Posts Tagged Jewish Education


Sorry, folks, I’ve been distracted by other projects and responsibilites, and my editor at JWR, Binyamin Jolkovsky, has been ill and not publishing.

Binyamin has done an extraordinary job, to the point that endless hours running a one-man show has left him very ill. If you haven’t visited his site, you should add it to your favorites. And if you’ve enjoyed the articles I’ve published there, please consider a donation, large or small, so that he can hire the assistants he will need to continue his fine work on behalf of Torah and the Jewish people.

Click on Jewish World Review and look for the link to make your tax deductable donation.

Please don’t lose touch. I hope to get back to publishing and posting before too long.

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Friday Flashback — Halloween Reflections

Here are some old thoughts about what is becoming America’s most popular holiday.

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Blowing my own Horn Dept.

I’m pleased and humbled to report that I have been honored by the St. Louis Central Agency for Jewish Education with this year’s Stuart I. Raskas Outstanding Teacher Award, and also with the national Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

To whatever degree I am deserving of these distinctions, without the guidance and support of my principal, Rabbi Gavriel Munk, as well as the camaraderie of the dedicated rabbis and secular teachers that make Block Yeshiva High School such an extraordinary institution of Jewish learning, I could never have developed as a teacher to the extent that I have.

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Talking to the Wall Dept.

My efforts to engage an ideologue in civil discourse.  Draw your own conclusions.

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Invest in the Future of the Jewish People

Block Yeshiva High School in St. Louis, for which I teach, and which my children attend, is one of the few Jewish schools left that has a full dual curriculum, with half day Torah studies and half day secular subjects. Over 90% of our graduates spend at least a year studying Torah in Israel , and nearly 100% attend college. Our SAT, ACT, and AP scores are consistently among the highest in the city, and frequently in the country. We have a full sports program for both boys and girls, and most our graduates go on to profession careers balanced with strong commitment to Jewish tradition and the Jewish community, while some remain in full-time Torah learning, teaching, and outreach. One of our faculty members is a published writer of modest reputation.

We are currently having a fundraising raffle with a $100,000 first prize. Tickets are $100 each, 2/$190, 3/$280, 6/$540, or 12/$1000. The drawing will take place March 26th. Thanks to those who have already participated.

If you’d like more information, the school website is linked on the sidebar. We will be most appreciative if you become a partner with us in our pursuit of excellence in Jewish education.

Checks can be mailed to:

Block Yeshiva High School (BYHS)
1146 N. Warson Rd
St. Louis, MO 63132

Or call (314) 872-8701

Email:  byhs2[at]


R’ Yonason Goldson

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Support Block Yeshiva High School and have a chance to win $100,000 in our fundraising raffle.  For tickets, call (314) 872-8701.

For raffle details, click here.

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Teaching the Fallacy of Moral Relativism

Where are they now? It might make a good follow-up story, but in the meantime

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