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Teaching Jewish Texts: Authority and Relevance

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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