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Mikranet is a rich online Hebrew language resource for the teaching of Bible in Israeli State 'mamlachti' schools.Mikranet is developed by the Center for Educational Technology, Snunit and Gesher, three major independent educational organizations, with funding from the Avi Chai Foundation.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
In a joint initiative between Hebrew University, the Knesset, and the Ministry of Education, Jewish studies experts from Hebrew Univesity will give courses to Israeli parliamentarians on the Jewish Bible. Professors Yair Zakovich (Department of Bible) and Avigdor Shinan (Department of Hebrew Literature) of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University will arrive at the Knesset building, to begin a series of meetings on 'Personalities in the Bible and Midrash'. The courses will also address issues of leadership.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2009
The TALI Education Fund has announced the launching of itsnewest Web site - Visual Midrash - a collection of Fine and Folk Art onBiblical themes. The site was created by Dr. Jo Milgrom and Dr. JoelDuman and is based on Dr. Milgrom's archive of art images collected overa lifetime of teaching and pioneering the field of art as Biblicalcommentary.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2009
This article builds on Greenstein's (JJE 75:3) advocacy of a “pragmatic pedagogy of Bible” by pursuing four issues. First, do we select among methodological approaches to Bible according to our desired interpretive outcome but not according to any internal criteria? Is it merely a matter of “choice”? Second, in what sense are interpretive approaches usefully compared to equipment like x-rays or ultrasounds? Third, what does it mean for a methodology to generate a solution that “works”? Works for whom and for what? Fourth, what are the questions that educators ought to consider, in constructing a “pragmatic pedagogy”?
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
Edward Greenstein's article (JJE 75:3) reminds us of the important contributions that academic scholars of subject matter can make to the discourse of Jewish education. This response highlights some of Greenstein's argument and explores an area that his article does not examine in depth: the role of teachers' beliefs in the pedagogic decisions that they make. Greenstein's article might suggest that teachers' educational choices are determined by their training and by rational decision making. This response suggests that such a view underestimates the important role that beliefs—of various sorts—play in the teaching that we see in classrooms.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
Many Bible scholars have become aware of the fact that the results we produce are dependent on the particular approaches that we choose to employ, and have become more self-conscious about the methods we use and the reasons we use them. Each approach to the analysis and interpretation of a text will yield its own type of meaning or understanding. This thesis is an outgrowth of pragmatic philosophy. A multiperspective approach to teaching Bible is advocated, and it is illustrated with reference to the Tower of Babel narrative.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2009
The Center for Educational Technology has launched a website, Psookim.com, which aims to rally Jews from different traditions around the Bible by encouraging them to add their own commentary in music, video, text and art to the wisdom of famous biblical commentators on a web site that presents the Bible on a platform built for users of social networking media.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2009
About 3500 teachers and others from Israel and abroad will gather in Gush Etzion, Israel to participate in the intensive four day annual biblical studies conference sponsored by the Herzog College of Yeshivat Har Etzion for Higher Learning . During the four days of the conference participants will choose to participate in one of seven parallel lectures in five separate time slots (over 140 lectures).
Updated: Jul. 23, 2009
The Jewish Publication Society has begun work on a project to publish the Jewish Bible, or Tanakh, as an electronic, online text, integrating the original Hebrew with JPS’ English translation and selected commentaries. The project is attempting to present the text of the Tanakh as an open platform for users to collectively build their own structure of commentary, debate and interpretation, all linked to the text itself.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
An audience-participation paper on Teaching Biblical Hebrew was delivered at The Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature held in Boston in November, 2008. Helene Dallaire, part of the staff of a three-year project on communicative learning entitled CoHeLeT, demonstrated a mock classroom setting of a first year Hebrew class in a seminary setting. The three-year CoHeLeT project has found that retention with the Communicative Language Teaching method is much better than retention in the usual grammar-based inductive or deductive method.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009