FRANKEL: A Powerful Display Of Jewish Values In New Jersey

This Sunday night, Dirshu’s World Siyum took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The evening celebrated Dirshu participants’ completion of the learning of the seven and half-year cycle of Talmud. A monumental achievement, this is one that requires structure, discipline, and the sort of motivation that Dirshu’s programming affords its participants. Although […]

Bonusly’s Big 5 Blog Posts of 2019

It’s been a big year for the Bonusly blog! We launched our brand new blog design, and made our blog newsletter even better. Plus, we published nearly 60 blog posts in 2019, and they’re all pretty useful, in our opinion. 💅 Even with a steady content calendar, there are a few blog posts that our […]

The History of Beer Is the History of the World

According to Homer Simpson, beer is the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems. Some scientists one-up Homer and claim that beer may be the origin of civilization.  As any world-history student can tell you, the first civilizations emerged along the great river valleys of the world: the Tigris and Euphrates, the Ganges […]

Are some people naturally better at learning languages?

I just read a fascinating article about the development of Hi-LAB, the “High Level Language Aptitude Battery” test designed to help the US military identify individuals with high language learning potential. It was borne out of a frustration with seeing so many language professionals getting ‘stuck’ at basic proficiency and not progressing to become fluent. […]