22 02, 2017

Reaching The Souls

  This is a transcribed and adapted speech given by Mrs. Sarale Blau at the High School teachers networking Melava Malka organized by the Menachem Education Foundation. Knowing Your Students The Maamer וספרתם לכם discusses the middah of Yisod. Yisod in the Nefesh Habihamis connects to physical pleasure. There is a famous speaker who discusses [...]

15 02, 2017

How To Best Help Your Child Succeed In The Classroom.

Dear Parent, There is a Halacha in the Shulchan Aruch,  that a single man is not supposed to teach small children, because their mothers will come to pick them up, and he will mingle with them*. This Halacha does seem to be a warning, but there is something else, something much greater that we can learn [...]

30 01, 2017

From Vienna to Montreal

Adapted from an interview with Rabbi Feigelstock, a long time mechanech and principal of Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch in Montreal, conducted by Rabbi Shneur. The ideas that Rabbi Feigelstock discuss are refreshingly honest and increasingly vital for us to hearken to. This interview is the first of a series in which we will speak to [...]

25 01, 2017

Raising the Bar: What Are The Standards?

Introduction to Standards: The word curriculum means different things to different people. But one thing remains constant: curriculum changes dictated by governments around the world are ongoing. In the general studies arena, both the American and Australian governments, and indeed governments around the world, are constantly working to improve upon their educational mandates. Various initiatives [...]

19 01, 2017

Story: The Kiss That Lasted A Life Time

Reb Aharon Zakon was a Chassidic bochur (Talmudic Student) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which at the time of this story, in 1947, was part of the Soviet Union, when he received a visa to move to the United States of America. While all of his teachers and the Chassidic community at large were happy for him [...]