Unesaneh Tokef, Updated

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  1. Ori says:

    Would he take a dim view of the recent shift away from prose to visual media? Would he see the explosion of streaming video as a product of the dumbing-down of a population too lazy and too uneducated to savor words?

    It’s not so much that we are lazy and ignorant as overwhelmed. There is more information coming at us that we need to process than in earlier generations. We have to become desensitized to survive.

  2. Elad The Great says:

    “Would he take a dim view of the recent shift away from prose to visual media? Would he see the explosion of streaming video as a product of the dumbing-down of a population too lazy and too uneducated to savor words?”

    Yeah, I kind of have to disagree with this quote as well, although for different reasons. To blame the entire world for something that is simply a fact of life seems rather… judgmental. And unnecessary. And I’m happy that this blog has shown how it is possible to use this “lazy” media in a productive and effective way. Well done.

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  3. Avi Stewart says:

    “I am ordinarily no fan of video presentations. I rarely open the ones people send me. I can read far more in a minute than I can watch, and I resent the waste of time.”

    Rabbi Adlerstein, I am glad that you qualified this statement as being of personal in nature rather than an absolute truism. I am sure you are familiar with the theory of multiple intelligences. Diferent people are capable of absorbing knowledge and learning in diffreent ways. Verbal/linguistic; Logical/mathematical; Kinesthetic; Visual/Spatial; Interpersonal; Intrapersonal;Naturalistic; & Rhythmic/Musical. A good teacher [especially for children incorporates all of these in imparting the lesson he/she is attempting to teach.

    Kasivah viChasimah Tovah!

    Avi S.

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