Religion & Spirituality Judaism Books

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 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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