The Torah iTextbook Project’s library of 20 sugyot was officially unveiled at the 2015 National Jewish Day School conference just a few weeks ago. Many of the educators who visited our spot at the conference “playground” were extremely positive about the impact that this library
After two years of production and beta-testing, the Torah iTextbook Project is proud to announce that our library of 20 iTextbooks is ready for release to schools. Each iTextbook covers a particular sugyah (topic) and includes a trigger film, the relevant pesukim, sections of Gemara and related halachic rulings and responsa. The particular sugyot were chosen as those
Rabbi Mordechai Smolarcik is the Project Director for the Torah iTextbook Project. He has written previously written here about this project for NLEResources.com. The staff of the Torah iTextbook Project at Hillel Day School of Boca Raton has been hard at work creating outstanding iTextbooks for the study of various Shas sugyot. Thanks to the work... Read more »
In 2012, we featured a blog post entitled, Why I Respect Salman Khan & Charlie Harary. This post touched upon how the Jewish world was only beginning to utilize the new educational method popularized by Salman Khan. Since then, a lot has changed.
One of the greatest challenges for Judaic studies teachers is getting their students to understand that texts written thousands of years ago remain relevant to the students’ lives in today’s society. Students are constantly