One fact every Jewish parent should know

It seems that South Koreans have figured out what trains our brains and gives us (according to them) an intellectual edge: engaging in Talmud Study.  Close to fifty million Koreans have studied the Talmud, and in a country where most people are Christian or Buddhist, that is a persuasive number. 

It is interesting to note that most homes have a copy of the Talmud in Korean (picture courtesy of the Embassy of South Korea).  I wonder how Talmud is being taught there and how it’s being presented to young learners.  Perhaps we could learn a few tips from them and interest teenagers in furthering their Jewish education.

The next time your teen asks you why Jewish education is important, you might just have an interesting answer.

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About Ruth Schapira

As a Jewish educator and consultant, I hope to spur new ideas through this blog that might inspire conversations and change within the Jewish community. I'm interested in making a difference through training, leadership development, and outreach. View all posts by Ruth Schapira

2 responses to “One fact every Jewish parent should know

  • Lisa Richman

    I love the articles you’ve been posting. Do you have hard copies by any chance? I always wait until Shabbat to catch up on reading! Thanks!

    • JteenEdnews

      Thank you. Your comment came at the right time, just when I was feeling a bit down about these postings. Since I write directly into wordpress I don’t have copies.

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