָלֵינוּ לְסַפֵּר בִּיצִיאַת מִצְרָיִם"+ READ MORE
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.+ READ MORE
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"?)+ READ MORE
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.+ READ MORE
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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Brett Kopin edited a volume in Jewish education for early childhood written by his Bubby, Marvell Ginsburg. This is the third post from Brett about his memory of her teachings.+ READ MORE