Category Archives: Creative process

Talmud as mussar and synthesis vs. analysis

I believe that Talmud study can make one into a more refined, sensitive, moral, integrated person. Head knowledge can be transformed into heart knowledge. However, this won’t happen naturally. A deliberate process is required. My idea is not new. The … Continue reading

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The meaning of feedback

Today, after receiving feedback on an earlier post (The ultimate trusting relationship) I went back and rewrote that post. The linguistic corrections were helpful. I also appreciated her questions and comments on parts that didn’t make sense. Feedback is so … Continue reading

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Observing a good educator

One of the things I do in my life is to tutor in a women’s seminary in Jerusalem. They spend roughly two hours studying in pairs to prepare the material and one hour in class. My job is to assist … Continue reading

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Not by the book

Everyone likes advice. They want to hear what the “experts” say. No one can really tell you “how to do it.” What I write about in this blog is my own practice and experience of life. Nothing else can lead … Continue reading

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More than one way to tame an animal

A fascinating phenomenon was brought to my attention. Russian experimenter Belyaev is a breeder who worked over time to select the tamest foxes among the new ones that were born. By the end of the tenth generation the foxes became … Continue reading

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How to translate without losing the message

A post on the Webby Blog called Not Confined caught my eye. This is what it said: “Last night I was at a Bible study, where we were looking at the book of Malachi. At one point in our discussion … Continue reading

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Animation

I love this animation. Okay, I admit I’m partial. My son did it. But I still think it’s great! My favorite part is where the little boy slides off his seat in a way that’s very true to life. Can … Continue reading

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