Professional Development Resources Tag: Gemara

Teaching Jewish Texts: Authority and Relevance

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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: An Interview with Rabbi Haim Perlmutter

An Interview with Rabbi Haim Perlmutter – 051 – In this episode Mark Smilowitz explores the issue of teaching overarching concepts with R. Perlmutter, author... Read more

A Mock Beit Din: An interactive Assessment for Sugyot in Nezikin

I. Introduction Every educator is confronted with the question of how to effectively test students’ comprehension of material taught. While finding a way for students to... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Reading Proficiency

Teaching Reading Proficiency – 019 – If you teach a class that involves reading classic Jewish texts, who does the reading? Do all of your... 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

The Human and Social Factor in Halakha

Originally published in Tradition 36 (2002) pp. 89-114. Appears here with permission. Any comprehensive overview of the concern for the human and social factor... 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