Jun 2, 2023Liked by Miranda Lapides

Talking Judaism, culture and Torah! Sounds perfect to me. The late hours though would kill me…well, maybe not!

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Miranda Lapides

Great post!

Shavuot is my favorite Jewish holiday. I love the idea that we make learning fun. What kid doesn't want to stay up all night? Combine it with learning, and you have immediate positive associations.

This year we went to a Tikkun Leil in our community. It was really lovely and a great way to meet other people here in Zurich. One of my favorite talks focused on education in Judaism.

I liked this that we discussed: teach a child in his own way, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22.6)

I went to a school for people with learning disabilities and I remember really appreciating that we were all given opportunities to learn at our own pace and in the way that worked best for us--we always had options of visual or tactile or oral learning etc.

We also spoke about something from Bava Batra 21a that dicussed local schooling--having school teachers established in each town, and not bringing a child from one town to another.

I was interested to learn more about this with the modern system of charter schools etc.

The section also discusses that the maximum number of students for one teacher of children is twenty five children. Even that long ago, we were discussing small classroom sizes!

But I think my favorite part of the section was whrn it said that if the teacher needs an assistant, the residents of the town should pay the salary of the assistant--mostly I interpreted this as a community should be engaged and invested in the education of its children.

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Wow! Sounds like an equally amazing experience. Thanks for sharing, I’ve never heard of the Bava Batra

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Miranda Lapides

Very full..more goodies here than usual ! nice. one point: antisemitism is of course very bad. But what took place in Nazi Germany went beyond antisemitism and was mass murder, the end stage of antisemitism

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I enjoy Shabbat Drop VERY much, but I kvell from your growth. You found your voice and you’re using it!!!!! ❤️☮️

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Is Hawaii bigger than Israel?

The total area of Hawaii is 10,931 sq mi, and the total area of Israel is 8,630 sq mi. Hawaii is bigger than Israel by 2,301 sq mi. Hawaii is around 1.27 times bigger than Israel.

Area of Hawaii: 10,931 sq mi (28,311 km2 )

Area of Hawaii compared to Israel

Area of Israel: 8,630 sq mi ( 22,145 km2 )

Area of Israel compared to Hawaii


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Hawaii as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 1,441,553.

Population of Hawaii compared to Israel

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Israel as of 17th May 2022, is estimated to be around 8,913,364.

Population of Israel compared to Hawaii

Here is some more data comparison between Hawaii and Israel.

The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, and the capital city of Israel is Jerusalem.

Official Languages

Hawaii: English, Hawaiian

Israel: Hebrew


Hawaii: Hawaii Resident, Hawaiian

Israel: Israeli

ISO 3166 Code

Hawaii: US-HI

Israel: IL

Human Development Index

HDI of Hawaii as of 2019: 0.945

HDI of Israel as of 2019: 0.919

Hawaii Time Zone:

UTC – 10 (Hawaii Time Zone)

Israel Time Zone:

UTC + 2 (Israel Standard Time)

Summer (DST):

UTC + 3 (Israel Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Hawaii:

21° 18′ 27″ N, 157° 51′ 27″ W

Coordinates of Israel:

31° 0′ 0″ N, 35° 0′ 0″ E

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