Hu Medaber Ivrit – The Kid Speaks Hebrew
Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 01:13 Written by bryfy Monday, 24 June 2013 01:13
I want to tell you a bit about my 4 year old son, Jonah, or as he is more formally known, Jonah Mark Bryfman.
Jonah is an energetic some might say rambunctious kid. He is also really funny. He is smart, playful and a kid who loves to share. He hates going to sleep because he loves spending time with his mummy and daddy, having them read to him, watching tv with them, and mainly just not going to sleep.
But there’s something about Jonah that is also totally awesome.Learn More
Death and Mourning in a Facebook World
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:31 Written by bryfy Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:30
Earlier this week one of my Facebook friends unexpectedly died. That brings to 6 the number of people that over the last few years I have be-friended on Facebook who are no longer with us in the real world. In all 6 instances I knew the people in real life (which can’t be said of all of my virtual friends). Since his passing I have been scouring Facebook to look for tributes of this man that I knew pretty well a few years ago. It’s true that we would never have been considered friends, but we always respected and admired one another, and had many interactions in multiple contexts and settings. To use the word mensch would be totally appropriate in describing this fine young man.Learn More
The only conversation that matters…
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 November 2012 04:40 Written by bryfy Sunday, 18 November 2012 09:12
Now that the ceasefire is in place…from my friends and colleagues at MAKOM – Thank you!
If you’re in a position of Jewish educational leadership, and it really doesn’t matter which one, invariably in the last week you have been asked by some of your educators about how they should be teaching about the current situation in Israel. Unfortunately many of us have been in this situation before, and regretfully many of us will be there again. As in the past many organizations will create resource guides, curriculum and send out talking points. Since Israel’s last “war” social media has taken off and so people’s Facebook accounts and Twitter feeds will also be filled with many links, downloads and sound bites.
With all due respect to these organizations (some of which I acknowledge and link to below) I want to humbly suggest that all of these resources are actually of secondary importance and perhaps even irrelevant. There is however one conversation that must be have and from experience we all know is in most cases completely neglected.Learn More