What is most important to you?
A. Achieving at a high level
B. Caring for others
C. Being a happy person
That was the question Harvard Graduate School of Education professors Rick Weissbourd and Stephanie Jones asked of some 10,000 teenagers from 33 different schools across the country over the last 10 years. In June of . . .
The Secret Formula for Forgiveness
"No you're not."
"Yes we are."
"But we're at the exit and you're not here."
"We found another one."
"Nice try. There isn't another one. Keep working at it and we'll see you soon!"
With that, the faculty member hung up . . .
"How many times have you been complimented for being respectful?"
That was a question I wanted to ask at our school-wide assembly yesterday, but didn't.
The purpose of the assembly was twofold. I wanted our student body to understand that everything we all want to accomplish here - whether we're students . . .
The "Tikvah" Course at Kohelet Yeshiva High School
For the past three years, I have teamed up with Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif to teach an 11th Grade English and Humanities course entitled, “The Individual and Society in History, Philosophy, Jewish Thought and Literature.” Referred to as ‘Tikvah’, the class was initially supported by the Tikvah Fund, whose mission is to “bring forward the serious . . .
The frustration is overwhelming. No nation on Earth goes to the lengths that Israel does to preserve human life, to avoid undue casualties, and to protect the dignity of those who wish to destroy her. No nation on Earth would drop leaflets before they attacked, call homes harboring combatants before destroying them, or treat those who were . . .
Reflections on Seven Years in the South
My wife and I were deeply touched and genuinely honored by the tribute paid to us by the leadership of the Margolin Hebrew Academy at their annual Scholarship Banquet last week. I was asked to share some words of farewell after the presentation and I began by noting that of all of the wonderful things we accomplished together over the last . . .