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View from the Outside

Michal Eisikowitz

What’s it like to work in a frum school, when you’re not Orthodox — or even Jewish? Educators share their take on our schools and our students, and what the experience taught them

 

Repeat Performance?

Yael Schuster

Parents are often faced with the tough decision of whether or not their child should repeat kindergarten. When is it beneficial to repeat, when is it wiser to push a child ahead, and what can be done to smooth the process if the child is repeating? Our panel of educators share their wisdom and advice.

 

Tenacious Teachers of Tiberias

Esther Teichtal

Today many girls have to beg to be admitted to the Bais Yaakov of their choice. But in the 1940s and ’50s, it was the teachers — many of them just out of school themselves — who did the pleading. A look at the struggles and triumphs of the early years of Bais Yaakov in Eretz Yisrael.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek