Readers submit chinuch questions to a panel of renown educators
This week's question:
There is a thirteen-year-old talmid in my seventh grade class who persists in challenging statements of Chazal. Whenever the Gemara issues a statement about a reality, be it geographical, scientific or biological, he immediately announces that he doesn't agree and will often bring in print-outs from home the next day, showing (what he considers) scientific evidence to the contrary.
What is the best way to deal with this?
For the response, see this week's printed edition.
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