Professional Development Resources: Jewish Law/Halakha

Flipping Jewish Studies

The Lookstein Center initated a professional development program to train Jewish studies teachers in the theory and practice of “flipped” learning. Starting in 2013,... Read more

Teaching Jewish Texts: Authority and Relevance

This article was written by Zvi Grumet. [1] Most Judaic learning, especially past the primary grades, is text based.  As people who study texts,... Read more

A School’s Liability for a Student’s Injury

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, vol. 10, 1, 1997, pp. 75-80. Appears here with permission. Background Ten Da’at (Vol. VIII, no. I,... Read more

Religious Counseling and Pesak Halakhah in a Yeshivah Setting

This article discusses religious counseling and Pesak Halakhah in a Yeshivah setting. To read the article, click here. Read more

Reconsidering Pedagogic Use of the Ramban Al Hatorah

Abstract: The article argues for three pedagogic uses of the Ramban al hatorah which the author believes are not currently being employed. The first... Read more

Two Aspects of Jewish Identity

Click here to read this very interesting article about Jewish identity. Read more

The Jewish Attitude to Time

This article explores the significance of the concept of time, for the Jewish People. To read the article, click here. Read more

“With Your Permission”: Zimmun in Cyber-Halakha

Dr. Joel B. Wolowelsky discusses the role of technology on Halakha, in the context of women’s ability to participate in a zimmun. To read the article, click... Read more

On Kohanim and Uncommon Aliyyot

This article discusses interesting and rare Aliyyot, particularly in reference to the status of Kohanim. To read the article, click here. Read more

Alcohol and Drugs in Judaism, Chapters One and Two

The biblical and Rabbinical positions on the use and abuse of wine. Chapter 1. Chapter 2.   Read more
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