Professional Development Resources: Jewish history

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

The Noach Typologies

This article examines the Torah’s two portraits of Noach. To read, click here. Read more

Parashat Vayera: Avraham Pleads the Cause

This article discusses Parashat Vayera, with a focus on the relationship between God and Avraham. To read the article, click here. Read more

Yom HaShoah Resources

Below find a list of Yom HaShoah/Holocaust teaching materials. If you have Yom Ha’Shoah material you would like to contribute, please click here. Ancient... Read more

Bibliography- Jewish Women

Recommended Titles – Books about Jewish Women Abbreviation Guide F — Fiction NF — Non-fiction ESR — Elementary school reader MSR — Middle school... Read more

The Study of Jewish History in the Jewish Day School

The Study of Jewish History in the Jewish Day School By: Jon Bloomberg This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, 6, 1, 1992, pp.... Read more

Active Learning in the Teaching of History in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Translated from the Hebrew by Moshe Sokolow, with an introduction by Jon Bloomberg. Reprinted (original 1989) by The Lookstein Center with permission, 2006. To... Read more

Karaites In The Classroom: On the Use of Group Role-Playing in the Teaching of Jewish History

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, Heshvan 5751, pp. 15-16. Appears here with premission. One of the important subjects for study in 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
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