Gil Perl

Chasidim & Misnagdim

A Four Part Lecture Series

Last night was the last of our four part lecture series on Chasidim and Misnagdim at Boca Raton Synagogue. We began with an overview of Jewish life in Poland prior to the 18th century and the emergence of the Ba'al Shem Tov.  In Part 2, we looked at the central teaching of early Chasidus and how those played a role in explaining its . . .

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December 29, 2022

The 4 R's

Biblical Criticism in Modern Orthodox High Schools

Is the Torah true?  Did the historical events described within it actually happen?  How are we, as Orthodox Jews, to contend with archeological findings that may suggest otherwise?  How do we, as Modern Orthodox Jews, justify our embrace of academic research for establishing truth in all areas except those that seem to . . .

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May 23, 2022

Reflecting on Jewish Education

Silvrback blog imageHere are some thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the field of Jewish Education that I recently shared with the Jewish Education Experience podcast:

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August 27, 2021

The Berachot of Kalev

A Farewell Message to the Students of Kohelet Yeshiva High School

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June 04, 2021

Ephraim, Menashe & The Iron Dome

Divrei Torah and Divrei Chizuk for Parshat Bamidbar

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May 14, 2021

A Strategic Reset for Day School Finances

Based on a forthcoming paper in the Azrieli Papers: Post COVID Chinuch vol. 2


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March 22, 2021

Why is This Purim Different?

An Open Letter to the Jewish Community

This is the text of a letter I sent to our school community yesterday, on the eve of our second Purim of the COVID era.  If you think it can be helpful for your community, feel free to share it with others:


February 24, 2021
12 Adar, 5781
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February 25, 2021


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