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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
Rabbi Aaron Ross tells of a special seventh grade PBL Torah project. Student groups of his class at Yavneh Academy researched the laws of Kashrut and presented them to peer class groups at Denver Christian Academy.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
A new branch of G-dcast, G-dcast Entertainment, has just released a new 'edutainment' game for Apple Mobile devices – 'Leviticus!'. While playing the fast-moving brightly illustrated game, the players learn much of the intricate Biblical Jewish law system for offering sacrifices in the Temple. 'Leviticus!' was made with young adults in mind and the plan is to market the new game to college-age students through Hillel and Moishe Houses.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2013
Orit Kent and Allison Cook of the Beit Midrash Research Project at the Mandel Center propose that a special type of instructional activity—the interpretive experience—become the centerpiece of meaningful student work on Tanakh. In years of observation of Tanakh classes in elementary through high schools they have seen that Tanakh learning tends to fall into two major types of student activity: language and/or translation exercises, and personalization. They suggest that the use of interpretive experience can greatly improve students' learning of Tanakh.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2013
If you're a young Jewish artist - a singer, song-writer, musician, rapper, spoken word poet, writer, comedian, story teller or anyone else with an incredibly strong voice, this is aimed at you, regardless of your current knowledge of the Psalms. We're looking for you to submit a one and half to two minute audio entry of your interpretation of one of the Psalms. If you're picked, on top of a cash prize, you'll get to see your film animated!
Updated: Jan. 29, 2013