What positive effects does this kind of debating have on children and youths?

  • It trains their reasoning skills;
  • It helps them overcome shyness and urges them to address an unknown audience;
  • It generates new emotional bonds between people in teams who did not previously know each other;
  • It provides them with acting and communication skills (which are necessary to convince the jury);
  • It gives them a preview of all that can be achieved in life through the spoken word.

Another important outcome of the ITMCC is that the cases chosen for the competitions highlight the incredible relevance that the topics analyzed in the Talmud have for the world today and in the future… independently of religion, culture or nationality.