Author Archives: Shalom Z. Berger

Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, Ed.D. is Director of E*Communities at the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education where he moderates the Lookjed list. He also serves as Senior Content Editor for the Koren Talmud Bavli. He is currently developing a Flipped Classroom Teacher's Guide for that work.

Can Educators Ride the Mercava Into the Future?

by Shalom Z. Berger Who is greater? A well-read scholar (“Sinai”) – or he who uproots mountains (“Oker Harim”) – the keen dialectician? A well-read scholar is greater, for all need the owner of the wheat. This paraphrase of a well-known Gemara in Horayot (14a) comes to mind when discussing the Mercava project. This new educational tool, promoted via YouTube, ...

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