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Sep 17, 2018, 7:12 AM
The Four Billionth Sinner
The Talmud (Kiddushin 40b) states that a person should always view himself as if he were precisely half guilty and half meritorious, so that any deed he does now will tip the balance. He should also view the whole...
Oct 18, 2017, 3:45 PM
The Physics and Metaphysics of Rainbows
How Rainbows Work What causes a rainbow to appear in the sky? It usually shows up when part of the sky is sunny and part of it is still dark with rain clouds. The sun shines from behind the person...
Aug 9, 2016, 4:14 PM
Solutions to the Tuition Crisis
The problem The vast majority of Orthodox Jews in America send their children to Yeshiva Day schools, where annual tuition can run from from $10,000 to $30,000 per kid. Many people struggle to pay such high tuition rates with their...
Jul 29, 2016, 6:31 AM
Choice in education
Enabling school choice is not just moral, it will help drive innovation and lower costs for everyone's education
May 15, 2016, 8:34 PM
The Plowman meets the Reaper
Background This past Sabbath most synagogues outside of Israel read the haftorah from the end of Amos. This haftorah is so important that we read it instead of the official haftorah for Parshat Kedoshim. Most of Amos rails against the...
Mar 16, 2015, 8:03 PM
Programming Bootcamps – The Jewish Approach to Learning
By adopting techniques used to study Talmud, students can more easily pick up computer skills
Feb 26, 2015, 11:15 PM
Too Few Billion-Dollar Israeli Startups?
Going for a buyout sometimes makes more sense for Israeli start-ups than going for an IPO
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