Professional Development Resources: Bible

The Child’s Introduction to Bible Study

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, 6, 1, 1992, pp. 28-30. Reprinted here with permission. DR. DEITCHER is a faculty member of the... Read more

The Approach of Classic Jewish Exegetes to Peshat and Derash and Its Implications for the Teaching of Bible Today

Translated by Moshe J. Bernstein This article originally appeared in Tradition, vol. 21, 3, 1984. Appears here with permission. One of the difficult dilemmas... Read more

Rabbi Mordechai Breuer and Modern Orthodox Biblical Commentary- Study of Tanakh

This article originally appeared in Tradition, vol. 33, 3, 1999, pp. 6 ff. Appears here with permission. Although Tanakh is the word of God,... Read more

The Religious Significance of the Peshat

THE RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PESHAT* By: Uriel Simon Translated by: Edward L. Greenstein This article originally appeared in Tradition, vol. 23, 2, 1988,... Read more

Methodology and Method in the Teaching of Tannaitic Literature

This article originally appeared in Studies in Jewish Education 8 (2002), pp. 53-71. Appears here with permission. In an earlier study,1 I presented an... Read more

The Meeting of Eliyahu and Elisha: A Study in Prophetic Ethics

The haftarah for Shabbat Hagadol (the Sabbath before Passover) is Malachi 3:4-24, the last words in the Prophets. The very last verses read, “(22)... Read more

Methodology of Teaching Tanakh

What does a teacher do after reaching the radical conclusion that one can’t just walk into class, read pasuk after pasuk, perush after perush,... Read more

“Many Thoughts in the Heart of Man . . .”: Irony and Theology in the Book of Esther

This article originally appeared in Tradition, 31 (4), Winter 1997. Appears here with permission. Hardly a single recent piece on the Book of Esther... Read more

The Law and the Land: Why Biblical Israel has Artificial Territorial Boundaries

This article originally appeared in Tradition, 28,2, 1994. Appears here with permission. I. Israel’s Territorial Boundaries Anyone acquainted with the first mishna in the... Read more

Pe’ninei Torah (Pearls of Torah)

This article compiles some Pe’ninei Torah (Pearls of Torah) from a variety of topics, to provide insights to Torah students. To read the article, click... Read more
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