pscheinerman's blog

Dean's Letter Behar-Bechukosai

pscheinerman's picture

Dear Parents,

Words cannot describe the tremendous tzaar that we are all feeling after the tragedy in Meron this week. It is especially painful for me, as the son one of my friends from Cleveland was unfortunately killed. All too often in the face of tragedy we look back like “back seat quarterbacks,” making comments like “If...

Dean's Letter Emor

pscheinerman's picture

Dear Parents,

This past week I was walking with someone to the Yudkowsky bar mitzvah and he was wearing a mask on his chin. I asked him why he was wearing a mask in the street; it was just us and we are both vaccinated. He told me that his guidance from Rabbi Gibber was that as much as it is obviously perfectly safe for him not to wear a...

Dean's Letter Acharei-Kedoshim

pscheinerman's picture

Dear Parents,

This week’s parshios, Acharei Mos-Kedoshim, have many values and lessons that we can learn. Parshas Kedoshim is known for its detailed commentaries on how to achieve holiness – a truly lofty goal that we all ascribe to. Rabbi Yissocher Frand, in a brilliant essay on the parshah, quotes the ...

Dean's Letter Tazria-Metzora

pscheinerman's picture

Dear Parents,

This week, while reading one of my favorite parshah authors, Harav Mordechai Kamenetsky, I learned a great lesson on parenting and teaching.

The parshah describes the physio-spiritual plague that affects gossips and rumor mongers: the plague of tzora’asTzora’as appears as a white...