Author Archives: Jonathan Burg

A Jewish Educator’s Guide to Facebook Interaction

Jonathan Burg / My older brother is a religious educator to a teenage audience from what is popularly known as a “Modern Orthodox” background. As a good educator, he walks a fine line between being his students’ friend and being a role model/religious leader. He not only teaches his students in the classroom, but has them at his house on a very regular basis. This is a pretty regular practice in this style of yeshiva-school system. In the educator’s view, he isn’t just teaching his students how to practice judaism but how to live like a Jew (living a proper, moral lifestyle with a strong emphasis on family and religious devotion).

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