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For Shani Tauber, it all came together when her group left the house of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the religious Zionism pioneer known as “Rav Kook.”
“We were coming back through the streets of Jerusalem when all of a sudden it hit me: We are walking the land where everything we’ve been learning happened,” says Tauber. “And I realized it’s not theoretical here. You can feel how real it is.”
Tauber, who hails from New Jersey, is one of 15 women spending the year in Jerusalem in a new program that immerses educators in Jewish texts and history in the very land where the events transpired.
The seeds of the Eshkolot program were planted several years ago when Malke Bina, founder of the Jewish education organization Matan, was visiting the U.S
On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, the MDS student Israel Advocacy Team presented, “What Can You Do For Israel?”
Topics included Israel: The Legitimate Sovereign, by Avital Feuerstein; Erroneous Allegations against the IDF, by Rachel Halpern; Terrorism and Palestinian Payments, by Ruthi Gerber and Allie Berkowitz; Efficacy of Security Checks, by Shoshana Epstein; Biased Media, by Jacob Kadoe; Social Media and Propaganda, by Charlie Laifer; Education of Palestinian Youth, by Isaac Silverman
Transitioning to college can be a challenge for any student, but this is particularly true for teens who learn differently.
Having to rely more on their own capacity for initiative and organization, students with Executive Functioning challenges often feel as if they’re fighting an uphill battle to become a collegiate self-starter. Add ADHD, and college can become a campus for confusion, anxiety and disillusionment.
Enter Dr. Odey Raviv, Ph.D.
For over 30 years, Dr. Raviv has helped
Of the many intellectual perversions currently taking root on college campuses, perhaps none is more contradictory to what should be one of higher education’s core values than the suppression of free speech. With alarming regularity, speakers are shouted down, booed, jeered, and barraged with vitriol, all at the hands of progressive groups who give lip service to the notion of academic free speech, and who demand it when their own speech is at issue, but have no interest in listening to, or letting others
On Thursday, February 2nd, Manhattan Day School honored its varsity players and coaches at its first annual Sports Banquet. The MDS Mavericks Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball and Boys' Hockey teams have done exceptionally well this season and are all in contention for advancing to the playoffs.
"This could be the first time in Manhattan Day School’s 74-year history that we could have three varsity teams in the playoffs," says Ami Eden, President of the Board. “We are very proud of our