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What Now Seems Like Ancient History

I am a basketball fan. However, being from Chicago, and having experienced Michael and Scottie and Dennis bring the Larry O’Brien trophy to the Windy City FIVE TIMES… what can I say? I am happy for y’all and the Raptors. I hope Kawhi stays. But it’s been eleven days...

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“Truly Disruptive Jewish Education”

Jack Wertheimer recently penned a piece about the need for “truly disruptive Jewish education.” Here’s a choice quote which captures what ADRABA is about top to tail.  Emphases mine. If we focus the conversation around what Jews need in order to become active...

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The Future is Here.

In today’s eJewishPhilanthropy, Josh Miller and Seth Linden make the case  to funders that supporting Jewish online learning is worthwhile.   Miller and Linden represent the Jim Joseph Foundation, an organization “devoted exclusively to supporting Jewish education of...

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Will Screens Be Our Undoing?

Editor’s Note:  When hot takes in the popular press usually have a headline that poses a saucy question, the answer very often will be NO - but it sure does catch the eye, doesn't it? In 1958, economist John Kenneth Galbraith coined the term “conventional wisdom” to...

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Well yes, but actually no.

Do traditional schools need dramatic changes to improve the learning experience?  YES! Do students need better opportunities for learning in the school context?  YES! In light of recent announcements from Queen’s Park, are we on the right track?  NO. While TDSB kids...

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tl;dr, Vol. 6: Canada 1, USA 0

In their report of their study of Canadian Jews, Robert Brym and Rhonda Lenton found that Canadian Jews are doing much better than their counterparts to the south in every category of “assimilation indicators.”   However, they expressed some concern about “young...

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tl;dr, Vol. 5: The ADRABA Mindset

Dr. Bill Robinson has been running a series of think pieces at eJewishphilanthropy, exploring “Big Ideas” in Jewish education.  This week’s hot take is the kabbalistic concept of tikkun olam.   I don’t want to reproduce the title here because it’s way too long, or get...

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Schrodinger’s School at Prizmah

Imagine a sealed box with a cat and a small tube with potentially radioactive material inside.  If the material is indeed radioactive, the tube is shattered, releasing the poison.  According to one take on this situation, the cat is simultaneously alive AND dead, but...

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