Professional Development Resources Tag: Gemara

The Broad Torah: Of Pictures on Walls and in Hearts

Originally published in Ten Da’at 8:1, 1995. Appears here with permission. The scene: A classroom full of eager young high school boys learning Torah.... 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

Torah Study for Women

Reprinted from Ten Da’at Vol. III No. 3 pp.7-8   Taking into account the place of Torah study in the Jewish weltanschauung, the outstanding issue representing a... Read more

Teaching the Flood Story: The Importance of Cultural Context

Reprinted from Ten Da’at 9:1 Winter 1996   Most yeshivah students learn the pre-patriarchal biblical stories in the early years of elementary school, and for many... Read more

The Miracle of the Lights

Also available at Yeshivat Har Etzion Virtual Beit Midrash. “What is Chanuka? Our Rabbis taught: On the twenty-fifth of Kislev begin the eight days... 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

Gemara Instruction in Yeshiva High Schools

This Hebrew article discusses the fundamental role that Gemara plays in Yeshiva high schools, and explores the most effective ways of teaching this crucial... Read more