Monthly Archives: October 2011

Don’t Go To College? Some Tips (Intro)

There has been much buzz in the media about the expense and relative lack of worth of a college degree. Although a BA is a minimal requirement for many jobs nowadays, the weight of students loans and the loss of … Continue reading

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Open Thread Sunday

In light of my translation of the gemara education article, I thought I might write this thread in the form of a riddle: To whom is the following statement attributed (the answer will surprise you)? “הישיבות הצילו את הבינוניים והרסו … Continue reading

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Tidbits for Friday

Apropos my earlier post on the damage caused by feminization in religion: Church as a no-(single) Man zone; Engaging Jewish Men in Communal Life (in Conservative Judaism). A female singing protest against “קול באשה ערווה” and an interesting defense thereof. … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach Gemara in High School, End

[Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI; once again, all bracketed comments and emphases are mine – AIWAC] [Well, this is it. I have finished a translation job worth over 500 NIS – for … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach Gemara in High School, Part VI

[Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V; once again, all bracketed comments and emphases are mine – AIWAC] The Teachers – The Gap Between Yeshiva and High School Talmud teachers are by and large graduates of … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach Gemara in High School, Part V

[Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV; once again, all bracketed comments and emphases are mine – AIWAC] The School and the Teachers A. The Schedule The Multiplicity of Frontal Lectures One of the problems of the educational … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach Gemara in High School, Part IV

[Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III; once again, all bracketed comments and emphases are mine. The section on the curriculum, the teachers and method of teaching will be up next week. – AIWAC] Competition Gemara has competitors. We will … Continue reading

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