By Rabbi Julie Schwarzwald Thanksgiving is a Jewish holiday. An American holiday (and a Canadian holiday), yes, but the idea of giving thanks and showing gratitude is a deep and lasting concept in Judaism. The Hebrew for gratitude is “hakarat hatov,” literally, “recognizing … [Read more...] about Hakarat HaTov, from a Jewish Educator
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By Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis In the story of Jacob and Esau, Esau, as a young man, loses the future he has always thought would be his. He has foolishly given away his birthright claim as eldest son. He has been tricked out of the blessing of carrying on his grandfather … [Read more...] about Esau, Jacob, and Feeling Our Way Into a Pandemic Thanks-Giving
By R. Jon Kelsen, PhD I thank you, eternally living King! For You have returned within me my soul, with compassion; Your faithfulness is great! The prayer Modah [Modeh] Ani was authored by 16th century Safed kabbalist, R. Moshe b. Makhir. Now canonized in Jewish prayerbooks … [Read more...] about Modah Ani: A 2020 Thanksgiving Reflection, for all those alone
By Andrés Spokoiny When my son, a high school senior, decided to take a science course that would look good on his college applications, he initially registered for one offered nearby. But when he discovered that Israel’s legendary Weizmann Institute was offering a science co … [Read more...] about The Covid Content Revolution
By Benjamin Berger, Paul Bernstein, David Bryfman, Jeremy Fingerman, Anna Hartman, Miriam Heller Stern, Susan Wachsstock Introduction by David BryfmanCEO, The Jewish Education Project Almost ten months into this pandemic, here in America we live a dual existence. … [Read more...] about COVID-Keepers: Jewish Education Leaders on the Possibilities Emerging from the Pandemic