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Links You’ll Love – 2/10/12

It’s February…time to start shaking things up a little. Check out Mrs. Ripp’s blog for a cute post on 10 easy things you can change in your classroom. I think we’ll start taking a dance break in the computer lab! http://mrspripp.blogspot.com/2012/02/10-easy-things-you-can-change-in-your.html

Oprah (remember her?) just taped a two-part special on her visit to Chasidic Brooklyn and speaks a bit about her observations at this video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/oprah-hasidic-rabbi-interview-brooklyn-jewish-tour_n_1265684.html. It’s actually quite a nice interview. Having just taken a tour of Crown Heights, a lot of what she said resonated with me.

Fresh Ink for Teens at http://www.freshinkforteens.com, is a project of the Jewish Week, and, as you might guess, is a website written for Jewish teens. It’s very contemporary, featuring articles about the Hebrew Mamita, cheating on SATs and dating.

Sir Isaac Newton – he wasn’t just about gravity, y’know… Turns out he thought – and wrote – quite a bit about theology, mysticism and the like. And in a turn of events worthy of a Spielberg movie, Newton’s works on theology have found their way to the National Library of Israel. There’s an interesting Haaretz article about it at http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-national-library-uploads-trove-of-newton-s-theological-tracts-1.411811 and the collection can be viewed (what? You mean it’s digitized TOO?) at http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/mss/newton/. Newton thought a lot about the world to come (and about how it would end), but I bet he never figured we’d be reading his writings over the Internet!

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