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Tzivos Hashem announced that it is introducing "Mitzvah Mavens," a track that makes learning the 613 mitzvos accessible to all. Full Story

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Excellent idea
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Excellent idea

I love the idea of including every child!!!
Thanks for thinking about the average and not so average child! They are all children of Hashem and should be proud to learn Sefer Hamitzvos!!!!!

Kol hakovod to Mrs Schapiro !
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Kol hakovod to Mrs Schapiro !

For your vision , expertise and talent …….
And for thinking about the individual student !
May this trailblazing endeavor bear beautiful
fruit for everyone …
This is truly a taste and a preparation for the Geula ….
about which the Rambam says :
ובאותו הזמן……
לא קנאה ולא תחרות
“At that time…..There will be no jealousy or competition “

Nice idea, but I respectfully disagree.
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Nice idea, but I respectfully disagree.

I worked extremely hard to get to NY and actually represented my school 3 years in a row on the podium and won a medal each year, the last year year the worldwide gold medal. Yes, the Chidon is hard, it takes discipline and a lot of work, but it’s certainly doable and I enjoyed the learning. I think creating a watered-down program is wrong because it encourages laziness and not striving for excellence. Yogati umotzosi taamin…

Amazing!
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Amazing!

This is great!
Where can one get more information on this?

Agreed!
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Agreed!

I wish my children’s school would offer this. Chidon is such an amazing idea and project but from our personal experience it has become a “thing” to do out of peer pressure and it is setting some kids up for failure. It hurts me to see my own children and others fail tests when they are young and don’t have the proper tools to study such immense topics. It has turned kids away from Sefer HaMitzvos instead of giving them a love for it. Good luck on this “new” track and with Hashems help you should be successful and an… Read more »

Very good
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Very good

However, I myst point out, labeling kids “top achievers ” and “others” does not reflect reality, Torah values, the Rebbe’s legacy, or practically a motivating message. Everyone is good at different things, who is to say who is accomplishing more? Please, please consider shifting your view to value different talents, contributions, effort, hard work as equally valuable.

to #6
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to #6

Very well said

Tzivos Hashem used to have a program called Jewish Kids got Talent. Run by Rabbi Yerachmiel Bemjaminson executive director of Tzivos Hashem.

This is a program we need back. While some kids can shine at learning others can shine in other ways.

Please Tzivos Hashem listen to what we need.

Your Chidon is Awsome. But not for everyone.

All boils down to Mushka Greene
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All boils down to Mushka Greene

She’s the best

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