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The Grand Conversation: The Machon Siach Podcast
27 minutes | May 23, 2022
TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE: AUTHENTICITY & SPIRITUALITY IN THE MODERN ORTHODOX CLASSROOM
In this Grand Conversation Podcast episode, Ms. Chana Krasnjanski joins Rabbi Shmuel Hain to reflect on the importance of authenticity and spirituality in the classroom. They discuss the distinction between personal and private information as well as the potential differences and parallels between the secular studies classroom and the Judaic studies classroom.
30 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
SPIRITUALITY AND THE MODERN ORTHODOX YESHIVA PART II
This issue of INSIDE THE CONVERSATION is the second in our series on Spirituality and the Modern Orthodox Yeshiva High School. How can we help students create and deepen their inner spiritual lives? How can we utilize research on spiritual development in adolescents to encourage Jewish practice that is imbued with meaning? We invite you to READ. LISTEN. SHARE.
25 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
SPIRITUALITY AND THE MODERN ORTHODOX YESHIVA
In this episode of Inside the Conversation podcast, Rabbanit Lisa Schlaff and Dr. Gillian Steinberg share perspectives on spirituality in yeshiva high schools along with personal reflections on the role of spirituality in adolescents and adults.
28 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Between School & Home: What Covid-19 Taught Us About Policy
On this episode of The Grand Conversation podcast, Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz and Ms. Shira Schiowitz join Rabbi Shmuel Hain to discuss the Makom B'Siach Research Group. Formed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the alignment of the entire SAR community around individual and communal health, this group of teachers, parents, and alumni explored other areas of potential alignment and tension between the values of school and home.
38 minutes | May 3, 2021
Teaching American Zionism Through Civics Education
In this special episode, Rabbi Tully Harcsztark and Professor Avi Helfand join Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz to discuss their Enounter trip and the Machon Siach research group formed to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a range of disciplines. How do we as American Jewish educators think about and teach the conflict, especially when current events make it even more charged?
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Israel Education: Teaching The Isreali-Palestinian Conflict
Rabbi Shmuel Hain welcomes the Honorable Robert Wexler and Rabbi Tully Harcsztark to discuss Machon Siach's partnership with The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace on the Yeshiva High School Educators Cohort, a pioneering program for Yeshiva High Schools principals and educators to engage in deep exploration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
31 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Theological Perspectives: Homosexuality in Contemporary Orthodox Thought
In this Grand Conversation episode, Rabbi Nati Helfgot joins Rabbi Shmuel Hain to discuss his paper and to examine pastoral, communal and theological perspectives on Homosexuality in the Orthodox community.
32 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Citizenship in the Modern Orthodox Community
Following the 2016 election, Machon Siach convened a research group to take a step back and examine several core questions: What aspects of citizenship should be essential to American Modern Orthodox Jews? How do we educate our students towards broader civic engagement in addition to advocacy for parochial concerns? What impact does our commitment to religious Zionism and Medinat Yisrael have on our obligations as citizens?
29 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Israel Education at SAR: Teaching of Israeli History at a Modern Orthodox Day School
How do we foster strong identification with Medinat Yisrael while simultaneously teaching history critically and comprehensively? Ms. Adina Shoulson and Dr. Laura Shaw Frank join Rabbi Shmuel Hain to explore this question from a number of perspectives. The podcast also discusses a number of recent topics relating to Israel education including Seth Rogen's critique of his Israel education and the question of how to present the question of annexation in the classroom.
30 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Educational Deliberations: On Teaching the Concept of Shevut
Rabbi Tully Harcsztark and Rabbi Shmuel Hain discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of Gemara education in Modern Orthodox Yeshiva high schools.
37 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
The Use of Metaphors in Discussing Homosexuality
The Grand Conversation Podcast where Dr. Steinberg explains her passion for analogical thinking and the use of metaphor in discussions about homosexuality and racism.
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