“Talmud La-Talmid” for Masekhet Brakhot is a companion workbook for the Talmud student. It provides additional sources and guiding questions for students. The syllabus focuses on many of the most relevant topics throughout the Masekhet, focusing on in depth analysis through the study of the Talmud with central insights of the Rishonim, Achronim and Poskim. This workbook also includes video links (QR codes) to videos that elucidate the sections of the Talmud in order to further assist students. This organized, user-friendly workbook can transform a Talmud class into a much clearer and enjoyable learning experience. This edition is designed for an advanced upper-grade high school class that is studying Talmud for about one hour a day.
Rabbi Schiowitz is a Talmid Chacham who has marshalled his formidable talent in learning and his unique ability to relate to all types of high-school students to create a beautiful curricular resource for high-school gemara classes… Rabbi Schiowitz has done much of the hard work of selecting sugyot in each Masechta that are most relevant to the students, most teachable, and will impart yediot, analytical skills, and philosophical knowledge. He has also gathered the actual primary sources into one location for easy study. His years of experience with high-school students have clearly served him well in choosing material that is exciting, engaging, and age appropriate. This sefer/curriculum is a valuable addition to the field of high-school gemara instruction.
-Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky, Menahel, Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys
Rabbi Schiowitz continues to be a highly valued and esteemed mentor to many, and this publication embodies both his expertise and boundless energy in the pursuit of Jewish education.
-Rabbi Shlomo Stochel, Associate Dean, Ramaz Upper School
In short, Rabbi Schiowitz’s materials are an invaluable tool for teachers of high school Gemara shiurim.
– Rabbi Eli Ciner, Associate Principal, The Frisch School
About the author:
Rabbi Schiowitz is rabbi of Congregation Shaare Tefillah of Teaneck and is Chair of the Talmud Department at the Ramaz Upper School. He also manages the www.hschinuch.org library of curricular resources for high school Judaic Studies education.
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