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?
The word “Chanukah” comes from the word chinuch, which means “initiation.” Chanukah celebrates the renewal of the service in the Holy Temple after it was liberated from the Greek defiler, purified, and rededicated as the seat of G-d’s manifest presence in our world.Read More
The Rebbe advises consistent efforts with a balance of friendliness and firmness in education.Read More