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These online professional development sessions (webinars) were offered in realtime to thousands of Jewish educators. Master teachers and academics presented on a variety of topics including Jewish text study, innovative programming, school policy, and classroom management. Here you can download the recorded presentations along with the accompanying slides for use at your convenience.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
The Israeli Inter-University Committee has recently decided to recognize Oral Torah (Toshba) as a general culture subject towards entitlement to a high school matriculation certificate. This now means that a student who studies this subject for an extended matriculation exam will have it recognized by the universities as an academic subject for university acceptance. It is expected that this development will bring about a significant rise in the number of high school students in non-religious government schools who will choose to study this subject as part of their matriculation curriculum.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2010
Animated Talmud is a new online free computer program that teaches Talmud through animation sequences and interactive media making the learning process enjoyable, easy and clear. Introduction to the Talmud provides an overview of the Oral Tradition of the Torah, its development and codification. The student encounters Torah personalities & formative events of the Talmudic tradition, while acquiring the basic knowledge required for beginning Talmud study.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
A new online study resource is being developed by Jeffery Spitzer, Chair of Rabbinic Literature at Gann Academy, an annotated listing of over 200 websites useful for students and teachers of Judaic studies. The resources are listed in over ten categories and levels of Jewish knowledge from novice to advanced.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Rabbi Judith Hauptman. Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary, writes of her experiences in teaching an introductory course in Talmud to students at Moscow State University for the Humanities. The course, given in English, revolved around Talmudic texts in three themes— Shabbat, Passover, and Jewish marriage.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This article develops a menu of orientations for the teaching of rabbinic literature. First, the author explores and clarifies the idea of orientations. Then, each of ten orientations to the teaching of rabbinic literature is described and discussed. Finally, the conclusion identifies some purposes for developing this menu.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010
Almost 9 years ago, Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky created a 'How to Learn Gemara' webpage as a culminating class project for a 9th grade Talmud class at The Frisch School. Over the years, he has received tremendous feedback about this site from manyJewish educators who used it. After the GeoCities webhosting platform folded, the project site became inaccessible. Now that a group of old Geocities members setup geocities.ws and archived the site, it is now available again for the benefit of educators and students.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010
This article presents an empirical study of a seventh-grade Talmud class in a religious boys' school in Israel. This case study touches upon and attempts to elucidate aspects of several broader areas. It is fundamentally an example of the transmission of culture, values, and culturally valued text in a schooling context, which exists within a larger societal framework. Using ethnographic methods, and informed by discourse analysis in general and classroom discourse in particular, the study reflects upon the relationship between schooling and its surrounding society and the constraints put into place by the very structures of the institution of school on the study of Talmud.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2009
A research conference on teaching rabbinic literature at Brandeis which featured 50 presentations and brought together more than 200 academics and educators representing 30 Jewish day schools, 20 universities, 12 yeshivot and rabbinical seminaries from across the denominations, and numerous other educational institutions.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2008
WebYeshiva is the first fully interactive, Torah study program, featuring live, growth-oriented, cumulative courses, offered with the flexibility afforded by the internet. An array of Rabbis and teachers combine the benefits of distance learning at a time and location that is convenient for the student, with the ongoing commitment necessary for growth in Torah study.
Updated: May. 04, 2008