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Grade 10 Israel Trip

Grade 10 Israel Trip

Living the life of Israeli students by Gabe and Hannah Aaron   Over the last four weeks, we have spent our time learning at Yeshivat Bnei Akiva and Ulpanat Orot in Modi’in. This experience had a tremendously positive effect on the whole group. We got to experience life as an Israeli student, living in an […]

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Sparks of Light 2017: Introduction

Sparks of Light 2017: Introduction

Dear Friends, Last week, following what was undoubtedly one of the most successful and uplifting Shabbatons I have ever been part of at Or Chaim, the school administrative team decided to cancel yeshiva on Sunday. Our students were exhausted and there were many tests in the week ahead. Therefore we felt it was truly in […]

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Hot Showers, Signal Detection Theory, and the Advantage of Chavruta Learning

Hot Showers, Signal Detection Theory, and the Advantage of Chavruta Learning

by Rabbi Hartley Perlmutter You are in the shower. It’s been a long day, and nothing could be more relaxing than standing exactly where you are. Two minutes into you shower the phone rings. Do you hear it? Before we answer the question, let’s define some terms. Signal Detection Theory (SDT) is a means of […]

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Does Technology Make Us Better?

Does Technology Make Us Better?

by Mr. Jonathan Parker I was flipping through the new issue of The Atlantic today when I came across this nugget from Ray Kurzweil: “The means of creativity have now been democratized. For example, anyone with an inexpensive high-definition video camera and a personal computer can create a high-quality, full-length motion picture.” Yep. Just as […]

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