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Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene

Articles by Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene

The Sanctity of the Synagogue

Sanctity of the synagogue is the translation of the expression kedushas beis haknesses. The term refers to any behavior or activity that is not appropriate

Why Hebrew Should Be Important

Yet another article was just released (by EJP) about the critical role Hebrew language learning plays in identity development, and yet most day schools have

The State of Our Day Schools

The first serious study of Jewish day schools in America was published by Professor Alvin Schiff, a”h, in 1966. He was a pioneer in this

The Importance of Symbols*

Every nation has symbols—specific objects that represent beliefs, values, history, traditions or other intangible ideas that make that country unique. These symbols help to bind

Do It for the Children

Professor Jack Wert­heimer, a well-regarded scholar of contemporary Jewish life, as well as a host of other prominent sociologists, have come to the conclusion that

How Much Is Too Much?

One of the basic tenets of American democracy is freedom of religion. The government cannot do anything to advance any religious activity nor can it

Oh, for the Good Old Days

A recent Facebook post about the positive experience of banning electronic devices and phones at Camp Morasha this summer, and an article in The New

Captive Children

Judaism has survived great challenges over the centuries. Despite historian Arnold Toynbee’s depiction of Judaism as a fossil religion, even he conceded that we have

Captive Children

Judaism has survived great challenges over the centuries. Despite historian Arnold Toynbee’s depiction of Judaism as a fossil religion, even he conceded that we have

The Aha Moment

Being a teacher is very rewarding. Not financially, of course, but in many intangible ways. Although the Jewish community has deep respect for teachers in