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Bringing Kabbalah into Our Educational Syllabus

Published in Times of Israel by Aryeh Ben David
Posted on June 5, 2019

An educational consultant recently told me that teachers often teach what they feel most comfortable teaching, and not necessarily what their students need to learn. I know I was guilty of this for many years, though I always rationalized to myself that what I was doing was for the well-being of my students.

I think this issue becomes most evident in the teaching of Gemara in high schools and post-high school programs.

I loved learning gemara. Yet it neither developed my inner spiritual life nor nurtured my relationship with God.

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