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Use primary sources from the National Library of Israel to enrich your educational activities for Chanukah. Through these sources and accompanying lesson plans, students will discover a variety of Chanukah customs and explore how Jews at different times and in different places celebrated Chanukah.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2018
Sefaria is filled with resources to help you teach and celebrate Chanukah. Here are a few of our favorite source sheets and relevant texts from the library. Sefaria encourages you to add your teaching materials to Sefaria, make them public, and tag them for others to enjoy.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2018
The People’s Talmud is an innovate new repository of the Talmud and its wisdom, rendering the ancient text into concepts, cataloguing it all into searchable subjects, and connecting it to leading content providers. It transforms what is, for many, an obscure and indecipherable tome of arcane law and legends into an accessible and relevant source of knowledge and insight for anyone who cares to look inside. There are more than 7,000 content entries, 2,500 teasers, and 1,000 subject and category listings which bring to life the thousands of concepts discussed in the 2,711 folio pages of the Babylonian Talmud, all of which is searchable by topic or through a simple search window.
Updated: Nov. 07, 2018
This moment of change confronts us with a wide array of ethical questions: What does victim-centered justice look like? When is it appropriate to name names? How do those who have done wrong make restitution? How do institutions that have protected perpetrators make amends? Here, we curate ethical deliberations on these questions that have been written by victims, scholars, leaders, rabbis, journalists and community members. We call them “Crowdsourced Responsa,” a new form of Jewish ethical wisdom.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2018
Here at the Forward, we had a big dream. What if we could serve as a clearinghouse for basic information about synagogue life across this country, from older, established institutions to newer independent minyanim and spiritual communities? What if we could create a crowd-sourced compilation of data that will serve as a resource to readers nationwide and offer synagogues of all shapes, sizes and denominations a chance to share their story? And so, our ‘synagogue guide’ was born.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2018
The education department of the National Library of Israel is delighted to announce the launch of its new website. The website provides a large and diverse collection of primary sources from the collection of the National Library.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2018
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Launches Online Tefilah Education Database for Jewish Educators
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies announces the launch of its Tefilah database for Jewish educators worldwide. The online database is a free resource under the umbrella of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. Through the Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative, day schools and other Jewish educational institutions will receive support and direction in the area of Tefilah (prayer).
Updated: Sep. 03, 2018
Many of you will be spending the month of Elul preparing yourselves spiritually, practically, and intellectually for the upcoming new year. Sefaria is here to help with a variety of texts, sheets, and other resources for you to explore.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2018
They are mitzvot we do multiple times a day, throughout the year, or perhaps just once in a lifetime: davening, learning the entire Tanach, paying a shivah call, settling in Eretz Yisrael . . . . Often we know exactly how to prepare ourselves for success. But other times we may freeze in the face of the new or unknown. And even amid routine practices, on occasion we find ourselves acting by rote, lacking a freshness in our spiritual lives. To help navigate such moments, Jewish Action asked seasoned teachers and experts for guidance on how to work toward mastery in ten different areas—and in the process, how to become better Jews. Here are their answers.
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018
Welcome to the June 2018 The Jewish Educator, containing artcles written by your colleagues. For this issue, we asked for articles on the following topics: 1. As we approach the High Holidays and new beginnings, share changes and exciting ideas you institute in your classroom, in your professional development, or in the climate of your school. 2. With today’s overprogrammed students and overcommitted families, share creative ways of keeping children, with the support of their families, in school and engaged in the learning process.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2018