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October is the final month during which schools may register for the 2013-2014 US Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest). The National Bible Contest (Chidon HaTanakh) is a contest that the Jewish Agency for Israel sponsors for American Jewish youth in grades 6-11. The contest divides students by grade level into separate groups for junior high students and high school students. Within each age group, Day School students (of all denominations) take exams in Hebrew, while others take exams in English. On the basis of preliminary exams, high scorers are invited to the national finals in New York in May.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2013
'The Bible Project” is a new online resource which connects Hebrew Songs and Israeli Dances based on words from the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) with their original sources. It links to the weekly Torah reading (Parsha), or other Biblical section in which the words appear. It cross-references to the Jewish festivals and other occasions for special readings; and it cites the Talmud references where appropriate. In addition, we've included some basic explanations of synagogue liturgy and custom under the headings of Aliyah, Haftarah, the Hallel Prayer, and Daf Yomi, the Daily Talmud readings.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2013
What Did the Teacher Say Today? State Religious Kindergarten Teachers Deal With Complex Torah Stories
This study deals with the way in which kindergarten teachers in state religious kindergartens in Israel tell the Torah stories to children. It examines the influence of the teachers’ identity, being part of the religious Zionist society, on the way in which she tells the stories. These kindergarten teachers function at a crossroads of identities. It is to be expected that their identity will be complex, reflecting the built-in dissonance of their lives. The Torah stories include an additional complexity based on the characters. The present study deals with the teachers’ manner of dealing with the above-mentioned complexities.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2013
This article examines how students and teachers at a non-Orthodox Jewish day school in New York City negotiate the use of translation within the context of an institutionalized language policy that stresses the use of a sacred language over that of the vernacular. Specifically, this paper analyzes the negotiation of a Hebrew-only policy through the ethnographic examination of language choices during activities surrounding scripture study and prayer.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Designing a Curriculum Model for the Teaching of the Bible in UK Jewish Secondary Schools: A Case Study
This paper describes the process of designing a curriculum model for Bible teaching in UK Jewish secondary schools. This model was designed over the period 2008–2010 by a team of curriculum specialists from the Jewish Curriculum Partnership UK in collaboration with a group of teachers from Jewish secondary schools.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah is a new experimental edition of the Tanakh in digital online format, now available as a carefully corrected draft of the entire Tanakh. It is based on the Aleppo Codex and related manuscripts, and consults the full range of masoretic scholarship.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Over ten thousand participants have attended the annual Tanakh Conference of the Herzog College and Har Etzion Yeshiva, in Alon Shvut, in Gush Etzion (the Etzion Bloc). The 22nd annual conference took place on July 7-11, 2013.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2013
The Israel Education Ministry has launched a plan to attract high school students to study literature, Bible and history using movies, YouTube and advanced Internet technology. The plan was created following a sharp drop in the number of students taking matriculation exams in the full five-unit levels in humanities.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on Teaching Tanakh. One of the most significant features of the articles in this issue is the fact that so many excellent practitioners are employing the “best practices” of contemporary educational theory and research in the teaching of Biblical text. Differentiated learning, authentic assessment, standards-based, project-based and active learning are all incorporated in original approaches to this timeless subject.
Updated: May. 28, 2013
In this article, Sharon Avni argues that educators need to understand the construct of belongingness and how it is enacted in the practice of Jewish education. She then presents an extended analysis of a 7th grade Bible lesson to show how linguistic features “enact the social construct of communal identification.” She views the teaching of Bible as a social activity, and analyzes how a teacher's discourse in the classroom creates a sense of belongingness among her students.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013