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  Drops of Honey - Tasting, talking and tagging Jewish education in Pittsburgh and the rest of the Jewish world! A blog by Rabbi Scott Aaron.
The United States Constitution Religious Law and American Freedoms: Remembering the Lessons of History by dropsofhoney
Monday evening, December 12, I was honored to be on a panel discussing different religious legal systems at a forum organized by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee .  I was joined by Father Larry...
Jewish campers Jewish Camping in Pittsburgh: EKC and Beyond by dropsofhoney
As most of us know by now, Jewish camping has been identified as an important formative experience in the Jewish identity of children.  In a community like Pittsburgh, a community-run camp like Emm...
9S7G_todah.jpg Talking Turkey about Teaching Appreciation by dropsofhoney
Every year my colleague Ed Frim, Executive Director of the AJL , sends around a compilation of Jewishly-relevant prayers of Thanksgiving for use at the big turkey feast.  I thought it would be nice...
8PS0_adult_education_classes.jpg Adult Education and Spiritual Direction: One Journey. by dropsofhoney
The following is a blog post from a friend and student, Barbara Shuman, who is also the former co-chair of the AJL's  Adult Education committee here in Pittsburgh and now one of our Vice Presidents...
1OH0_Galilee.jpg School Choice Problems - Israeli Style by dropsofhoney
This is a blog post from a colleague, Rabbi Marc Rosenstein, in Israel whose blog, Galilee Diary , discusses daily life in his neck of the Israeli woods.  This post describes the problems of public...
Cider from Ben Harris's press Sukkot: An Experiential Educator's Dream Holiday by dropsofhoney
Forgive my tardiness in posting, but during the High Holidays I serve as the rebbetzin in our family while my wife handles does the rabbi-ing.  That means for me the usual day job responsibilities ...
HSCF_imagesCASJ7U5G.jpg Shana Tovah! by dropsofhoney
My wife has a new toy.  She upgraded to an IPhone recently and has downloaded a shofar app.  She and the kids are getting a real chuckle out of setting off the blasts at the most inopportune times ...
Back to school Day School Data: Tough Choices in Tough Times by dropsofhoney
The new school year is now well underway and the release of new data is floating in like autumn leaves.  I was intrigued by the latest from JData.com which is a project of Brandeis University that ...
G32Z_2011_Fall_Adult_Education_Catalog_pdf.png The School Year Begins! by dropsofhoney
Tomorrow my oldest starts school downtown at CAPA while my younger two are already back in their desks at CDS .  Religious schools will soon be in session as well including adult education.  In oth...
IP8S_tishabav.jpg Tisha B'Av from an educational viewpoint by dropsofhoney
Tonight begins the 9th of Av which is the date on the Hebrew calendar attributed to the destruction of both ancient Temples.  This is traditionally a day of mourning and atonement with practices si...