Professional Development Resources: Talmud

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

Teaching from Within, Teaching from Without: The Problem of Unshared Assumptions in the High School Gemara Class

This article originally appeared in Tradition Volume 19 #4, 1981. Reprinted here with permission. If being Mayor of New York is the second toughest... Read more

What is the “Revadim” Method?

Reprinted here with permission. Jewish schools in Israel and the Diaspora dedicate many hours and resources to study of Talmud, but more than seventy... Read more

A Bekiut Initiative in Mishnah

Rabbi Ira Kosowski describes a curriculum for the learning of Mishnayot bekiut, challenging students to expand their knowledge base while minimizing time taken from classroom... Read more

Ve-Dibbarta Bam: An Approach to Teaching Mishnah

This article originally appeared in Ten Daat vol. XII.(1999).   Introduction In many schools, the teaching of Mishnah is relegated to the status of introduction... Read more

Camino Real and Modern Talmud Story

Camino Real and Modern Talmud Study [1] Shalom Carmy From Modern Scholarship in the Study of Torah: Contributions and Limitations, ed. Shalom Carmy, Orthodox... Read more

Issues in Talmud Curricular Development: Why Study Talmud?

Talmud has been studied by students for centuries. Yet the last century has seen rapid change in Jewish community and life. These changes have... Read more

Wisdom and Knowledge of God in Biblical and Talmudic Thought

This article originally appeared in Tradition v.12 #2 Fall, 1971 The ideal of Imitatio Dei occupies a central place in the religious and ethical... Read more

The Halakha and Its Relationship to Social Reality

This article originally appeared in Tradition 13:4, 1973. INTRODUCTION The Halakhah is often depicted as a monolithic cohesive structure a massive pillar of solid... Read more

On the Teaching of Talmud: Toward a Methodological Basis for a Curriculum in Oral-Tradition Studies

From Religious Education 92:1 (1997), pp. 61-76. Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Study of Manuscripts, Printings and Commentaries Tannaitic Sources Amoraic Literature Amoraic and Post-Amoraic Material... Read more
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