To learn about the Aleph Rabbinic Program, click through HERE to go to Aleph's Website and select the Rabbinic Program.
These cards may be used individually or in groups. For recommendations on their usage, see below.
At first glance, the cards appear quite busy and they are -- that is because they are intended to be useful for many levels of study.
What's on them: A Hebrew quote from the named Parsha, that quote transliterated and translated by me. The quote is also referenced with Chapter and verse. There is artwork and a meditation thought that grows from that quote. The Parsha name and Torah Sefer are shown on each card. Each Parsha has eight numbered cards (7 cards plus a 'maftir' card for groups wishing to use them as part of a Torah service). The S'fira for each Parsha (as delineated by Rabbi David Wolfe-Blank (z'l)) are also shown both verbally and with a pictoral representation. The Hebrew shown has full pointing and Troph.
The backs of all of the cards in any Sefer are the same -- this is to facilitate group use by preventing pre-selection. To see backs, click HERE.
A master card is included with each Sefer that has the brakhot(blessings) for studying Torah or for being called to read a part of the Parsha. Additional copies of this card are available.
Group use: Place cards face down (or similar arrangement) and allow individuals to select a card. After a period of study, break the group into smaller subgroups (2-3 appears to work best). Kavanot sheets are supplied with each Parsha to explain unique concepts, etc -- these may be read or copied and given to participants. An alternative would be to select the groups and have the group select one card or place the cards face up on a table and have groups form up on the card that attracts them. Other configurations are also quite feasible -- be creative.
Personal use: Select a card a day and two on Shabbat. Feel free to select them in order or at random for different effects. Read the card and carry it with you so that you may refer to it during the day (that is why they are this size). Different things will standout at different times.
PLEASE READ: Special thanks to Linda Berry and Pnina Unger for editing and proofing these texts/cards -- and for some very insightful discussions that ensued. Any remaining mistakes are my own.