Education is not just learning the skills to make a living; it is learning to understand life itself.
Perhaps the greatest influence over one’s life is one’s education. Unlike genes, circumstance, or looks, education is pretty much something under our control. So how come no one can agree on what the ideal education looks like? Should there be G-d in the classroom? Should there be classrooms? Are schools providing us with the most important tools for us to experience life? Bottom line: Is a school meant to teach our children (and us) how to make a few bucks or how to make a difference?
An email exchange between Rabbi Jacobson and the mother of a bi-polar son illuminates the concept of special children and their unique strengths.Read More
A Simple Guide to Thinking for Yourself
Thinking for yourself (“thinking different”) is a skill that must be developed and nurtured. The following three steps are the foundations of learning that skill and enriching it.Read More
The Education Crisis
Undoubtedly education of the young is the key to preserving spiritual identity. Today, nothing less than a revolution is necessary in our education systems.Read More
A reflection of the pain of childnessness and the power to overcome through alternative ways to give birth to new souls.Read More
Are You Responsible for Other People’s Reactions?
Are you responsible to repress your opinion if it may offend others? In a culture where trigger warnings, safe spaces, and social-media outrage have become part of the common parlance, it can be hard to discern what your responsibility for another person’s reaction is. Is there an absolute guideline?Read More
Education: Shaping Life
This article is an excerpt from “Toward a Meaningful Life”. It emphasizes the importance of moral education for children, and places responsibility on parents and educators for providing that education.Read More
The Pure Ones
The innate purity within children and their effortless connection to the Divine is examined, despite popular scientific theories and thought to the contrary.Read More
How to Criticize Without Shaming; How to Discipline Without Yelling
Learn how to integrate discipline with love — growing the flowers while uprooting the weeds — in one seamless process of nurturing a beautiful and exquisite garden.Read More
“Does home schooling create social problems for children?”Read More
Back to School. Back to Normal?
Join Rabbi Jacobson as he addresses, in his disarming and inimitable way, our current disruptions. Instead of reacting to the symptoms with short term solutions, learn how to turn this challenge into an opportunity.Read More