News, Halacha, and Orwell

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Thanks to their study of the novel Animal Farm, seventh-grade students are digging into the power of propaganda and the importance of freedom of speech. Students had both a visit to the Newseum in Washington as well as a visit from Hillel Goldschein, Publisher of Kol HaBirah; Voice of the Capital. Mr. Goldschein discussed how his newspaper balances journalistic integrity and Halacha about negative speech. Students then worked together to analyze specific case studies.


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