TorahTutors at a (Virtual) Homeschool Conference

TorahTutors was pleased to be a silver sponsor of the 2020 Torah Home Education conference this past Sunday. Jewish homeschooling has long been popular with many families, and the option is seeing increased interest because of the uncertainties surrounding school reopenings during the Covid-19 pandemic. TorahTutors has the tools to provide valuable support to families…

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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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