How did I prepare for Jeopardy!? In short, I studied – a lot. I mean, A LOT.
There were three main ways my Judaism influenced how I played Jeopardy! — and discovered lessons that can be good for all of us to learn.
If we want Judaism to “stick” for our students, we truly need to be intentional about how we do it.
A video interview with ELI Talks about the Science of Jewish Identity.
We know that no movie that is “based on a true story” is ever the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The editors decide what stays in, what gets cut, and what order the story should be told in. What we forget is that our lives are “based on a true story,” as well.
Reflecting on the past is not the real purpose of memory. Instead, as Professor Steve Joordens says, memory is “any time when a past experience has an effect on current or future behavior.” In other words, memory is not about the past – memory is really about the present and the future.