Our Story: Contextual and Values-Based Study of Tanakh

A meaningful overview of the entire Tanakh that can be utilized as actual content in the classroom and as a broader pedagogic worldview to inform all Tanakh teaching. This course is mandatory for the Tanakh Teaching Certificate Program.

About the Course

It is natural to look at the written works of Tanakh linearly, but this is often misleading for students and teachers.  Various books overlap with one another.  The same prophet can appear in more than one book, a narrative can be repeated in both.  When students learn the books as separate units, the broader picture is often missed. The goal of this course is to provide a meaningful overview that can be utilized as actual content in the classroom and as a broader pedagogic worldview that can inform any Tanakh teaching. Each module will focus on one period of time and its interrelated texts, figures, and watershed events.

This course is mandatory for the Tanakh Teaching Certificate Program. It commences on October 23, 2022, and comprises 10 asynchronous units plus 2 Zoom lessons on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday, January 8 (8:00pm Israel time).

Click here to download the course syllabus.

About the Instructor

Dr. Yosefa (Fogel) Wruble is a Ramit in the Women's Beit Midrash Migdal Oz, a lecturer in Matan Jerusalem's branch and the host of their weekly podcast, One on One. She holds a doctorate in Bible from Bar-Ilan University, a master’s degree in Bible from Bar-Ilan University, a BA in Literature and Judaic Studies from Yeshiva University, and a teaching degree from Herzog College. She is also a Nishmat-certified Yoetzet Halacha and kallah teacher. <br /> <br />

Course features

Audience : Junior & High School teachers, grades 5 – 12
Course Structure : 12 asynchronous lessons, commencing Fall 5783
Language : English
Accreditation : 3 course credits
Course fee : $75

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