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Israelis from across the Political and Religious Spectrum Join a National Conversation about the Tanakh, on the Website 929
Launched over Hanukkah, 929 is a $12 million Israeli initiative to turn the Tanakh into a national conversation. Drawing its name from the 929 chapters of the Hebrew Bible, the project aims to get hundreds of thousands of Israelis from all walks of life to complete the corpus over three-and-a-half years by covering five chapters a week. The hub of the enterprise is its state-of-the-art website, where readers can find commentary from a wide array of contributors, from celebrated secular authors like Etgar Keret and A.B. Yehoshua, to spiritual leaders like ultra-Orthodox former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and progressive trailblazer Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2015
This week, Jacob Richman launched an upgraded version of his educational website: The Bible Quiz. The quiz has 4,327 multiple choice questions about the 5 books of Moses by weekly Parsha and the Prophets. Both children and adults will find the quiz educational and entertaining.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2015
“LifeHacks From My Grandparents” is a new website and email listserve that presents a modern spin on Jewish teachings, a toe in the water of Torah study to get at the essence of each portion for all who might benefit. The project, a collaboration between Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute and Torah Topics for Today, reimagines the lessons of the Old Testament as modern life hacks that people can implement to improve their own lives.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2014
During these difficult times for Israel and the Jewish people, it is hard to say nothing, but even harder to know what to say. The Torah has 70 faces, many perspectives. Particular verses of the Bible may not be able to answer questions but they can offer comfort, solace and a place for personal reflection for those who turn to it in times of need. For this reason, TABS has asked a number of rabbis, scholars, and Jewish leaders what verse they might turn to when dealing with the current crisis.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2014
Mekorot Blended Learning seeks to improve both the quality and affordability of Jewish day schools by producing curricula in Judaic Studies for students in grades five through high school that are teacher-led, student-centered, differentiated, and employ Blended Learning. Better education and lower cost creates a virtuous cycle of sustainability. In this article, we will explain our Design Thinking approach by defining the problem to be solved, presenting the motivation of the persons who want the problems solved, our idea for solving them, our prototype (Mekorot Learning), and our plans for testing the proposed solution.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2014
Book Review: Jon A. Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick, Editors, Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Classical Texts
In Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Classical Jewish Texts, edited and published in 2013 by Jon A. Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick, we have a volume that certainly lives up to its name. The volume provides a rich and diverse range of viewpoints on and orientations to the teaching and learning of Jewish texts, such that I feel remiss only reading it once. That the authors invoke the famous quote of Ben Bag Bag from Pirkei Avot 5:22 seems especially appropriate in the context of Levisohn and Fendrick’s anthology, given its similarity with Pirkei Avot’s ability to blend both pedagogic and ideological purposes.
Updated: May. 27, 2014
Practitioner research was conducted on Grade 10 students’ arts-based projects of Numbers Chapter 12 in order to assess the value of using the arts in Jewish secondary schools. Based on interview transcripts, projects, and written statements, three themes emerged that demonstrated why teachers should use the arts in their classes. The arts provided students the opportunity to act as commentators, form personal connections to the text, and meet educational and curricular goals like memory retention and enhanced group skills. The following article provides a case study of two projects that used the same storyline in order to provide evidence for the importance of using the arts in Jewish education.
Updated: May. 26, 2014
YCT Rabbinical School is pleased to invite all Judaic Studies teachers as well as lovers of serious Tanakh and Mahshavah study to their Twelfth Annual Yemei Iyun on Bible and Jewish Thought on Sunday, June 29 - Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Manhattan Day School. The program, co-sponsored with Beit Morasha of Jerusalem, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Center for Modern Torah Leadership, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa, Midreshet Ein HaNatziv, Yeshivat Maharat, and Torah in Motion will feature 50 shiurim in five tracks given by the leading lights of Tanakh and Jewish thought both in Israel and in the United States.
Updated: May. 25, 2014
The Israeli Antiquities Authority has launched an upgraded version of an online archive of the Dead Sea scrolls, enabling web users to view thousands of high-quality images of the ancient texts along with explanations and translations into various languages. The new website, officially opened on Tuesday, is the second incarnation of the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library and has over 10,000 photographs of the ancient texts that were found in a series of caves at Qumran in the Judean Desert.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
The MOFET Hebrew Teachers' Online Forum invites you to participate in an online Hebrew language webinar on December 22, 2013 at 19:00-21:30 Israel Standard Time. Rachel Halabe of British Columbia University in Vancouver, Canada, will be giving an introduction to Biblical Hebrew for teachers of Modern Hebrew. This free online webinar is the third webinar in Hebrew of the MOFET Hebrew Teachers' Online Forum in this school year.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013