Nechama Leibowitz Resources

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    The focus of this site is the work of Nechama Leibowitz, one of the most influential teachers of Torah in the last generation. The site contains a series of new lessons on parashat hashavua based on her study sheets (gilyonot). The lessons, which cover Bereshit through Mishpatim, are written by students of Nechama’s methodology, utilizing study sheets that she did not use in her famous studies (iyunim) on the weekly Torah portion. The site also includes an essay and sample lessons for the use of “active learning” in the teaching of Jewish history.

    Nechama Leibowitz biography

    Nechama Leibowitz bibliography

    Introduction to Nechama’s “active learning” methodology

    Lessons on parashat hashavua based on the gilyonot

    Sample Gilyonot

    Active Learning in the Teaching of History in Elementary and Secondary Schools (essay and lessons)

    The above image originally appeared on the jacket of the Nehama Leibowitz printed series © WZO/JAFI and is reproduced here with permission from the online series © The Pedagogic Center, The Department for Jewish Zionist Education, JAFI.

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