A Double Mitzvah

A Double Mitzvah

Tu B’shevat is a time when modern Jews consider their responsibility towards the environment and God’s world, as I pointed out in my last column.  Inspired by a number of Akiva students who have taken it upon themselves to spearhead grassroots environmental efforts at...
The Values of Education

The Values of Education

Chidushim B’Chinuch—Insights into Education Thirteenth of an Ongoing Series This Monday was Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Arbor Day or New Year of the Trees.  In modern times, Tu B’Shevat has become a day of ecological awareness, the Jewish Earth Day.  In Hebrew schools, Tu...