Professional Development Resources Tag: Modernity

Recognizing Greatness in Non-Jews: The Passing of Nelson Mandela

This article discusses the category of Hasidei Umot Haolam, with a focus on the achievements of Nelson Mandela. To read the article, click here. Read more

Religious Counseling and Pesak Halakhah in a Yeshivah Setting

This article discusses religious counseling and Pesak Halakhah in a Yeshivah setting. To read the article, click here. Read more

Meaning-Making in Prayer: A Model for the Use of Collaborative Constructivist Technology for Spiritual Engagement

This article investigates the efficacy of using digital technology in a constructionist fashion to develop an increased ability to be self-reflective and a mature member... Read more

Modern Orthodox-Religious Zionist Education: On a Mission By Design!

This article explores the ideal mission statement for Modern Orthodox-Religious Zionist schools. To read the article, click here. Read more

Conversion in Jewish Law

This article originally appeared in Tradition 14:2, 1974 INTRODUCTION Attitudes towards conversion is one of the most crucial issues confronting Judaism today. The Jewish community... Read more

Judaism and Modernity: Realigning the Two Worlds

In July 2004, the particular theme of the Lookstein Center Principals Program summer seminar was The Leadership Challenge: Navigating the Two Worlds of the... Read more

Standing Beneath the Mountain: Transmitting Torah to the Next Generation

Prologue: In every large group or organization, the individuals involved never quite actualize the professed ideals. Visitors to an urban courtroom, for example, are... Read more

Community Schools – Communities of Truth: A Challenge to Jewish Educators

Yonatan Yussman: Joint Graduate Education Program – Pardes and Hebrew University “Jewish education is the great failure of contemporary Jewish life”, writes Professor Barry... Read more

Teaching About Israel

This article originally appeared in Tradition Volume 19 #3 Fall 1981 . Reprinted here with permission. Teaching about Israel today is not merely teaching... Read more

Teaching Evolution in Yeshivah High Schools

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, vol. 10, 1, 1997. Appears here with permission. Some yeshivah educators find troublesome the section on evolution... Read more
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