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Israel…live in your classroom

Friday night at synagogue my rabbi spoke for a few minutes about the Women of the Wall. It occurred to me that this would be a good thing about which to teach my 8th and 9th graders. And, after all, I had an expert at my disposal…my daughter, who had just davened with the Women of the Wall last rosh chodesh.

I really wanted my kids to hear about this from her, but she’s there and we’re not.

Enter Skype, a computer and a projector…

Easy peasy. We Skyped with her from my wifi-connected computer, while she was projected on my classroom wall, and the kids got to hear firsthand about the Women of the Wall.

I’m dying to use this again!


January 25, 2010 - Posted by | Israel, Technology | ,


  1. This is such a simple but powerful practice, I wish more people did this! I think what I love the most, though, is the photograph with the students and your daughter (via the web/projector) in the shot. Very nice!

    Comment by Dan Medwin | March 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Dan,

      I just caught your comment on the blog – thanks so much for reading! I’ve used your VisualTefilah resources with my class as well.


      Comment by Tktchr | July 20, 2010 | Reply

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