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Israeli scholar overhauls Hebrew Bible to correct errors, for first time in 500 years

Israeli scholar overhauls Hebrew Bible to correct errors, for first time in 500 years | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
RAMAT GAN, Israel — For the past 30 years, Israeli Judaic scholar Menachem Cohen has been on a mission of biblical proportions: Correcting all known textual errors in Jewish scripture to produce a truly definitive edition of the Old Testament.
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22 טיפים מדליקים לאנשי חינוך משקיענים

הכנס על מנת לצפות בהודעה '22 טיפים מדליקים לאנשי חינוך משקיענים'.
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A Historian Reflects on American Jewry’s Political Future

A Historian Reflects on American Jewry’s Political Future | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging interview, the historian Jonathan Sarna discusses American Jews’ relationship with Israel, the changing role of the major denominations, the recent presidential election, and whether U.S. Jewry will maintain its long-standing alliance with the Democratic party. (Interview by Dror Eydar.)
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At Jerusalem Jewish media summit, focus is on Israeli-Diaspora divide

At Jerusalem Jewish media summit, focus is on Israeli-Diaspora divide | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Jerusalem Jewish Media Summit is designed to build, or perhaps repair, a connection between the Diaspora and Israel.
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Quickly and easily cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs

Quickly and easily cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

In September 2016, we launched Explore in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to give you the insights, design tools, and research recommendations you need to do your best work. Today, we’re improving upon the feature by allowing you to easily cite those findings. Students writing research reports, analysts crafting whitepapers, and others looking to credit their sources can now insert citations as footnotes with the click of a button in Explore in Docs on the web

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piktochart

piktochart | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Piktochart - כלי ליצירת אינפוגראפיקות. אפשרות להשתמש תבניות מוכנות אפשרות להוספת תרשימים (כולל עדכון און-ליין), מפות אינטראקטיביות וסרטוני יוטיוב. העלאת קבצי תמונה מהמחשב בגודל של עד 40MB תוצר סופי - הגרסה החינמית מאפשרת תצוגה מקוונת (ציבורי) או הורדה כקובץ תמונה. מדריך בעברית מאת אגף טכנולוגיות מידע https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjWLwUqMamE מדריך בעברית מערוץ היוטיוב מיומנויות מחשב ומידע https://youtu.be/4bRpwre8e6o  …
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Establishing a new denomination: Pragmatic Judaism | Rosner's Domain

Establishing a new denomination: Pragmatic Judaism | Rosner's Domain | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Today I am speaking at a conference organized by the Israel Democracy Institute on the question “who is a Jew,” and JPPI’s report on this matter provided me with the material with which to make my point. I wrote wrote an article for the conference – Replace ‘Who is a Jew?’ with ‘Who is a Jew for What?’ – and my main argument in this article, based on the views of the hundreds of Jews that participated in the JPPI dialogue process on “the Jewish spectrum,” attempts to be pragmatic, rather than ideological. Since the question of who is a Jew cannot be solved, since a definition agreeable to all is unlikely to emerge soon, there are three possible choices for the Jews:
A. To fight over it.
B. To part ways, and become more than one people.
C. To accept reality and work around it.
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Taking Education Personally

Taking Education Personally | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

I certainly do not take most of the credit for this student’s success. He was able to succeed mostly, because of his determination and hard work. This story though, can serve as a reminder to both students and teachers, that sometimes the personal approach can really make the difference. It is not so easy for teachers, as most of us have a lot of students and very limited time. If we can however, find a way to be there for our students whenever we can, it can make a huge difference.

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Thank you, Ben Zion — A farewell tribute to Ben Zion Shenker

Thank you, Ben Zion — A farewell tribute to Ben Zion Shenker | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Last week, the father of modern Hasidic music, Ben Zion Shenker, passed away at age 91. Imagine a world in which no recordings of Hassidic music exists — that was the Jewish world before Shenker’s initiatives. Imagine Jewish households without Eshes Chayil and Jewish weddings without Yasis Alayich and you will get a sense of the depth of one man’s penetration into the hearts and hearths of the Jewish people.

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Israeli Knesset bans short dresses, miniskirts

Israeli Knesset bans short dresses, miniskirts | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Other banned articles of clothing include tank tops, cropped tops, shorts and three-quarter length pants, ripped pants, shirts with political slogans, flip flops and open back clogs.
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A New Challenge for Jewish Educators

A New Challenge for Jewish Educators | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
I haven’t been able to get this conversation out of my head since then. What are we teaching our children about our values? Do they think that lying is limited to the political arena, or to those who seek leadership positions? I doubt that. I am afraid that we have taught our children that integrity is for the weak and unambitious.
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Israel honors foreign firefighters for ‘bravery in our time of need’

Israel honors foreign firefighters for ‘bravery in our time of need’ | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
That there were no deaths during last week's wave of fires, says minister, was partly thanks to personnel from abroad who rushed to help
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My Life with Leonard Cohen

My Life with Leonard Cohen | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Friends, but never close, our paths intersected and then diverged, until this past September, when I connected with Leonard for the last time.
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A very revealing and personal piece about Cohen's life journey and return.
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How to Use the Citation Tool in Google Docs

How to use the citation tool found in the Explore function in Google Docs. 

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Has Chabad Quietly Revolutionized the Role of Rebbetzin?

Has Chabad Quietly Revolutionized the Role of Rebbetzin? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Chabad has quietly revolutionized the role of women in leadership.  Chabad rebbetzins may not have the title of rabbi, but in most cases they are involved in, and empowered with, setting the vision of their community and executing the leadership necessary to make it a reality as much as their husbands are.  They design programming, lead meetings, teach, give support at lifecycle events, play very public roles and are often listed as co-directors, equal with their husbands.

At the opening I attended, it was the rebbetzin, not the rabbi, who served as the master of ceremonies.  The rabbi gave a wonderful dvar Torah and speech, but it was the rebbetzin who welcomed hundreds of people, offered expressions of gratitude to the list of dignitaries, gave her own dvar Torah, and charged the community with a vision of where they are going next.

The contemporary Chabad rebbetzin is functioning in a significantly different way than her predecessors and many of her peers in the orthodox world.  And yet, one doesn’t find people questioning her motives, her commitment to halachik norms, or her respect for rabbinic authority.  Her selflessness, mesirus nefesh and boundless love and devotion, with no other agenda regarding women’s roles, seem to insulate her from the usual suspicions and criticisms.
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Sםצק הקרט ןמאקרקדאןמע םנדקרהשאןםמד!
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Chazan Book Makes the Case for a Person-Centered Approach to Israel Education

Chazan Book Makes the Case for a Person-Centered Approach to Israel Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
A new book makes a compelling case and charts the course towards a “person-centered” approach to Israel education. Written by Dr. Barry Chazan, A Philosophy of Israel Education: A Relational Approach aims to assist educators and academics to engage learners in a variety of viewpoints and experiences as they build personal relationships with Israel. The book is available as a no cost ebook.
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A Handy Chart Featuring Some of The Best QR Code Apps and Tools for Teachers

A Handy Chart Featuring Some of The Best QR Code Apps and Tools for Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

If you are planning to use QR codes with your students in class the chart below provides you with some of the best web tools and mobile apps for generating and reading QR codes

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Biblical sheep in Israel for first time in millennia

Biblical sheep in Israel for first time in millennia | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

119 Jacob's sheep, a heritage breed mentioned in Genesis, began arriving last week

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Replace ‘Who is a Jew?’ with ‘Who is a Jew for What?’ - The Israel Democracy Institute

Replace ‘Who is a Jew?’ with ‘Who is a Jew for What?’ - The Israel Democracy Institute | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
So what do the Jews suggest we do? Our study found that they suggest – implicitly – that we change the question. Rather than asking, “Who is a Jew?” the Jews now ought to ask, “Who is a Jew for what purpose.”
What do we mean by that? Cognizant of the impossibility of agreeing on what makes a person “Jewish” for all things, our study participants tended to be pragmatic. Rather than look for any general “definition” of Jewishness, they apply different definitions – or different expectations – to different situations. Rather than trying to reach agreement on an entry bar for Jewishness, they negotiate the feasibility of diverse entry bars for a multiplicity of Jewish connections.
How does this work in reality? Following our study, it is possible to paint with a broad brush a certain hierarchy of Jewish expectations and norms that would apply to different situations. The entry bar for inclusion is low, and the expectation of Jews is that the Jewish community be welcoming to those seeking to participate in Jewish life. But Jews would apply a higher standard of Jewish connectedness to their communal leaders, and even a higher one to their religious leaders. They agree that criteria for The Law of Return could be stricter than the one for membership in a Diaspora Jewish community.
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Show a Welcoming Face to the European Visitors to Limmud Conference

Show a Welcoming Face to the European Visitors to Limmud Conference | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This year, through Yesod (A partnership of RFHE, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and JDC Europe), we are sponsoring seventeen Matara graduates to return to conference and in addition, we are enabling sixteen other communal Jewish professionals to attend Limmud Conference, some of them coming for the first time. Countries represented include: Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czeck Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Sweden.
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Four Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs

Four Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Thankfully there are many excellent options for creating teacher feedback for digital work. In this post we are going to take a look at four specific options. These include tools for: Text feedback Voice feedback Video feedback Handwritten feedback See below for details on each of these options, as well as a slideshow and one-hour training video where each method is demonstrated.

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Divers find unexpected Roman inscription from the eve of Bar-Kochba Revolt

Divers find unexpected Roman inscription from the eve of Bar-Kochba Revolt | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
A statue base from 1,900 years ago found at Dor survived shellfish and seawater, and to the archaeologists' shock, revealed a previously unknown governor of Judea.
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Jim Joseph Foundation announces New Grants

Jim Joseph Foundation announces New Grants | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Jim Joseph Foundation has announced new investments in Jewish teen initiatives and educator training opportunities.
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Israel’s Newest (Pretty) Face

Israel’s Newest (Pretty) Face | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Being crowned Miss Israel (despite showing up to the audition in flats and no makeup) changed Aynaw’s life. She became the first black model to be pictured on Israel’s major billboards, and she became a source of inspiration for black girls and women all over Israel. She founded a community arts education center in Netanya for at-risk youth and met with President Obama, at his request. And in a sign that she has become as Israeli as, well, hummus, she told the students on her campus swing, “After my modeling career ends, I would like to become a member of Knesset.”

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Trump education pick pits Jewish education needs against church-state fears

Trump education pick pits Jewish education needs against church-state fears | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Under Betsy Davos, some Jewish communities hope day schools will get cheaper, while others fear de facto government backing of religion
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Is financial aid for Jewish Day Schools on the way?
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