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Is non-abuse what “good moral character” means?

It would seem that our public standards of “good moral character” are too low. In the case of Florida, where “good moral character” might once have meant being kind, loving, courageous, merciful, and wise, it now means that one hasn’t committed a heinous crime.

Survey of Orthodox Jews: Sense of community getting stronger in Jewish schools

A new survey of Modern Orthodox Jews in the United States is providing interesting insight into the types of schools their children attend. The research also highlights what Jewish parents think about the schools—institutions where the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture notes there’s been a resurgence of moral and character education in recent years.

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