The fire burned so brightly in the eyes of the Rachmastrivka Rebbe, Yisroel Mordechai Twerski, that I found it hard to meet his gaze.
Varda helps people tell their lifestories (www.lifestoriesunlimited.com) and leads virtual writing retreats using writing for healing (www.writingforhealing.blogspot.co.il). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent articles by Varda Branfman
We want to see kids develop themselves, not develop who you want them to be. We want to teach kids to get into the learning process, without worrying about the outcome.
Under the Prussian system of regimentation and learning by rote, most students would also be willing consumers of the ideas and outlooks being fed to them.
A heart of ice / needs to be rubbed back to life.
We’ve been led to believe that there is simply no alternative. There are tears in the corners of my eyes. I try to be strong for my husband. And then I find myself alone, dressed in the hospital white gown.
He could be a holy man for all I know
Sorry to disappoint you, but on the Inner Diet, you eat everything. There are no culprits, no saints, and no soap box orators.
It was very dark outside, almost pitch black. Marcia covered her mouth for a moment to contain her silent scream. Somewhere in the distance, the waves made a dull splashing sound as they hit the breaker.