Monday, December 5, 2011

Efrat Preschoolers Appreciate Classic Israeli Literature

One of Voices readers, Rabbi Jeffrey Saks, Director, ATID - Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions, told us that many yeshiva high schools are allowing students to opt out of classic Israeli literature, and replacing those classes with "Israeli Thought". S.Y. Agnon and Hayim Nahman Bialik and others are being sidestepped in many yeshiva high schools.
The Ministry of Education is very concerned with this trend, and investigating it right now. More on the subject:,7340,L-4021475,00.html

Meanwhile, Rabbi Saks sent us a very special video to show that while the Lit Masters may be on the outs with high schoolers, Efrat's youngest population values legendary authors like Bialik. (Presenting four-year-old Yair Saks.) 

Watch the video clip here:

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