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Lost & Found is a game series, created at the Initiative for Religion, Culture, and Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Center. The series teaches medieval religious legal systems. This article uses the first two games of the series as a case study to explore a particular set of processes to conceive, design, and develop games for learning. It includes the background leading to the author's work in games and teaching religion, and the specific context for the Lost & Found series. It discusses the rationale behind working to teach religious legal systems more broadly, then discuss the hermeneutics influencing the approach to understanding the legal systems being modeled and closes with a discussion of the kind of teaching and learning involved in the design of the games and early stage data on the public play of the games.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2018
HESBER develops educational resources that are designed for enhancing Torah study of all ages. With materials designed for middle schools, high schools, and adult learning, HESBER aims to create a completely integrated, homogeneous and comprehensive curricular series spanning from elementary/middle school all the way through high school.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2017
Halacha Education Center introduces Revolutionary Curriculum for Over 1,300 Students around the World
Jewish schools throughout North America as well as in South Africa and Australia are introducing a revolutionary curriculum to their students this academic year. Over 1,300 students in over twenty schools will be using the new program designed by the Halacha Education Center (HEC). The programs designed by HEC represent a major overhaul of the classic Jewish educational experience. The HEC has taken the original sources and prime texts of Jewish law and developed new exciting, user-friendly, accessible textbooks, teacher’s guide, videos, and audio-visual material that engage the students in a deep, enjoyable and memorable fashion. The new materials are a reformatting and presentation of Judaism’s ancient laws and wisdom.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
We are very proud to have been selected to pilot a new halacha course with Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon and his institute for halacha, Merkaz Halakha. Last year, the Academy piloted a successful curriculum in the laws of kashrut with girls in Advanced Jewish Studies Program that was prepared in Israel especially for the Academy. Building on that program’s success, we expanded the project this year with new materials for teaching the laws of Shabbat and a special unit on shmita. The pilot of the Shabbat curriculum for sophomore girls is led by Mrs. Yitzhak and Rabbi Segal.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar to the global Jewish education community with Dr. Tzvi Kanarek on “The Talmud as a Teacher of Teachers!” on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time. 12:00 – 13:30 EST.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
39 Melachot is the story of a boy studying for a test on the Melachot of Shabbat. His Rebbi appears and takes him on a hands-on tour of all 39 Melachot of Shabbat. While geared primarily for the upper elementary school student, anyone learning sugyot of Shabbat will gain from visually seeing the way things were done in the past. Included are the entire sidura d’pat (bread-making) a clear explanation of the loom and the entire cloth making process.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
In this article, Mark Smilowitz describes an approach to teaching halakha which enables the students as researchers. The approach opens new vistas for student exploration and can be easily adapted for almost any discipline.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2009
The Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion has made available online over 300 written lectures on halacha (Jewish Law). The archived lectures written by the staff of the Yeshiva over the last thirteen years cover a wide range of halachik areas and are topically indexed and easily retrievable in digital format (Microsoft Word Documents).
Updated: Feb. 08, 2009