Teaching Mishnah - Problems and Creative Solutions – a Webinar

February 17, 2010



MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is presenting an online webinar in English without charge to the Jewish education community around the world with Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish on Teaching Mishnah - Problems and Creative Solutions on Wednesday February 17, 2010 - 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time (GT + 2:00).


Although Mishnah study is a vital and increasingly popular mainstay of Jewish education, this text presents serious problems and challenges to teachers. In order to make the study of Mishnah accessible, relevant, interesting, and challenging, educators have proposed a broad variety of innovative teaching methods, some of which involve supplementing Mishnah study with other materials and some of which involve careful attention to textual subtleties and issues related to how the Mishnah was put together. In this class we will survey the problems and proposed solutions, focusing on how particular mishnaic texts may be taught in creative and stimulating ways.


What exactly is an online encounter?


The online encounter environment (WEBINAR) enables presentations, sites, programs and video movies to be presented in parallel to an interactive discussion with the audience by means of vocal and written communication and the use of signs for expressing emotion. Each participant has his own communication channel and can request and receive permission to speak and voice his opinions. The big advantage of online encounters lies in the fact that there is no need to go to the place where the event is being held since it is possible to participate in the activities at home. Most of the online encounters take place at times that are convenient for the participants.

For further information and registration go to the MOFET JTEC Webinar site:

Updated: Feb. 11, 2010