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MediaMidrash seeks to raise the quality of Jewish education by offering teachers easy access to 21st century multimedia technologies. Media Midrash is an online platform linking multimedia content to innovative curricula, providing Jewish educators the ability to bring art, animation, film and music directly into their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
The Jewish ValuesFinder is an online digital guide, devoted exclusively to Jewish books for children and teens. The purpose of the Valuesfinder is to identify the Jewish values found in books written for Jewish kids in English or in translation. The Jewish values expressed or implied in books of Jewish content for children and teens are identified in a database of individual book titles. Subject headings are also given for each title as well as descriptive and bibliographic information. The list of Jewish values was developed by the editor, drawing on numerous sources, both printed and those gained from the experience and advice of colleagues. There are currently about 1500 titles in the ValuesFinder database, with new ones being added constantly.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2011
Touro College in conjunction with the family of David Tidhar has made this classic reference work freely available to the public in a searchable online version in its original Hebrew. The monumental 19-volume Encyclopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel was compiled and published by David Tidhar (1897-1970) over the 23 years from 1947 until his death. In addition to original articles about political activists and other of his contemporaries, the first several volumes also contain material about 19th century settlers culled from local histories published in the preceding two decades. In each volume, Tidhar requested submission of biographical information and photographs from relatives of early settlers, which he used to compile some 6,000 biographies. His work represents the only biographical source for many of those included.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
The online Hebrew database of Israeli schools displays information about Israeli educational institutions along with related information from the Ministry of Education, from the institution as well as from local municipalities in order to provide as complete a picture of the institution as possible.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2011
Israel's Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, is teaming up with Google to make its photographs and documents interactive and searchable on the Internet. The first 130,000 photos hit the web Wednesday. Although much of Yad Vashem's archive was already available through its formidable website, the new project enables users to search keywords and data just like a Google search.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2011
'Jewish WikiLeaks' Goes live in Jerusalem - Hundreds of Thousands of Pages from Jewish Newspapers from 19th Century to Present
A recent article in Haaretz writes about The Historical Jewish Press, which will contain hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present, and was officially launched recently. The project is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals. The website, currently holds more than 400,000 pages from 20 Hebrew, French, Judeo-Arabic (Ladino), English and Hungarian-language newspapers that until recently were hidden away in dusty archives. Full-text search of the periodicals is available on the site.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2011
The Melton Centre for Jewish Education represents the Hebrew University’s commitment to the advancement of Jewish education worldwide. For many years that commitment has included a focus on understanding and improving how Israel is taught in the Diaspora. This focus has seen expression in conferences, research projects, professional development programs, and curriculum development initiatives, all animated by a shared incentive to advancing the field of Israel education. In recent years, the Centre's work in this field has intensified in response to a widespread concern that younger Diaspora Jews are increasingly disconnected from the State of Israel. This intensifying work has, in turn, fostered insights, skills and institutional capacity at the Centre that is expected to bear on future projects.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Although replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls in various formats and levels of completeness have been circulating for a while, full images of the scrolls will arrive on the Internet in about a year, thanks to a three-way agreement between Google, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Museum. According to the IAA, the Museum's entire collection of approximately 30,000 Scroll fragments will be digitized as high-resolution images and made freely available via Google. It will be the first time the Dead Sea Scrolls have been photographed in full since the 1950s.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2010
The Kishuran Hebrew Learning Materials Database, sponsored by the Professional Advancement Fund of the Israel Teachers Union, is now the most comprehensive and high quality educational database in Israel. As of September, 2010, the database's staff had succeeded in including over 53,000 information items in the database. In comparison, other Israeli educational databases contain only about 4000 items.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010
JData.com is a groundbreaking online database offering Jewish educators across North America unprecedented high-quality, reliable, and practical information. Sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation and operated by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, JData allows educational organizations to enter their data into a standardized profile form and to easily produce reports and analyses based on both their own organizations' data and the aggregated data of comparable organizations across North America. This previously inaccessible information can be used in planning, communications, public relations, and recruitment.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2010