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Most of us learned content through lecture, and demonstrated mastery by writing papers. In other words, through modeling plus drill and practice, we learned to create well-structured, interesting talks. Despite deep praise for chevruta, i.e., learning in pairs or small groups, no one showed us how to proceed. For three decades, as both student and teacher, I have been chasing this esoteric knowledge. Today, I would like to share some of what I caught — one possible method of teaching text through discussion.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2020
Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. The art and science of text study is an area in which many scholars and practitioners affiliated with The Davidson School devote their time, attention, and passion. We are particularly excited to have launched an initiative creating the first ever compendium of standards and benchmarks for the teaching of rabbinic literature through our Jewish Day School Standards & Benchmarks Project. We are honored to steward this project in partnership with leadership teams from over 15 day schools, scholars, and leaders across academic institutions and agencies throughout North America and across all denominational lines. To sit with them is to truly feel the roots in the legacy of the Jewish beit midrash! We hope you enjoy the wide array of perspectives on the topic of Jewish text study contained in this edition of Gleanings.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
Rabbi Jeff Kuperman of Stern Hebrew High School in Philadelphia, PA, has assembled a set of very useful links for Jewish studies and made them available on the web for students, teachers and other interested visitors.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2010
Judith Rosenbaum and Emily Scheinberg of the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) write about how modern technology can allow students to engage and interact with a wide variety of Jewish texts and media, allowing them to assess, organize, assign meaning to and share it with others and thus develop a sense of ownership over the material with which they are interacting. They tell of a new tool developed by the JWA, “Unlocking the Archive” – a multimedia display tool – which provides an easy way for teachers and students to engage actively with a variety of sources drawn from both the Archive’s website and other websites.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
Me’ah is a two-year adult Jewish learning program, sponsored by Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Commission on Jewish Continuity and Education. Taught by renowned professors and scholars, Me’ah immerses active Jewish learners in core Jewish texts, providing them with a framework for understanding Jewish culture and civilization across four eras—biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern. Me’ah gives students the opportunity to grow as literate students of Jewish life, and to join a growing community of adult learners.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008