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To Err is to be Human

The foundation of education is the ability to realize that one’s knowledge is not all encompassing and there is room for growth. The corollary is that on the way, we will make mistakes. People may readily agree with the first statement, but have a harder time coming to terms with making mistakes. The child that […]

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Special Guests Highlight the Week at FJA

Two distinct events this week brought guests to FJA for entertainment and enlightenment.  The first was a special appearance by FJA alum Michael Yashinsky, the current Applebaum Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.  The other was a new experience, a weekday matinee of the spring play Leaving Iowa, staged especially for members […]

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What’s in a Question?

Have you ever thought about the questions you ask and why you ask them? We ask questions for all sorts of reasons: Questions to make a point; rhetorical questions and challenging questions; questions intended to incite and questions meant to comfort. Questions to pique interest, promote reflection, or engender thought (hopefully like the title of […]

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Adjusting Adar Sheni

On my next birthday I am turning 57. You might ask, “What’s the big deal about 57?” Well, 57 is 3 x 19, and 19 is an important number in the Jewish calendar. Our calendar runs on a 19 year cycle. This year the Hebrew date of my birth, the 13th of Iyyar, corresponds to […]

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