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Owen Gottlieb: Learning, Education and Games. Volume One: Curricular and Design Considerations October 29, 2014

This book is perfect for any educator or designer seeking an introduction to research-driven best practices for using and designing games for learning. This book provides the latest research and techniques for designing games for a variety of curricular needs--including STEM, literacy learning, history education, music, and computational, ethical, and critical thinking. The book also delves into specific design issues, such as aligning goals, designing for an audience, playtesting, and assessment.

East Coast Premiere of "The Gospel According to Jerry" by Richard Krevolin & Rabbi Irwin Kula! October 28, 2014

Miami's New Theatre is delighted to present the Eastern Premiere of The Gospel According to Jerry by writing duo Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula. The Gospel According to Jerry runs from November 21 - December 14, 2014 4 at the beautiful, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189.

The Wisdom Daily: Helicopter Parenting vs No Rescue Parenting October 27, 2014

"Mommy blogs and morning television are filled with a new debate. Are you a “Helicopter Parent” or a “No Rescue Parent”? The latter is a new term being touted as the antidote to the former..."

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The Wisdom Daily: In Memoriam: Jack Bruce, Legendary Cream Bassist October 27, 2014

"A Gadol, which in Hebrew means big or great, is a designation in Jewish wisdom for a creative sage who transcends boundaries of time and place. On Saturday a Gadol – Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream – died at the age of 71.."

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Tzemah Yoreh: The Daughters of Israel October 27, 2014

“What if the Bible was dominated by strong female voices instead of males? Would we relate to the Bible differently? In the second part of this experiment, I switch the gender of every character in the Biblical text of Exodus and wait for readers' reactions.”
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From Clal

Why Apple Users Had An Issue With The U2 Album October 27, 2014

"Has Apple taken us from 1984 to 2014 and back again? In what is considered one of the greatest commercials ever made, Apple Computer introduced the Mac to the world in 1984 during the Super Bowl running an ad that instantaneously changed the image of Apple forever..."

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By Rabbi Irwin Kula and Craig Hatkoff from FORBES

The Wisdom Daily: The Privilege of Seeing The Death of Klinghoffer October 24, 2014

"I had the privilege of attending the opening performance of The Death of Klinghoffer on Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera. I say privilege because after months of listening to protests and nasty threats by fellow members of my tribe (Jewish), almost all of whom admittedly never saw the opera, seeing The Death of Klinghoffer was an extraordinary cultural and musical experience.

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Freundel: Not Just an Orthodox Problem October 23, 2014

"Much has been written about the impact of Rabbi Barry Freundel on the Orthodox world. In a community that sees the mikveh as essential to their practice of Judaism, this is a fundamental tear in the fabric that weaves together ideals of halakhic observance with the messy realities of daily life. But much less commented upon are the ways in which this tragedy has implications beyond the Orthodox world..."

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Afterthoughts: Making Memory Matter after the Ferguson Weekend of Resistance & Sukkot October 22, 2014

"The leaders of one of the youth-led collectives in Ferguson, Millennial Activists United, have a ritual that they do before each protest, and when I first witnessed it during my five days as a rabbinical student in solidarity with them during the Ferguson Weekend of Resistance, it moved me to tears...."

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By Sarah Barasch-Hagans, RWB Student Fellow, from Zeek

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: ‘Klinghoffer’ As Gateway To Dialogue October 22, 2014

"For the past few weeks, my email and social media have been inundated with discussions and links to flyers, articles and events that all support the opposition, protest and even disruption of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer.” And I disagree with each one..."

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