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Leadership in the Hebrew Bible

posted Feb 5, 2017, 10:41 AM by Linda Weiser Friedman

Where: East Midwood Jewish Center in Brooklyn, NY. When: Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23, 8:00pm Description: Unlike many historical documents, the Bible does not cover up mistakes or wrongdoing. This makes it extremely valuable for teaching moral character and leadership. As we know from our own lives, lessons learned from mistakes often provide a more lasting and powerful impact than those learned from doing things right. Also, it is difficult to learn a lesson from the lives of perfect people. The Bible demonstrates that even great people make mistakes. We will examine the mistakes made by some of our greatest leaders, among them Jacob, Judah, Joseph, Moses, Saul, David, Solomon, Mordecai, and Esther to see what we can learn from them.
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Speaking in Midwood January 21, 2016 on Jewish Humor

posted Jan 6, 2016, 11:33 AM by Linda Weiser Friedman

God's still laughing. Come see us in the East Midwood Jewish Center's Nightshul program January 21. https://t.co/i2ae5FOmOz 

Social Media Gains Momentum in Online Education

posted Mar 17, 2015, 2:35 PM by Farah Karimi

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Social media tools allow online students to share information and build a sense of community, experts say.
Results from one survey suggest online instructors are more likely than on-campus instructors to use social media for both personal and professional reasons.

Read more here: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2014/11/05/social-media-gains-momentum-in-online-education 

A Serious Study of Jewish Humor

posted Mar 17, 2015, 2:33 PM by Farah Karimi   [ updated Mar 24, 2015, 10:05 AM by Linda Weiser Friedman ]

From the New York Jewish Week:  There’s a lot of laughter at Baruch College this year, and it’s coming from the classroom of a professor of statistics & computer information systems. The new course is “Jewish Humor,” which attempts “to walk the fine line between scholarship and playfulness.” The teacher is Linda Weiser Friedman, co-author — with her husband, Hershy Friedman, a professor of business at Brooklyn College — of “God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor” (Transaction). On the eve of Purim, a Jewish holiday that celebrates humor, The Jewish Week caught up with Friedman by email. This is an edited transcript of the interview.

Men's Club Breakfast and Author Talk

posted Mar 17, 2015, 2:30 PM by Farah Karimi   [ updated Mar 17, 2015, 2:30 PM ]

10:00 AM: Breakfast and talk by authors Hershey Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman on their new book, God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor
What's Jewish about Jewish humor? How far back does it go? Humor has had a profound effect on the way Jewish people see the world, sustaining them through millennia of hardship and suffering. Believe it or not, there is a great deal of humor and wit in the ancient Jewish texts - The Hebrew Bible.
10:00 AM: Breakfast and talk by authors Hershey Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman on their new book, God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor
What's Jewish about Jewish humor? How far back does it go? Humor has had a profound effect on the way Jewish people see the world, sustaining them through millennia of hardship and suffering. Believe it or not, there is a great deal of humor and wit in the ancient Jewish texts - The Hebrew Bible.

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