Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy in Jewish Studies


Working Papers

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Working Paper #1:
What is Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy?, Jon A. Levisohn

Working Paper #2:
A Pragmatic Pedagogy of Bible, Edward L. Greenstein

Response: Barry Holtz
Response: Jon A. Levisohn

Working Paper #3:
Introducing the Contextual Orientation: A Comparative Study, Jon A. Levisohn

Working Paper #4:
On Teaching the Contextual Orientation: An Interview with Professor Marc Brettler

Working Paper #5:
Using the Contextual Orientation to Facilitate the Study of Bible with Generation X, Beth Cousens, Susan P. Fendrick, and Jeremy S. Morrison

Working Paper #6:
"A Judaism That Does Not Hide": Curricular Warrants For the Teaching of the Documentary Hypothesis in Community Jewish High Schools, Susie Tanchel

Working Paper #7:

Loving is Believing: Solomon Schechter and the Bible, David B. Starr

Working Paper #8:
Torah Talk: Teaching Parashat haShavua to Young Children, Shira Horowitz

Working Paper #9:
Teaching Adult Jewish Educators about Teaching Bible: What They Need to Know and How They Might Learn It, Lisa D. Grant and Andrea Weiss

Working Paper #10:
Investigating Prospective Jewish Teachers' Knowledge and Beliefs about Torah: Implications for Teacher Education, Gail Zaiman Dorph

Working Paper #11:
The Most Important Biblical Passage for Jewish Day School Education, Barry Levy

Working Paper #12:
Using a Protocol to Surface Mentor Teachers’ Knowledge about Teaching Bible, Jeremy Kahan

Working Paper #13:
Developing Student Awareness of the Talmud as an Edited Document: A Pedagogy for the Pluralistic School, Jeffrey Spitzer

Working Paper #14:
A Menu of Orientations to the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature, Jon A. Levisohn

Working Paper #15:
The Pedagogy of Serendipity: Presenting the Weekly Parasha through the Eyes of Rabbinic Texts, Carl Perkins

Working Paper #16:
Teaching Ancient Jewish History: An Experiment in Engaged Learning, Michael Satlow

Working Paper #17:
Teaching Talmud and Halakhah Using a Semiotic Model of Law, Daniel Reifman

Working Paper #18:
The Pedagogy of Slowing Down: Teaching Talmud in a Summer Kollel, Jane Kanarek

Working Paper #19:
Neusner, Brisk, and the Stam: Significant Methodologies for Meaningful Talmud Teaching and Study, Michael Chernick

Working Paper #20:
Talmud Study as a Spiritual Endeavor in Rabbinic Training: Delights and Dangers, Jonah Steinberg

Working Paper #21:
The Moral Mishnah: How Can Teachers of Rabbinics Use the Mishnah for Moral Education?, Judd Kruger Levingston

Working Paper #22:
On Motivation Before Method: Helping Students Get a Foot in the Door Through the Use of Academic Scholarship in the Teaching of Rabbinic Texts, Gidon Rothstein

Working Paper #23:
Enacting the Mishnah: Teaching Skills and Ethics in a Middle School Classroom, Claudia M. Marbach

Working Paper #24:
Pedagogic Advantages of a Literary Orientation to Teaching Rabbinic Literature, Avraham Walfish

Working Paper #25:
Teaching Halakha in the Modern Orthodox High School Classroom: Educational Challenges and a Proposed Curriculum for Hilkhot
Moadim
, Nathanial Helfgot

Working Paper #26:
From History to Literature: the Pedagogical Implications of Shifting Paradigms in the Study of Rabbinic Narratives, Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Working Paper #27:
Pedagogic Issues in Teaching Potentially Troubling Talmudic Passages Regarding Non-Jews, Yaakov Bieler