A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit About Ramban and Fortunetelling

A TorahTutors student learning Parshat Shoftim explored the conflicting views of Rambam and Ramban regarding the prohibition of various forms of sorcery and fortunetelling. As a fan of Rick Riordan who had recently read a series of his that emphasized the importance of oracles, she related particularly to Ramban’s portrayal of understandable human interest in…

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A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit of Thought: Kashrut Brainstorm

As one of few observant Jews in her school, a young TorahTutors student felt overwhelmed trying to explain her family’s dietary restrictions and asked to learn about kashrut. Her online tutor opened the topic with a brainstorming session, using WebEx’s file sharing and annotation tools to encourage independent thought and prepare to explore texts together.…

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