Monthly Archives: December 2010

Snow Day

There are very few times, I mean normal regularly occurring instances, that I see the hand of G-d and that is when people are trying to get somewhere, particularly if it is on a plane. It is one of those … Continue reading

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Parshat Shemot 2010-A Lesson from the Rooster

Summary: The list of the Jews who went down to Egypt is recounted. The situation the Jews first encountered changed radically from the times of Yosef. Pharaoh enslaved the Jews and began to abuse them. Fearing rebellion, Pharaoh orders all … Continue reading

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Study Tip #8-Scheduling

College is a lot different from high school as far as structure goes. When I was in high school, lunch and the bus ride were dedicated times to doing homework. Yes, I had to do some at home, but I … Continue reading

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Study Tip #7-Reward Yourself

We all expect rewards for the good things we accomplish. Unfortunately, other people may not see it that way, especially since you’re already potty trained and got into college and stuff. It’s up to you to reward yourself from time … Continue reading

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Study Tip #6-Memorization and Mnemonics

A major difference between old school learning and modern is the emphasis on memorization. Before Guttenberg, memorization was crucial, because for most people you’d have to sell a kidney to get your hands on one. It’s a lost art, and … Continue reading

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Parshat V’Yehi 2010-Choosing the Easy Way

Summary: Yaakov brings Yosef and his two sons Ephraim and Menashe in to be blessed before he dies. He blesses Ephraim, the younger one, in a superior manner by putting his right hand on his head and his left hand … Continue reading

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Parshat V’Yigash 2010- A Lesson in Politics from Pharaoh

Summary: Yehuda confronts Yosef about the way he has treated the brothers, in a way that comes off as a threat. Yosef reveals his identity, stupefying the brothers. Yosef sends word to his father that he is alive and well … Continue reading

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Study Tip #5-Finding Your Learning Style

One of the biggest trends in learning is multi-sensory learning. Many people don’t do well with frontal lecture and prefer to see the information in order to work with it. These are the different ways in which people learn: Auditory-listening … Continue reading

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Study Tip #6-Memorization and Mnemonics

A major difference between old school learning and modern is the emphasis on memorization. Before Guttenberg, memorization was crucial, because for most people you’d have to sell a kidney to get your hands on one. It’s a lost art, and … Continue reading

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Study Tip #4-Hevruta Learning

Hevruta Learning is the core feature of Jewish study, and is just starting to be used in the secular schools. It’s quite a bit different from what you are used to, and what’s considered acceptable behavior in a library. In … Continue reading

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