A Study Text Based on the Midrash Maaseh Avraham Avinu
A Faithful Heart takes the reader on a spiritual journey into the fascinating text Maaseh Avraham Avinu, a compilation of the midrashic sources about Abraham, the first acknowledged Jew. Providing his own translation and commentary, Rabbi Levy has assembled an excellent midrashic study of Abraham's character that will offer the opportunity to examine the themes related to the High Holy Days, such as teshuvah, belief in God, the efficacy of prayer, and making ethical choices.
Excellent texts for s'lichot study
Hebrew and English translations included
Related thematic gleanings, mini-essays, and a complete glossary
Whether the High Holy Days are early or late this year won"t matter. By reading A Faithful Heart you will be on time.
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.