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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