It has been an insanely long time since I wrote a blog post, mostly because I have lots of ideas running through my mind and not enough time to actually write things down. School is occupying the majority of my time right now. In lieu of a formal graduate thesis for this program I am tasked with writing a curriculum guide. Every graduate of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR (did you know that if you are a rabbi or educator you can contact the Tartak Center at HUC in LA and get access to almost all of these guides?) writes this guide on a topic of their choosing for any of the following settings: camp, religious school, adult education or day school. My curriculum guide is about Modern Hebrew poetry for adult learners in the congregational setting. Exciting, right?
A lot of interesting things have been happening in Israel. By ‘interesting’ I mean completely ridiculous and offensive. The political cartoon connected to this post effectively sums up what is going on. If you haven’t seen the flash mob video from Beit Shemesh, you can watch it here.
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