Standard and Poor

Standardized testing has destroyed public education. It’s the responsibility of us Jews, who benefited more than anyone from the system, to fix it.

Testing the Limits

Not only is standardized testing plaguing our schools, driving us to cheat, and making our children sick; it’s completely antithetical to Jewish values

Slaving Away

On Passover, we recall that Moses was a stranger in a strange land. An illustrated column imagines how the story might sound in a contemporary Israeli classroom.

Healing

This week’s parasha teaches the importance of helping those cast aside feel more welcome in the Jewish community. A Boston philanthropist and a Tel Aviv musician are both heeding that lesson.

Something Borrowed

My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.

Against Accountability

In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.

In With the In Crowd

‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids

Cruel to Be Kind

A haftorah of consolations and expectations

Long Haul

Some U.S. immigrants to Israel chase both the Zionist dream and an American paycheck

Sundown: Zionism and the Black Experience

Plus fear vs. hate, hippie art, and a rock ‘n’ roll error

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