Category Archives: Classroom Experiences

Seeing is Believing. What About Hearing?

Here’s one you may not have thought of before (at least I hadn’t): Why do we make a Beracha in the morning over being able to see (“Pokeiach Ivrim”), but not over being able to hear? (Or smell?) “Mashmiah Charashim” … Continue reading

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Shelo Asani … Forgetful?

Today was time once again for one of my favorite annual classroom rituals – watching the shift in my students’ expressions as I offer my approach to Shelo Asani Isha: the boys’ from confident to indignant; the girls ever more … Continue reading

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Audio and Sources – Erev Pesach – Halacha

Here is the link for an audio file of a Shiur I gave yesterday on basic Halachot of Erev Pesach – the Month of Nissan, Bedikat Chometz, Bitul Chometz, Biur Chometz, and Mechirat Chometz. To follow along with the Mareh … Continue reading

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