Galilee Diary: Reflections on Daily Life in Israel
For most American Jews, Israel is only seen through the lens of the political debate, the impressions of the news report, or the windows of a tour bus. Begun as a weekly online essay in response to the Second Intifada in 2000, Galilee Diary goes beyond the headlines to provide an insider’s view of the rich and complex reality that is Israel. First time readers and longtime fans of the series will enjoy this multidimensional look at Israel, which includes revised and updated highlights from the popular online series.
2. Staying Put
3. Crossing the Border
4. Justice, Justice
5. Zionism, Straight Up
7. The View from Here
8. Remembering and Forgetting
9. Teaching Israel
II. The Cycle of the Jewish Year
11. Days of Awe: Yom Kippur
12. The Smell of the Etrog: Sukkot
13. Season’s Greetings: Chanukah
14. Mother Earth: Tu BiSh’vat
15. Purim Reflections
16. Pesach: Leaving the Desert Behind
17. Memory: Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron
18. Tishah B’Av
III. Reflections on Community
19. Community and State
21. Which Way to Utopia?
22. Community and Obligation
23. Freedom of Association
24. Locked Out—Or Locked In?
25. City and Country
IV. Jewish State, Jewish People
26. Oedipus and Orthodoxy
27. Two Wagons on a Narrow Bridge
28. Stereotypes and Hypocrisy
29. Reforming Israel
32. The Cyprus Solution
33. Joining the Club
34. Not What We Had in Mind
35. The Price of Statehood
V. Arab and Jew
37. Toward Democracy
38. Clear Title
39. Land and Memory
40. Local Politics
41. Local Drama
42. Separate But Equal?
43. Myths and Facts
44. Names and Memory
45. Abraham’s Children
VI. Flora of Israel
47. Hyssop Season
48. Seven Species I—Barley
49. Seven Species II—Wheat
50. Seven Species III—Grapes
51. Seven Species IV—Figs
52. Seven Species V—Pomegranates
53. Seven Species VI—Olives
54. Seven Species VII—Dates
55. Sabra Dreams
56. Beautiful Trees
VII. Israeli Culture
57. Present Arms!
58. The Home Team
59. Dig We Must
60. ...And a Happy New Year
62. Play It Again... Naomi Shemer
63. Comfort Food
66. Dust to Dust
VIII. The Land Itself
69. Rabbi Yose’s Silence
70. A Fault Line Runs Through It
71. The Center of the World
72. On the Road
74. Country Mouse
76. Mitzpeh Ramon
For most American Jews, Israel is only seen through the lens of the
political debate, the impressions of the news report, or the windows of a
tour bus. Begun as a weekly online essay in response to the Second
Intifada in 2000, Galilee Diary goes beyond the headlines to provide an
insider’s view of the rich and complex reality that is Israel. First
time readers and longtime fans of the series will enjoy this
multidimensional look at Israel, which includes revised and updated
highlights from the popular online series.
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The Haftarah Commentary is a comprehensive new translation of the weekly selections from the Prophets and Writings, complete with meticulously cantillated Hebrew text, commentary and translations, essays, gleanings from sources modern and ancient, notes, glossary, bibliography, and additional selections for use as alternatives to the traditional haftarot. To insure the accuracy and accessibility of the new volume, consulting editor S. David Sperling, a professor of Hebrew at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, reviewed the entire text and commentary.
Look what they're saying about The Haftarah Commentary:
"Eminently useful."--Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.
Heads and Tales: Stories of the Sages to Enlighten Our Minds
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg's new book Heads and Tales: Stories from the Sages to Enlighten our Minds brings age-old tales to life once more. Designed as an introduction to the art of reading rabbinic literature, Heads and Tales opens the door to the creative genius of the rabbis of long ago.
Using this carefully selected collection of stories, Heads and Tales will help instill a love of Jewish stories, while also helping students gain the skills needed to be critical readers of these traditional stories. In addition, these stories demonstrate that the issues that concerned our ancestors in past generations are similar or are the same as those that concern us today. The tales found in the book, while they may have been written in years gone by, remain most relevant.
Perfect introduction to traditional text study
Texts provided in both Hebrew and English
Discussion questions included
Insightful commentary on each story
Well-suited for high school or adult education classes