Finally, a Pirkei Avot textbook for 6th and 7th grade students!
Organized thematically, this text by noted educator and author Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz provides students the opportunity to study a selection of essential rabbinic texts.
The Hebrew of all texts is included with wonderful translations to encourage full student participation. The methodology stresses a cooperative chevruta learning style.
A Bridge to Tradition looks at the Pirkei Avot text with three questions in mind:
What are the character traits that help define who we are as individuals?
What are the ways we can interact positively with others?
What are our responsibilities to improve the world?
This approach helps students navigate the complicated journey of Jewish character development. In addition, they will learn the important task of asking questions of the text. With a complete copy of the text of Pirkei Avot and a glossary included, and an accompanying teacher's guide available, this title is a new and indispensable addition to your curriculum.
Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (Revised Edition)
This definitive guide for Reform Jewish practice leads the reader to an understanding of the whole of Jewish life -- from blessing to b'nei mitzvah, Havdalah to haftarah, and tikkun olam to Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The revised edition features an index, cross-references to Mishkan T'filah, and new sections exploring the impact of changes in the movement and the world at large over the last decade, including same-sex marriage, conversion, bioethics, and justification of war. Jewish Living is an ideal gift for b'nei mitzvah, confirmation, and graduation, and deserves pride of place on the bookshelf of every Reform Jewish library, classroom, office, and home.
What's for dinner tonight? Artist, author, and cook Lisa Rauchwerger serves up mouthwatering meals and memories in her delightful cookbook. Using the Jewish calendar as a framework, both parent and child can cook up tasty treats all year long.
An engaging, full-color introduction to the Jewish calendar. This is the perfect text about the Jewish holiday cycle for students in the intermediate grades. Each chapter examines the history and practice of a holiday or festival, including relevant mitzvot (commandments) and minhagim (regionally-based traditions); Hebrew and English blessings; biblical and rabbinic texts; related rituals, foods, and symbols; and rabbinic stories and legends. More than 100 photographs and illustrations bring history and the holidays to life. Chapters include: Shabbat * Rosh Hashanah * Yom Kippur * Sukot * Simchat Torah * Chanukah * Purim * Pesach * Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) * Shavuot * Tishah Be'av.