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Joel M. Hoffman
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On-Line And Print Resources
Follow-Up from Moreh L'Morim 2012

History of Hebrew
In The Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language - Dr. Hoffman's book about the history of Hebrew, expanding on all of the material he presented Sunday morning.
Handouts from Hebrew Intensive

Bible Translation
"God Didn't Say That" - Dr. Hoffman's Bible translation blog, including a discussion forum and space for asking questions.
"Interpreting Language," - Dr. Hoffman's TEDx presentation, offering a synopsis of the material from his Tuesday afternoon class.
And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning - Dr. Hoffman's book about Bible translation, expanding on everything he introduced Tuesday afternoon.
"Thou Shalt Not Covet?" - A short "Exploring the Bible" video about what the Hebrew chamad means in the Ten Commandments.

Balancing Curriculum and Ambiance ("Supporing Hebrew Education" Intensive)

"Why I Allow Cell Phones in my Classes" - on the pros and cons of letting students use cell phones in class, including research on the effects of multitasking.
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely. Chapter 3 covers how charging even one cent can influence people negatively.
Free: How Today's Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing, by Chris Anderson - more about about how charging for something can backfire.

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