Did Someone from Artscroll Study at the Conservative Yeshiva?
There are a number of additional posts about the upcoming Artscroll Talmud app. Rabbi Jason Miller gives some more info on the programming behind the app, and Shai Secunda writes about an opportunity that may be missed.
One thing that did catch my eye was the “color-coding” option. This is described at 4:30-4:55 in the video above, although I don’t agree that it is only for beginning students or parents helping their children with their homework. What struck me about this new feature is that this is exactly how students how students have been learning at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem for over fifteen years. The following is from a shirt that the Yeshiva printed some years ago (the text is Purim Talmud).
This approach can also be found in Arran Moshe Cohen’s book Untangling the Knot: A Guide to Learning Gemara. I’m happy to see that Artscroll has realized the importance of having learners of Gemara identify the different layers and sources found in the Gemara and that visual aids have an important role in this process.