SHARPENING THE MESSAGE
Alan Haber's study on Improving Effectiveness of Religious Education
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LITERATURE CURRICULUM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
William Kolbrener's study on the use of English Literature Curricula in Yeshiva High Schools
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ATID WEB RESOURCE LINKS
ATID is proud to present the best Jewish education links available on the web.
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SURVEY OF RESEARCH IN JEWISH EDUCATION
Several times a year ATID summarizes recent research, trends, and ideas in Jewish education.
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The Tanakh Debates:
A Bibliography and Links to Online Resources
In recent years, there has been a recurrent controversy within Orthodox circles as to how to understand the Avot and Imahot, the patriarchs and Matriarchs–as well as other major biblical figures–who are the key characters of Tanakh. Here are the most important writings on the subject, most of them from recent iterations of the controversy, anthologized by Rabbi Uri C. Cohen.
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TEACHING AND STUDY GUIDE TO GIDON ROTHSTEIN'S MURDERER IN THE MIKDASH
Writing a murder mystery set in the time of a future Beit HaMikdash may seem somewhat quirky, but Rabbi Gidon Rothstein has done it with a set of educational goals in mind. In this accompanying Study Guide he gives Jewish educators the tools to bring those goals to fruition.
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ESSAYS OF RABBI SHALOM CARMY: ONLINE LIBRARY
ATID is proud to announce the appearance of an important, new web resource: Challenges and Issues in Modern Orthodox Education: An On-Line Library of R. Shalom Carmy's Essays, a downloadable collection of essential articles by one of our community's leading teachers and thinkers. Rabbi Carmy's work provides important models for the thoughtful Modern Orthodox educator. We hope that you will discover insights and approaches which will aid your understanding of some of the more complex and subtle challenges facing Orthodox Jewish life, learning, and teaching. Grappling with Rabbi Carmy's treatment of these issues will enhance your teaching, both in the classroom and in counseling students.
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SYPMOSIUM: LONELY MAN OF FAITH at 40
On the fortieth anniversary of Rabbi Soloveitchik's enduring masterpiece, leading educators and Jewish leaders reflect on the meaning and impact of The Lonely Man of Faith for themselves and for our times.
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RESOURCES AND WEBSITES ON DRUGS AND ADDICTION IN SCHOOLS AND JUDAISM
This roundup of resources, articles, and websites (primarily in Hebrew) on drugs and addiction will be of use to teachers and schools wresting with these serious issues.
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ATID'S ART INITIATIVE
Essays, conference proceedings, video and audio downloads of ATID's work to promote a meaningful place for art in Torah education.
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INTERNET RESOURCES & ARTICLES ON JUDAISM AND EATING DISORDERS
Essays, articles, and personal stories of eating disorders in the Jewish world--resource for Jewish educators and schools helping students struggling with the problem.
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CONTEMPORARY ORTHODOX RESPONSES TO HOMOSEXUALITY
Jewish educators today need to be aware of Torah responses to homosexuality. We may be called upon to defend the Torah's approach in class, or -- more significantly -- we may be approached for counseling by a student involved in a personal struggle. Fortunately, much has been written on the subject in recent years. ATID's Rabbi Uri Cohen, has assembled this annotated bibliography of over sixty articles (including hyper-links to the many web-based resources).
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CURRICULAR INTEGRATION: JEWISH & GENERAL STUDIES
ATID has selected essential background reading on integration, to help Jewish educators and schools on both theoretical and practical levels. This literature shows the underpinnings of integration, both in general and in Jewish education. The cacophony of voices represented indicates that there is no consensus on either the goals or methods of integration, leaving us with the task of developing our own "manifesto" for integration as we would like to see it implanted in practice.
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