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Purification Offering in the Priestly Literature: Its Meaning and Function

This academic work focuses on the concepts of atonement and sacrifice, using texts from the Pentateuch. Kiuchi looks at the differences between purification rites and those used for expiation. He discusses the Hebrew word, hattat, to discover if it is used mainly in instances of purification or atonement. A variety of interpretations are used to gain a fuller context of the source material.

In the Beginning: Bible Studies in Genesis

This concise commentary on the first book of the Bible is intended to strengthen faith in the inspired word of God, rather than the wisdom of man.

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER TWO: THE CREATION OF MAN

CHAPTER THREE: THE FALL

CHAPTER FOUR: THE FLOOD

CHAPTER FIVE: THE SCATTERING AT BABEL

CHAPTER SIX: THE CALL OF ABRAM

CHAPTER SEVEN: ABRAHAM OFFERS UP ISAAC

CHAPTER EIGHT: JACOB AND ESAU

CHAPTER NINE: JACOB AND THE HOUSE OF GOD

CHAPTER TEN: JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS

CHAPTER ELEVEN: ISRAEL IN EGYPT

CHAPTER TWELVE: CONCLUSION

Teaching Torah: Beresheet

A summary of the parsha, which includes the creation of the world, through the stories of Adma and Eve and Cain and Abel. The 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. Student Resources

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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Against Apion

For our forefathers did not only appoint the best of these priests, and those that attended upon the....

Hebrew Heroes; A Tale Founded On Jewish History

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

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