Professional Development

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Teaching Jewish Texts: Authority and Relevance

Submitted on August 11, 2016

This article was written by Zvi Grumet. [1] Most Judaic learning, especially past the primary grades, is text based.  As people who study texts,... Read more
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Another Perspective on the Avot and Imahot

Submitted on August 7, 2016

  I In the Spring 1991 issue of Ten Da’at, Avishai David took a bold step forward by opening for us the thorny issue... Read more
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Perspectives on the Avot and Imahot

Submitted on August 2, 2016

Ed’s Note: The following is an approach to the question of how to present Biblical figures to our students: As larger than life or as very human. Ten Da’at invites additional perspectives and approaches.   The Ramban in his commentary on the Torah has repeatedly articulated the dictum “maaseh avot siman l’vanim”.  The footsteps of our Avot and Imahot are... Read more
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A Study of the Teaching of Jewish History in Modern Orthodox Yeshivah High Schools

Submitted on July 20, 2016

This article originally appeared in Jewish Education 54:4 (Winter 1986), p.27-38. Reprinted here with permission. This essay discusses the major findings of a study... Read more
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Educational Resources for Israeli Elections

Submitted on February 9, 2016

Mock Election Outline Lesson Plan on Israel’s Electoral System – one lesson from the Lookstein Center’s Israel Curriculum List of Political Parties Participating in... Read more
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The Connection Between Religiousity, Affiliation and the Positions Taken by School Principals Regarding Religious, Ethical Dilemmas

Submitted on January 5, 2016

This article explores issues of the connection between religious level and affiliation in regards to ethical dilemmas. This resource is in Hebrew. To read the... Read more
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Coping with Loss and Terror: Jewish and Psychological Perspectives

Submitted on October 19, 2015

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Israel Resources

Submitted on March 16, 2015

Activities for Israel Elections 2015 – This page presents educational resources on the upcoming Israeli elections. Resources include programming ideas, articles, and links. Jerusalem –... Read more
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Other Election Activities

Submitted on February 9, 2015

The following are some quick ideas and thoughts to aid in the teaching of the Knesset and Israeli political life in light of the... Read more
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Teaching Integrated Jewish Humanities in High School: American Literature, Philosophy and Jewish Thought

Submitted on September 19, 2014

This article discusses the merits of a new education model that synthesises between Jewish and general studies. To read the article, click here. Read more
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