Monday, February 22, 2010

Someone's listening

A new book has recently been released that I'd like to recommend. The book is titled, "The Jewish High School: A Complete Management Guide," and it's written by Paul Shaviv, the Director of Education at TanenbaumCHAT (Toronto's largest Jewish day school). Full disclosure: I have not actually read the book. But I have no doubt that it's a most excellent work, full of wise advice for those involved in Jewish education. How can I be so sure? Well, if you turn to page 123, you'll find a section where he quotes an anonymous "blogger" which may sound familiar. In fact, the quote is a reproduction of an old post of mine, "Leaving It Behind" (the author was granted full permission). You can see it by clicking on "Search inside this book" and searching for the word "journey"; it's the second result.

I have to say, it's extremely gratifying to know that there are some Jewish educators out there who don't simply reject out of hand anything that comes from the mouths (pens? keyboards?) of bloggers as so often seems to be the case.

Here's a scan of the pages:
   

7 comments:

Abandoning Eden said...

congrats on being published! :) that's awesome both becuase you got published in general, but especially cause you might actually be able to make a difference to the lives of young jewish kids in the next generation. :)

TikunOlam said...

So great! Congrats.

Shalmo said...

this is more important than some may realize.

it shows the frum world is reading what goes on in the blogosphere

and that means the bloggers have a certain level of political power in that world; don't be shy to use it!

Off the Derech said...

Good stuff.

Though the school is not Orthodox.

e said...

congrats on getting published!

Paul Shaviv said...

Thanks for the posting; thanks for the comments; and, of course, thanks for giving me permission to quote!

Ben Sorer Moreh said...

The Shavivs are bloggers
http://bloghd.blogspot.com/