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Yom Hashoah Readings and Prayers 2003

A collection of readings and prayers for Yom Hashoah, compiled by Cantor Allen Leider for Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA. Click here. Read more
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Yom Hashoah Readings and Prayers 2004

A collection of readings and prayers for Yom Hashoah, compiled by Cantor Allen Leider for Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA. Click here. Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Right to Discipline

The Right to Discipline – 020 – What is the basis of my right to tell my students how they have to behave? Maintaining clarity... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Reading Proficiency

Teaching Reading Proficiency – 019 – If you teach a class that involves reading classic Jewish texts, who does the reading? Do all of your... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Evaluating Your Teaching

Evaluating Your Teaching – 018 – How do you assess your effectiveness as a teacher? There are some obvious, tell-tale signs around you, but there... Read more
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Educating a People: An Haftarah Companion As a Way of Finding a Theology of Judaism

Gidon Rothstein’s compilation of essays on the Haftarot, attempts to reconnect readers to the text and theological ideas of each Parasha’s Haftara. To read the entire article,... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Pacing Professional Development

Pacing Professional Development – 017 – Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t become masters of our trade in a year. A good... Read more