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As of this week, Sefaria, the organization that is assembling a free library of Jewish texts online, is making available the William Davidson Talmud, the first free Creative Commons-licensed digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud. On behalf of the public, Sefaria has secured rights to Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Even Israel’s complete Modern Hebrew and English translations of the Talmud from the Koren Talmud Bavli. Their website, sefaria.org, features the traditional commentaries interlinked, and linked to other texts in the Jewish canon.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2017
On1Foot can help you easily create source sheets of Jewish texts on a variety of social justice issues. [Their name is an homage to the famous story of Hillel, in which Hillel guides a student who is looking to learn the entire Torah very efficiently, while standing on one foot.] On1Foot has a robust library of Jewish texts, including a large number of commentaries from the American Jewish World Service. You can find texts about many different social justice topics, including civil rights, the environment, tikkun olam, poverty and immigration, to name just a few. You can also specify the types of Jewish texts you are looking for like rabbinic, biblical or modern and whether you are searching for prayers, commentaries or stories.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2017
USHMM Launches Primary Source Teaching Tool - Experiencing History: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust
The Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has recently released a new digital tool, Experiencing History: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust, aimed to facilitate teaching. Experiencing History is aimed at college-and university level instructors who teach Holocaust-related courses, broadly defined. It features online collections of carefully selected Jewish primary sources, from diaries, letters and newspaper articles to photography, moving image and sound. The sources are grouped into thematic collections that allow for easy classroom integration. Each source is introduced and annotated by a Holocaust scholar, in order to provide enough historical context for a productive in-class discussion or an assignment.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
The Fall issue of JData Revealed is dedicated to comparison data in the day school world. Day School Vitality presents two years' of findings from our financial benchmarking project. Schools can see where they stood vis-à-vis other schools in 2015-2016. And, for the first time, they can see how their rate of growth---whether in enrollment, fundraising, endowment, or cost per student---compares with that of their peer schools. The day school executive salary report also provides useful comparison data. In a competitive arena, knowledge of what is normative and what is possible is highly valuable for assessing a school or camp's performance and actions.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2016
BetaMidrash is a free Android app using open-source online Jewish texts crowdsourced from Sefaria – an incredible platform in its own right which I plan to feature in a future post. BetaMidrash combines an attractive interface complete with Hebrew texts and translations, embedded commentaries when available, a powerful search engine, and downloaded texts so that the app continues to work even with a minimal data connection. What I did not realize when I first started using BetaMidrash after it was launched in April 2015–and quickly fell in love with it–was that this app was created by two electrical engineering students at Cooper Union.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2015
We are excited to announce a new website where Jewish teens can discover summer experiences as unique as they are - FindYourSummer.org. FindYourSummer.org is the first site that connects Jewish teens to hundreds of programs - from surf camps to social action projects, international travel to art workshops - so they can explore their passions and expand their horizons. We know that summer planning starts early, and for us to reach as many teens and their families as possible, we need you to spread the word. Visit the site and, if you like it (which we hope you will!), go ahead and share it with your community members so they can kick-start their 2016 plans.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015
Jewish Learning Matters (JLM), sponsored by the Jack and Harriet Rosenfeld Foundation in Jewish Education at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development was created to support educators, schools, and communities, help educators easily locate and access quality educational resources, provide professional development opportunities, and deepen knowledge and expertise as educators interact with one another. We hope you will let JLM become your “go to' site when searching for ideas, books, songs, videos, lesson plans, information and activities that reinforce the belief that Jewish Learning does matter.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2015
Founded less than a decade ago, Mechon Hadar, or Hadar for short, is the umbrella institution of the celebrated halakhic egalitarian Yeshivat Hadar. Hadar just updated its website and it’s not just another institutional facelift. After eight years of growth, Hadar has created a treasure trove of Torah resources, and now it has chosen to share them, intentionally. With very few exceptions, all of Hadar‘s resources are now shared with an Open Content license.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
In its efforts to make Israel’s archeological artifacts available around the world and to share Israel’s archeological artifacts with the world, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) created the National Treasures Online website. The website shows off a selection of thousands of objects from the collection of the National Treasures. The National Treasures range from one million years ago to the Ottoman period. The site currently has approximately 5,700 artifacts and is continuously updated. In addition, new hi-resolution images of artifacts and new information are added to the site on a regular basis.
Updated: Nov. 12, 2014
The 2012-13 Directory of Israel Studies builds on the work of previous directories through inclusion of course enrollment data and identification of faculty. A key change is the recognition and addition of upper-level Hebrew language courses as Israel-focused. At the 316 colleges and universities included in the Directory, Israel-focused courses increased from 609 in 2011-12 to 616 in 2012-13. Including upper - level Hebrew language courses, however, increases further the total number of Israel - focused courses in 2012 - 13 : 701 courses.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2014