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Judges, The Wild West Of The Bible: Volume 2 (Firelight Bible Studies)

Howdy! It's time to saddle up for a ride through some of the most rough and tumble portions of scripture; the book of Judges. Judges is a critical bridge in the Biblical narrative, taking us from the early pioneers as they ride into the land to the wars with natives. Throughout Judges, God raised up a series of bold sheriffs who would deliver an old west style of justice. Judges, The Wild West Of The Bible, is an energetic guided tour to one of the most exciting books of the Bible. Come ride with me as we meet some real heroes in history, and some of the cruelest villains ever to walk the face of planet earth. Judges is both fun, and difficult. This is one book it's good to have someone saddled up beside you to show you the lay of the land. The horses are ready, your gear is packed, I got you a canteen and some jerky. Let's get riding, partner. And bring a six-shooter, there's some badlands ahead. This guided tour, written an energetic flare, will address some issues Believers wrestle with today, such as: 1. Can I trust and love a God who ordered the Hebrews to kill all the people in the land? 2. Did Jephthah sacrifice his own daughter? Is God good with that? Would God ask the same of us? 3. Can God heal the pain of a broken family? 4. Is there a way back to God after I've messed up big time? 5. If I believe, why do I doubt? Also, Judges contains the best chapter devoted almost completely to raising Godly children. Saddle up.

Ethics and the Jewish Teacher

A discussion on the nexus of Jewish education and Jewish ethics, with special focus on the values of tzedakah, k'lal Yisrael, personal and business ethics, and reaching the disabled.

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Teaching Torah: V’zot Habrach

The final parsha of the five books of Moses, this text includes Moses' last words to his people and the elevation of Joshua as the next leader. This chapter also includes an analysis of the text, suggestions on how to personalize it, and even a related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project idea.

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Teaching Torah: Balak

The story of Balak, the King of Moab who sends the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites. Yet, after a chat with his donkey who suddenly has the power of speech, Baalam chooses to bless them instead. This chapter also includes an in depth analysis of the text, suggestions on how to personalize it and related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Reciting the “Shema”

A description of the mitzvah of reciting the shma, it's meaning, laws and symbolism. Lists of activites to help students connect to the mitzvah are suggested for students at each age level (primary, intermediate, secondary) as well as for group teaching of mixed ages. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Multiple Intelligences

An examination of the multiple intelligences students exhibit including verbal, musical, logical, etc. Suggested techniques for teaching Jewish subjects to each student's strength are included.

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Teaching Torah:Mikaytz

The story of Joseph in Egypt, from his imprisonment through his elevation to ruler, and reunion with his brothers and family. This chapter also includes in-depth analysis and insights into the text, suggestions on how to personalize it as well as related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Tzedakah

A description of the mitzvah of tzedakah. Lists of activites, like making Shabbat challah covers for nursing home residents, are provided that will help students connect to the mitzvah. There are activities for each age level: primary, intermediate, and secondary, as well as for teaching family groups. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Being Kind to Animals

A summary of the sources and meaning of the value of Tza'ar Ba'alay Chayim. Activities for every age group, like visiting a zoo and evaluating the care of the animals there, are included. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Beyond Apples and Honey: The Editor’s Soapbox

A call to action that outlines the importance of updating Jewish teaching techniques so that they are more effective in giving students enduring understandings of core Jewish values and issues.

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Enriching Instruction with Music

Suggestions for how to integrate song into the classroom that enhances a Jewish curriculum and helps teach Jewish subjects.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Honoring the Elderly

A discussion on the value of honoring our elders. Lists of activities for every age group, like creating a collage about ageism, are included. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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King Uzziah: A Study of An Arrogant and Unrepentant King: What We Must Learn From the King Who Lost It All (Transformational Bible Studies)

For most of his life, King Uzziah lived an admirable life shining with dedication to God. Shockingly, toward the end of his life he became rebellious and defiant, thus inviting upon himself God's great wrath. In spite of his great punishment, Uzziah remained unrepentant and did not seek God's mercy, which may have made him guilty of the unpardonable sin. This Bible study analyzes Uzziah's great fall in detail and attempts to glean from it critical lessons all believers must never forget, so as to never follow Uzziah's tragic example, and thus inherit eternal life.

Michael Caputo

Minister since 1985.

Author of the award-winning, God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds (Now, We Believe in God...).

God's Meeting Place: Horeb

This book is a devotional basis upon the Mountain Horeb. It is designed to explore the principles and lessons learned from Horeb

Against Apion

The Makers and Teachers of Judaism, From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Death of Herod the Great

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