Below are several lecture series currently in preparation. Material can be presented as independent classes or as part of a larger series. Material includes both handout sheets, in Hebrew and English (with teacher and student versions), as well as study material intended to deepen the teacher's own understanding of the topic. Material is prepared according to the principle of direct learning, and is meant to be used in a group-study setting, in which students actively contribute to the learning experience. For more information about our approach, please see here.
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Teaching Tip #1
If you find that your students are having trouble grasping your point, it may not be due to a lack of clarity or understanding on your or their parts. It may be due to preconceptions they have, which are preventing them from learning something new.
Before presenting your idea, ask them what they think about the topic and write their answers on the board. Once they see clearly what they already believe, it's easier for them to learn something new.
A broad and comprehensive series of lectures on the fundamentals of the chasidic movement. Based upon the "Ten Principles of the Baal Shem Tov," this class is a perfect introduction to the original thinking of the Hasidic movement's founder.
Topics include: Divine Immanence; the nature and exile of the Shechina, the nature of the Evil Inclination; the Power of Prayer and Holy Speech; Providence and Hashgacha Pratis; Love and Fear of G-d; Inner and Outer Torah.
Rabbi's Resource is an official distributor and facilitator of Pathways in Torah - a self-study program that allows students to master the history and structure of the Oral Torah. This unique series of booklets can be used in either individual or group-study sessions, and can be purchased in either digital or hard copy. the material is well organized, and guides the student step-by-step to a deeper understanding of the history and structure of the Oral Torah.
Few things grab young people's attention more than films and popular media. This series of classes presents fundamental Jewish philosophical issues in the context of analyzing current films for their deeper meaning. Each lesson contains interactive Torah sheets and film clips that can be shown in class.
Some of the films discussed are: The Matrix; Gattaca; Pay it Forward; The Butterfly Effect; Crash; The Secret; Fight Club; X-Men (1 & 3); I am Legend; The Believer; The Village; Doubt; Pi; Memento; Inception, and more
A Multi-part series of classes dealing with contemporary halachic issues. Primary sources are brought and arranged in a way to facilitate understanding and discussion.
Topics include: Bikur Cholim; Taxes in Israel; Life Insurance; Bat-Mitzvah; Secular Shabbat guests; Women’s rights; Magic shows; Head Coverings, Shabbat and Holiday Laws; environmental issues and more.
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