Teaching Talmud Resources

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    Talmud Teaching Tools

    Habits of Mind for Gemara by Tzvi Pittinsky

    Hadrat Melech: Biographical Notes – Rabbanim of the Period of the Rishonim and Achronim with Indexes by Shlmo Pereira

    Talmud Bavli Frequency Word List by Tzvika Kanarek


    Talmud Lesson Plans & Activity Descriptions

    A Mock Beit Din: An Interactive Assessment for Sugyot in Nezikin by Ira S. Kosowsky

    An Introduction to Talmud Study: A Webquest Integrating the Daf Layout with the Historical Development of the Talmud by Naphtali Hoff

    Gambling and Halakha (Sanhedrin 24b) by Aharon Frazer

    Researching the Development of Torah She Be’al Peh by Zvi Grumet


    Talmud Articles and Research

    Gemara Instruction in Yeshiva High Schools by R. Aharon Lichtenstein

    Hermeneutics and Values: Issues in Improving Contemporary Talmud Teaching by Avraham Walfish

    Implications of Academic Approaches to the Study of the Babylonian Talmud for the Beliefs and Religious Attitudes of the Student by Pinchas Hayman

    Issues in Talmud Curricular Development by Moshe J. Yeres

    Learning Talmud from Within: An Interview with Menahem Kahane

    Methodology and Method in the Teaching of Tannaitic Literature by Pinchas Hayman

    Motivational Issues in the Study of Gemara Among American High School Senior Boys by Aaron S. Ross

    On the Teaching of Talmud: Toward a Methodological Basis for a Curriculum in Oral-Tradition Studies by Pinchas Hayman

    Orality and Textuality: A Historical Perspective by Zvi Grumet

    “So What?!”: Talmud Study Through Values Analysis by Scot A. Berman

    Talmud Now by Moshe Meir, Channa Amit and Kalman Neuman (trans. by Rachel Schloss)

    Teaching from Within, Teaching from Without: The Problem of Unshared Assumptions in the High School Gemara Class by Eliezer Diamond

    Teaching Talmud with Cognitive Maps in the Religious Public School by Tzvika Kanarek

    The Obligation of Talmud on Women According to Maimonides by Warren Zev Harvey


    Talmud Multimedia

    An Interview with R. Haim Perlmutter by Mark Smilowitz


    Talmud Listservs

    Shaqla VeTarya


    Talmud Websites & External Tools

    Alphabetical Index of Talmudic Topics (English) by WebShas

    Dictionary of Targumim, Talmud and Midrashic Literature by Marcus Jastrow

    English Translation of Babylonian Talmud by Soncino (PDFs)

    Ma’agar Sifrut Kodesh (Talmud Bavli) by Snunit K12 (can search, copy/cut, etc.)

    Rabbinic Literature Genre Map by Jeffrey Spitzer for Gann Academy

    Talmud Bavli by Mechon Mamre (can search, copy/cut, etc.)

    Talmud Bavli by HebrewBooks.org (PDF of original format & text – can search, copy/cut, etc.)

    Talmud Image Map by Eliezer Segal

    Rabbi Pittinsky’s 9T2 Gemara Page by Tzvi Pittinsky


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