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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.
DHXK_5a.jpg Change at The Kotel: Jewish Status and Israel Education by dropsofhoney
There has been a fascinating development in Israel in the debate over what it means to be a Jewish state.  The Kotel is the Hebrew name of what is known in English as the Western Wall and one of th...
4C0I_268913_boston_marathon_bombing.jpg Responding to Crisis through Jewish Education: After the Boston Marathon by dropsofhoney
Many parents and religius educators struggle with how to talk to their children about tragedy from a Jewish context.  Previous blog posts here have discussed it in the context of violence in Gaza a...
11C4_Krustys_Bar_Mitzvah.png The B'nai Mitzvah: Confusing Meaning and Message by dropsofhoney
     Spring is almost upon us and with it comes a busy season in the Jewish community for life cycle events we prefer to celebrate in warmer weather when possible, namely weddings and b'nai mitzvah...
FN8F_Herzl.jpg Time to Ask Some Important Questions About Israel Education by dropsofhoney
     I was honored to participate in a recent think-tank on Israel Education in Chicago organized by the iCenter in partnership with the World Zionist Organization entitled Israel in the Developmen...
Grieving Parents at Sandy Hook Elementary Sandy Hook Elementary: The Tipping Point for Safe Schools by dropsofhoney
     Like all of America, I was saddened by the tragedy in Connecticut last week. I am also a bit embarrassed to say that it took a while for that emotional response to register within me. Not beca...
Book Sale Details Forget Black Friday - Hit Seforim Sunday! by dropsofhoney
On this busy holiday weekend I am just passing along this local Pittsburgh book sale of Jewish texts.  If you are a serious learner or just looking to raise the Jewish content level of your bookshe...
EACT_IronDomereu_2400016b.jpg Talking to Our Kids about Gaza by dropsofhoney
My colleague Ed Frim gave me a very useful fact packet last week designed for use with children to explain more about the current crisis in Israel with Gaza and also to provide a resource for paren...
IETK_Jewish_Friends_Jewish_People.jpg It IS about Who You Know: Jewish Social Networks and Jewish Education by dropsofhoney
I caught sight last week of a very interesting study done by three excellent scholars of the social sciences and the Jewish community on the question of how much does who you know impact what you d...
Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy: Jewish Responses for Children to Impending Natural Disaster by dropsofhoney
It has been an eventful month between the festivals, a bar mitzvah, concussion and illness and the start of the semester so I have been neglecting my blog for a while.  However, as I write this the...
8GDZ_apple_and_honey.jpg 5773: A Milestone Year by dropsofhoney
Educational milestones come only after hard work and and two major ones will be intersecting for my family in the upcoming new year, G-d willing.  My pride and joy, my #1 son, Meitav, is having his...