"How many times have you been complimented for being respectful?"
That was a question I wanted to ask at our school-wide assembly yesterday, but didn't.
The purpose of the assembly was twofold. I wanted our student body to understand that everything we all want to accomplish here - whether we're students . . .
The "Tikvah" Course at Kohelet Yeshiva High School
For the past three years, I have teamed up with Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif to teach an 11th Grade English and Humanities course entitled, “The Individual and Society in History, Philosophy, Jewish Thought and Literature.” Referred to as ‘Tikvah’, the class was initially supported by the Tikvah Fund, whose mission is to “bring forward the serious . . .
The frustration is overwhelming. No nation on Earth goes to the lengths that Israel does to preserve human life, to avoid undue casualties, and to protect the dignity of those who wish to destroy her. No nation on Earth would drop leaflets before they attacked, call homes harboring combatants before destroying them, or treat those who were . . .
Reflections on Seven Years in the South
My wife and I were deeply touched and genuinely honored by the tribute paid to us by the leadership of the Margolin Hebrew Academy at their annual Scholarship Banquet last week. I was asked to share some words of farewell after the presentation and I began by noting that of all of the wonderful things we accomplished together over the last . . .
I hated my job. Not all the time. Not even most of the time. But there were moments - key moments - when I was sure that the position just wasn't for me.
I started my career in school administration as the Director of Admissions of a large Orthodox boys high school in New York. As the school had never had such a position . . .
The following appeared in the MHA / FYOS Reporter as the Message from the Dean on 5/16/2014
Dear Mr. Sterling,
I wanted to tell you about two things that happened recently in our Orthodox Jewish Day School here in Memphis, Tennessee.
Last week, our girls attended the closing awards ceremony for the local . . .
Reflections on Public Prayer
The following appeared in the MHA / FYOS Reporter as the Message from the Dean on 5/8/2014
Though the drama played out in Washington D.C. and centered on a town in upstate New York, the issues debated, discussed, and pronounced in this week’s Supreme Court’s ruling on Town of Greece vs. Galoway struck a particular chord for our . . .