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Mar 30, 2020, 4:52 PM
Learning from Gen Z in the Age of Corona
Back in January, PICO Kids roared with creative energy as several hundred kids packed the Makerspace to solve challenges related to the lowest point on Earth. At the Dead Sea Recovery Makeathon, kids built prototypes addressing the sinkholes, habitat...
Mar 30, 2020, 1:18 PM
Home. Sweet Home.
Corona. Uncertainty has become the norm. The recommended first step in dealing with uncertainty is to identify and latch on to what is certain. Well, there's nothing more constant or certain in our lives than home and family. It's a 'given'. ...
Mar 30, 2020, 1:29 AM
Tips for homeschooling Passover during pandemic
I have heard that so many families are struggling with their children right now, as the coronavirus numbers climb, schools have been closed, and so many are forced to home educate during the busy Passover season. Please forgive me...
Mar 28, 2020, 2:28 AM
High School Students Create Organization to Combat COVID-19
Bars packed in Nashville. People crammed together on Bourbon Street. Tourists flocked to the beaches for Spring Break. Despite Americans being asked to socially distance to prevent the spread of Covid-19, millions refused to do so. These are the pictures...
Mar 27, 2020, 12:51 AM
My Dearest Child
We spent billions of dollars developing and producing the deadliest weapon on earth -- the hydrogen bomb -- so that if anyone dared to harm you, we could keep you safe. We gathered the finest minds in the world to...
Mar 27, 2020, 12:18 AM
The First to Say ‘Shalom’
As members of the Jewish community we carry, deep within ourselves a trove of Aggadah – legends, thoughts and sayings, whose meanings we don’t understand. We pass these on from generation to generation, as part of our collective Jewish...
Mar 26, 2020, 11:07 PM
Homeschool vs. School at Home
I always wanted to homeschool. When my oldest child was born, I was determined to do just that. Although I was working as a middle and high school assistant principal at the time, my son was my sidekick. I...
Mar 26, 2020, 8:48 PM
Can We Make Lemonade from This Lemon?
We live in the age of one-liners, where self-help gurus, the media and politicians would love to dismiss our concerns with a witty quote such as: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Or they may use the banal...
Mar 26, 2020, 8:09 PM
Maintaining Sanity during Coronavirus Times
While the Coronavirus pandemic is something new for all of us, many of the same principles apply that we know have been helpful in the past. This is a time of uncertainty, confusion and significant worry for all of...
Mar 26, 2020, 2:42 PM
Covid19: The virus I hate to love
By now, we all realise that the Coronavirus is a complete global disaster. We know that many of us will unfortunately lose loved ones. And as international citizens we unequivocally abhor this pandemic. In my life, I have never experienced...