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The Center for Educational Technology has launched a website, Psookim.com, which aims to rally Jews from different traditions around the Bible by encouraging them to add their own commentary in music, video, text and art to the wisdom of famous biblical commentators on a web site that presents the Bible on a platform built for users of social networking media.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2009
About 3500 teachers and others from Israel and abroad will gather in Gush Etzion, Israel to participate in the intensive four day annual biblical studies conference sponsored by the Herzog College of Yeshivat Har Etzion for Higher Learning . During the four days of the conference participants will choose to participate in one of seven parallel lectures in five separate time slots (over 140 lectures).
Updated: Jul. 23, 2009
The Jewish Publication Society has begun work on a project to publish the Jewish Bible, or Tanakh, as an electronic, online text, integrating the original Hebrew with JPS’ English translation and selected commentaries. The project is attempting to present the text of the Tanakh as an open platform for users to collectively build their own structure of commentary, debate and interpretation, all linked to the text itself.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
An audience-participation paper on Teaching Biblical Hebrew was delivered at The Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature held in Boston in November, 2008. Helene Dallaire, part of the staff of a three-year project on communicative learning entitled CoHeLeT, demonstrated a mock classroom setting of a first year Hebrew class in a seminary setting. The three-year CoHeLeT project has found that retention with the Communicative Language Teaching method is much better than retention in the usual grammar-based inductive or deductive method.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
G-dcast is an online series of bite-sized modern animations telling the story of 54 weekly Torah portions. The portion (parsha) narrators are storytellers, hip-hop artists, country music singers and a variety of people from around the globe who reinterpret and explain these parshas in a unique and entertaining way.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2008
Response to the Suite of Articles on Teaching the Bible from the Journal of Jewish Education 74:1 (2008)
This article responds to three articles in the most recent issue of The Journal of Jewish Education in which a variety of researchers examined Bible teaching that employed an approach to Bible pedagogy that had been characterized by the present author as “the Contextual Orientation” in his previously published book, Textual Knowledge: Teaching the Bible in Theory and in Practice.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
The “Masa el Hadrasha” sixth grade curriculum (in Hebrew) is applied in 250 sixth grade classes across Israel. The students embark on a journey on which they encounter their family's story, passing rites, their own identity and their Bar/Bat Mitzvah torah reading. Using all of these elements, they write their own Drasha (sermon) which they deliver at an impressive class-family ceremony.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2008
The Gilyonot Nechama website (in Hebrew) was launched in 2008 in order to preserve and make available the method of Torah study developed by Professor Nechama Leibowitz. The website contains all of the Torah worksheets published by Nechama over thirty years along with other learning resources to aid in their study.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2008
Cognitive-developmental theories are applied to advance the discussion of the use of questioning in Jewish education. Such theories allow Jewish educators to more fully understand the function of questioning and to appreciate affective elements involved in the context of question-asking.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
Strengthening Research on the Pedagogy of Jewish Studies: Introduction to a Suite of Articles on Teaching Bible
The three research papers included in this suite share a number of obvious features, as well as some others that may be less obvious. The most obvious common feature is that all three articles are studies of the teaching of Bible. And all three study the teaching of Bible within Jewish educational settings, at least in part. Cousens, Morrison, and Fendrick study a Reform adult Jewish educational program. Tanchel studies a pluralistic Jewish high school. My own article offers a comparison of teaching by one instructor in two different settings, an adult Jewish educational program and a nonsectarian university.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008