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  • Innovating the Israeli classroom

    November 11, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    Imagine a revolutionary classroom for kids with attention and learning disorders: bouncy chairs made from yoga balls, distraction-free décor, walled-off cubicles, desks on wheels and a touch of the outdoors.

    Only there’s no need to imagine it, now that the unique “Yes I Can!”...

  • Bar-Ilan student kicked out of class for not wearing yarmulke

    December 12, 2012 | 9:53 am

    A Bar-Ilan University Talmud professor kicked a male student out of his class for not wearing a yarmulke.

    The incident reportedly occurred last week and later came to light on the Bar-Ilan Facebook page. A complaint posted omn the page over the weekend by a classmate and the...

  • New group for school and shul rabbis addresses shared issues

    By Julie G Fax

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A new group of Orthodox day school principals and pulpit rabbis on Los Angeles' Westside began meeting a few months ago to work through issues that overlap the classroom and the synagogue.

    Since December, a group of 10 rabbis has discussed issues ranging from bar and bat mitzvah...

  • When Xmas Enters the Classroom

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Five days a week during this holiday period, Jodi Braverman sits in a room that conjures up images of the North Pole. The walls are covered with pictures of jolly old St. Nick, and not one, but two miniature Christmas trees serve as obstacles to the seating area. From time...

  • The Blow by Blow on Shofarim

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yossi Mizrachi stood in front of a class of second-graders at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy with a dark, ridged, 4-foot-long buffalo horn in his hand.

    "Can we use this for a shofar?" he asked the class, who started cooing in awe at the enormous horn.

    "The buffalo is a kosher...

  • Right at the Start

    By Beverly Gray

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's not only that children are killing children. There's also the fact, chronicled in such publications as U.S. News & World Report, that cheating is up in classrooms across the nation. No wonder educators of all stripes are pondering what it takes to teach ethics to their students....