Tag Archives: education

It’s All Hillel’s Fault

Rabbi Dan Horwitz
December 1, 2013

“Hillel would also say: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” – Pirkei Avot 1:14   It seems that much of the American Jewish world has become fixated on the first of Hillel’s three presented clauses.  More »


Circumcision and the 7 Year Old

Shawn Shafner
May 13, 2013

How do you teach a 1st grade class about the brit of circumcision? The very idea fills one with panic. There are penises involved, and they go from being one way to being another. Do you show diagrams, or snip the tip off a banana? And the snipping itself. How does one engage children on More »