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Spend the 2013 summer at Nishma at the JTS Beit Midrash; immerse yourself in Hebrew and Torah study, and help create a more engaged and more knowledgeable future for yourself and for the Jewish people. Nishma is the only North American summer Talmud program that integrates university-level Hebrew study with intensive beit midrash-style learning of Talmud.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar to the global Jewish education community with Dr. Tzvi Kanarek on “The Talmud as a Teacher of Teachers!” on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time. 12:00 – 13:30 EST.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
This paper highlights two aspects of the culture of empowerment that held sway in the yeshiva, the modern Talmudic academy that developed in Eastern Europe in the nineteenth century. The first aspect is the adversarial atmosphere that reigned in the classroom, and the second aspect is the joint endeavor of peer-teaching. The author's choice of these two features is guided by the sense that to varying extents they are not employed in our day school systems, but could foreseeably be included in the teacher’s toolbox.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Elissa Strauss interviews Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, a doctoral candidate in education and Jewish studies at New York University and the director and founder of ConverJent, which designs and develops games for Jewish learning about why video games are great educational tools, what they have in common with rabbinic literature and why no topic should be off-limits for games.
Updated: Sep. 12, 2012
Almost a hundred women gathered in a demonstrably emotional ceremony to celebrate the group’s completion of the Talmud by learning the last page of Talmud together and then establish their commitment to continuing the cycle again by starting with the first page. In all, close to 25 women are currently learning in Matan’s Daf Yomi group. Twelve women have actually completed the entire cycle, taught in total by 30 women instructors – many of them “homegrown” in Matan’s Talmud program.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Reading texts closely and discussing and interpreting them with others is a core and complex practice for learners of many ages, in many contexts. In this article, the authors present a pedagogical framework for reading texts with others, 'havruta inspired pedagogy'. The framework is comprised of three overlapping domains: teaching structures, teaching stance and teaching and learning practices.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2012
This week, Artscroll announced the 'ArtScroll Digital Library.' The RustyBrick software and web developers are responsible for designing and developing the application software for mobile devices including the Apple iPad & iPhone. First to be developed will be the ArtScroll Schottenstein Talmud App for iPad and iPhone, which will be completed by July 2012. Later apps for Android and Microsoft are planned. The price of the app has not yet been announced.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012
Sicha Basadeh provides group hands-on learning experiences all around Israel utilizing their mobile factories for the production of Biblical – Talmudic agricultural products. From start to finish each person is completely involved in extracting their own honey from honeycombs, producing 100% pure oil from freshly harvested olives and baking their own matzot for Pesach. Of course, each natural product is packaged to be used at home with family and friends.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2011
Bryan Schwartzman tells of the first major academic project undertaken by the Philadelphia Day School Collaborative, a consortium of seven Philadelphia Day Schools – integrating the Gemara Berura, an Israeli designed software package into the Talmud studies curriculum of the schools. The seven schools will be introducing students to the program in the fall. The local roll-out for 'Gemara Berura' represents a bold attempt to utilize technology to shed light on an ancient discipline.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
The MOFET JTEC Online Academy for Jewish Studies to Offer Four New Courses in the Upcoming Fall, 2011 Semester
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Jewish Studies will be offering four new online courses for the Fall, 2011 semester. The Academy's main objective is to prepare teachers, educators and leaders in Jewish communities in the Diaspora for their mission. The courses, in areas that are suitable for educators and leaders in the Jewish world as well as students in universities and colleges in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora, are taught via the internet, a-synchronously with synchronous components. The course developers and lecturers are all experts in their fields and senior staff members of Israel's top institutes of higher education.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011