Professional Development Resources: Jewish history

Jewish Geneology Resources

The following resources are offered by the JDC Archives, which holds the institutional records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The JDC... Read more

Perspectives on the Avot and Imahot

Ed’s Note: The following is an approach to the question of how to present Biblical figures to our students: As larger than life or as very human. Ten Da’at invites additional perspectives and approaches.   The Ramban in his commentary on the Torah has repeatedly articulated the dictum “maaseh avot siman l’vanim”.  The footsteps of our Avot and Imahot are... Read more

A Study of the Teaching of Jewish History in Modern Orthodox Yeshivah High Schools

This article originally appeared in Jewish Education 54:4 (Winter 1986), p.27-38. Reprinted here with permission. This essay discusses the major findings of a study... Read more

Islam, Christianity and Avodah Zarah

This resource presents Jewish sources for Islam, Christianity and Avodah Zarah. To access the resource, click here. Read more

Recognizing Greatness in Non-Jews: The Passing of Nelson Mandela

This article discusses the category of Hasidei Umot Haolam, with a focus on the achievements of Nelson Mandela. To read the article, click here. Read more

Kristallnacht Resources

Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, was a series of government-sanctioned attacks against the Jews of Germany and Austria on November 9-10, 1938.... Read more

History of Jewish Education from 515 BCE to 220 CE

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Yom Hashoah Readings and Prayers 2003

A collection of readings and prayers for Yom Hashoah, compiled by Cantor Allen Leider for Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA. Click here. Read more

Yom Hashoah Readings and Prayers 2004

A collection of readings and prayers for Yom Hashoah, compiled by Cantor Allen Leider for Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA. Click here. Read more

Tazriah-M’Tzorah: A Disease of the Soul

This article discusses two Sidrot that have sparked debate surrounding issues of symbolic purity and impurity. To read the article, click here. Read more
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