Homeschool Groups and Resources in Maryland

Involvement with other homeschoolers is very important to a family’s success in homeschooling. Joining a homeschool network or support group in your area will make a difference in your homeschooling journey. You can find homeschooling groups as well as many homeschooling classes, and programs that your students can enjoy. In this series, I am covering homeschool groups and resources across the country. This installment will cover Maryland. Arundel Homeschool Support Group (AHSG) is a local Christian homeschool support group based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Baltimore, Harford, Cecil Homeschoolers is a web-based support network is sponsored by HAHSA (Homeschool Association … Continue reading

Creation, Men and Women

In a sense, every marriage, since it is comprised of a man and a woman, is a “mixed marriage.” The fact that men and women are opposites makes the relationship, by nature, stormy, which adds a sense of danger or excitement. It is often said that G-d brought men and women together to complement each other, not only to “make up for” each other’s deficiencies, but to refine each other’s character traits. Men and women may find that, after a certain period of time together, they may feel that they are two halves of a whole. This isn’t a development, … Continue reading

Relationships: on not Feeling Like Nothing

I heard a great lecture by Rabbi Manis Friedman of Minnesota. He began by talking about a man who came to the great Jewish sage, Hillel, and asked him to teach the man the entire Torah while he was standing on one foot. Hillel said, “What is hateful to you, don’t do to others. The rest is commentary. Now go and learn it.” Rabbi Friedman asks the question why this injunction is phrased in the negative; why, for instance, did he not say “love others as yourself?” Also, this might seem to make Judaism relative to each individual, which wouldn’t … Continue reading