Professional Development Resources: Holidays

UJA Israel Independence Day Haggadah

Based on a text composed by Shlomo Goren, Chief Rabbi of Israel with Forward by Joseph H. Lookstein, Chairman, Rabbinic Cabinet, United Jewish Appeal,... Read more

Readings for a Yom Ha’atzmaut Seuda

This article is collection of readings in Hebrew that are appropriate to be read during a Yom Ha’atzmaut Seuda. To read the article, click... Read more

The Educational Pedagogy of the Four Sons

This article employs various models to compare different analyses of “The Four Sons”. The learning models are analyzed and compared with respect to the... Read more

Tu B’Shvat Resources

Here is a short list of Tu B’shvat activities for Jewish schools and educational frameworks. Send us your comments, suggestions and experiences with the... Read more

Rosh Hodesh – The Women’s Holiday

This article explores the role of women and the view of Rosh Chodesh as a women’s holiday. To read the article, click here. Read more

Sukkot Resources

Sukkot Resource Sheet for Teachers Background Information: What: Sukkot is a seven day Jewish holiday. It is one of the three major holidays in... Read more

Rabbi Mordechai Breuer and Modern Orthodox Biblical Commentary- Study of Tanakh

This article originally appeared in Tradition, vol. 33, 3, 1999, pp. 6 ff. Appears here with permission. Although Tanakh is the word of God,... Read more

Addition to the Hagaddah shel Pesach by David Mescheloff

Click here to see related source: http://www.lookstein.org/resource/hagada1.pdf Several years ago, at a Shabbat retreat in Jerusalem of the Bar-Ilan Talmud Department, I presented an addition... Read more

The Four Children

The Seder provides a model for intergenerational storytelling. In this selection from “The Family Participation Haggadah: A Different Night”, Noam Zion shares artistic interpretations... Read more

“Many Thoughts in the Heart of Man . . .”: Irony and Theology in the Book of Esther

This article originally appeared in Tradition, 31 (4), Winter 1997. Appears here with permission. Hardly a single recent piece on the Book of Esther... Read more
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