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How to Really Teach a Child

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Emor

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How to Really Teach a Child: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Emor

“The L‑rd said to Moses: Speak to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them . . .” (Leviticus 21:1) What is the difference between “speak to them” and “say to them”? In Hebrew these two words are “emor” and “amarta”—the first is spelled aleph-mem-reish, while the other is spelled aleph-mem-reish-tav, the only difference being the letter tav. This additional letter symbolizes the difference between a theoretical lesson and a hands-on educational experience.
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Rabbi Raskin Brooklyn Heights May 17, 2016

Tuvia Thank you. Will endeavor to apply your precious advice. Reply

Tuvia S. ny May 17, 2016

Would love to see more of the Rabbi's face. Understood that he's teaching a class and is therefore looking around so he's seen by them and sees them. As far as watching on line goes, the nose is a great one but the eyes speak worlds. People out here need to see the shine in your eyes. Keep up the beautiful service of bringing Torah and it's truth to the masses. Reply

pedroq quz November 25, 2012

dont teach by warining rabbi:
i write down your words.
deep stuff
"don't teach by warning, teach by illuminating, teach by inspiring;
is the proper way to teach children"
Rabbi Aron Raskin, these words are simple but inspiring...beautiful Sir
you are light.., a Tzadik
thank you !!!! Reply

Dr.gregorio Nosovsky Parkland, FL September 17, 2012

How to teach a Child Thank you, a great class Reply

Elayne (Esther) Norwalk, CT May 13, 2012

Lullaby Letters The perfect bedtime story for adults: "Say" and :Speak: - the three elements and the fourth. When I can't sleep, Rabbi Raskin I listen to Rabbi Raskin and he gently shows me HaShem in the words and letters of Torah, then I sleep like a peaceful child. Reply

Catherine New York May 10, 2012

teaching Rabbi, I taught religion for 10 years, during the time my son was of age to learn about God. He saw me there every day, very involved and enjoying every minute. Today, he is a 16 year old teenager. He is healthy, not interested in smoking, taking drugs, drinking, or doing things he shouldn't. He is well liked by all his friends, and teachers. He wants to go on to college to study medicine. I know in my heart, that because he saw me teaching religion for so many years, he has been able to withstand peer pressure and stay close to God. So you are correct, in saying that the adults should spend time with children and teach them by example, and with joy. Later in life when they really need God, they will know where to turn, and God will listen to them. Reply

Rabbi Raskin looks at the hidden meanings of the sizes and numerical values (gematria) of the Hebrew letters in the weekly Torah portion.
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