העיקר (Ha’Ikar) is the name of the periodic letter to the community from Amy Gold, in which she writes about topics important to our school.
Ikar is a tough word to translate; it can mean the essence, the gist, the heart of the matter. Maybe you know this word from the verse, “Kol ha-olam kulo, gesher tzar me’od, ha-Ikar, lo lifached klal: all the world is a narrow bridge, the most important thing is not to be afraid.” (Rabbi Nachman of Breslav)
Recent Ha'Ikar Posts
September is the time of new beginnings— new grade levels with more opportunities and responsibilities, new schedules, and new goals as we welcome Rosh Hashana and the Jewish new year. ...
Words from Amy Gold at the Epstein Hillel School Annual Meeting (June 8, 2022) Erev tov! It’s wonderful to see so many of you here tonight. All together, we represent a ...
Erev tov and thank you for joining us for the 2021 annual meeting. While I wish we were all in the Mo’adon together at school, Zoom has been the platform ...
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Forsythia are the harbingers of spring. They are the first flowers to bloom in my yard, and their bright yellow petals seem to encourage the grass to sprout, the leaves ...