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  • Letters to the Editor: Prager, vocational skills, BDS movement, SpaceIL

    February 27, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    Prager and Self-Esteem

    In a recent article, Dennis Prager wrote an oversimplified and sweeping criticism of self-esteem (“Behavior Matters Most,” Feb. 15). He claims that self-esteem promotes the idea that feelings are more important than actions.

    True self-esteem comes from a...

  • Empowering our children with vocational skills

    February 20, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    Imagine asking your 16-year-old daughter and day school student, Maya, “What did you learn today?”

    Instead of the usual, “I dunno, nothing,” you get this:  

    “I am working to weld an iron banister, but we need to understand how heat and pressure affect various metal compositions...