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Audio: Rabbi Eliezer Krakover: Never ever give up on any child

Rabbi Eliezer Krakover on education, discipline, and loving every child.
7/26/2013, 7:00 AM

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Rabbi Eliezer Krakover grew up in Bnei Brak, where his parents wanted their children to get an excellent Torah education with good values.

One of Rabbi Krakover's strong school memories is not about the learning, rather about the attitude of his teachers. Even when his feet were in excruciating pain, he trudged on and finished the race last. Just beyond the finish line, his teacher and classmates were waiting to cheer for him and give him encouragement. He felt like they did not give up on him.

Now a teacher and the assistant principal of a Torah elementary school for boys, Rabbi Krakover applies those same principles to his students. "Would you want someone to give up on you?" He asks rhetorically.

Tune in to hear Rabbi Krakover's advice about kids who seem to completely ignore what you teach them, and about kids who seem to want to prove that everyone hates them to the point where they act out most when a teacher or parent is trying to help.

This show is a must for educators, parents, and anyone else who deals with kids.

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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