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  Drops of Honey - Tasting, talking and tagging Jewish education in Pittsburgh and the rest of the Jewish world! A blog by Rabbi Scott Aaron.
AQGN_dsc_4396b1.jpg "Yesh Boom": An Israel Educator's Israel Education - part 2 by dropsofhoney
Yesterday I wrote about my intellectual learning experience among an international cadre of fellow Israel Educators last week at the First International Dialog on the Israel Educator   in Jerusalem...
6JFU_Homepage_Header_30_6.jpg "Yesh Boom": An Israel Educator's Israel Education - part 1 by dropsofhoney
Last week I was honored to among a group of invitees brought to Israel by the World Zionist Organization and the iCenter to participate in the First International Dialog (sic) on the Israel Educato...
EGIM_cheesecake.jpg Some Morning-After Thoughts about Shavuot and Modern America by dropsofhoney
Tuesday night was our 6th annual Pittsburgh community Tikkun Leil Shavuot . Our community once again had between 400-500 people, including many teens and young adults, from all backgrounds of Jewis...
66CV_Tikkun_2014_Poster.jpg Let Me Holler at You About the Custom of Studying on Shavuot! by dropsofhoney
A wise person, Lee Chotiner, once explained to me the aversion of Pittsburghers to attending any event that requires them to cross over one of our three rivers or go through one of our tunnels as a...
22OU_effects_of_circumcision.jpg Just a Little Off the Top: Circumcision and Competing Theological Views by dropsofhoney
     The infant circumcision debate is an ongoing process in the Jewish community around the world as well as among many people of all faiths.  Not a month goes by that I don’t read of a country or...
HQZU_christ_in_the_passover_presentation.jpg When is a Seder not a Seder? Passover and Messianic Judaism by dropsofhoney
I was made aware last week by one of my adult students of a "Passover Worship and Teaching" event scheduled for April 15 (the night of the second Seder) at Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill b...
9LGH_AJL.png The Reports of the Death of Congregations has Been Greatly Exaggerated by dropsofhoney
One of the most important component of healthy congregational education programs is healthy congregations.  By this I mean those with a clear mission statement, responsive culture, connected and ca...
8QVQ_1377595_10151892260503826_81319993_n_210x300.jpg Educational Insight from One of Our Own: Carolyn Gerecht by dropsofhoney
Among other things, I professionally focus on the research and teaching of good experiential education skills in the Jewish community, and as a result I get to encounter a number of young professio...
41GH_mar04pg7opiniondownmythroat.gif Slinging Mud from the Ivory Tower: the Academic Boycott of Israel by dropsofhoney
     Between the earliest Channukah on record this year and the usual end-of-year ballyhoo around ending semesters and winter vacation, an event took place that got somewhat overlooked by the large...
9VNQ_DT76_survey__1_.jpg There is a Skew to Pew - Told You! by dropsofhoney
In my last post I linked to a recent op-ed I wrote for this paper about the rush to panic over the release of the Pew study and why it was necessary to slow down and actually read the study rather ...