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AlHaTorah.org - Re-envisioning the Way Torah Can Be Studied and Taught
2013   |   Type: Abstract

Source: AlHaTorah.org

 

AlHaTorah.org is a one-stop Tanakh study resource, providing the tools, techniques and technology to make Torah come alive in the home, classroom and synagogue. It mines 2,500 years of Biblical interpretation to offer the user a rich, multi-dimensional learning experience. It has begun by providing rich resources for the Book of Shmot.

 

AlHaTorah.org's wide array of lenses and modes of analysis helps the learner appreciate the breadth and depth of the Biblical text and its commentaries. By employing everything from Ancient Near Eastern documents to medieval commentaries to modern art and literature, the text of Torah is brought to life.

 

The dawning of the new age of the electronic book has enabled the reimagining of how knowledge can be organized, personalized, interconnected, and continuously expanded. With its tree structured, customizable, ever editable and expandable, hyperlinked, and audio-visually integrated commentary, AlHaTorah.org begins to capture and realize some of this incredible potential.

 

The reader explores a vast spectrum of commentaries, ranging from the Second Temple period to modern times, all presented in their historical and exegetical contexts. Biblical study becomes a way of reconnecting with the plurality of cultural riches of the thousands of years of our history.

 

A good teacher never has nearly enough time to prepare for their classes. The wealth of distilled information, sources, and visual aids on this site will be invaluable in saving countless hours of time, in making material available which otherwise would be inaccessible, and in helping to sculpt better structured classes.

 

Through Shabbat table discussion topics and puzzles for both children and adults, AlHaTorah.org piques one's curiosity and leads one step by step down the path to deeper exploration of the Torah topics. The family Shabbat table experience will be greatly enhanced.

 

Founders

  • AlHaTorah.org was founded by Rabbi Hillel & Neima Novetsky and their children, Yonatan, Aviva, Ariella and Yehuda. They are currently assembling a team to develop the project.
  • The site's design and interface is the work of Yonatan Novetsky.
  • To learn more about participating in this project, please contact alhatorah@alhatorah.org.
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