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Title Sacred texts, modern questions : connecting ethics and history through a Jewish lens.

Publication Info. Brookline, MA : Facing History and Ourselves, [2012]
©2012

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Description 1 online resource (177 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; INTRODUCTION; Unit 1: Identity from a Jewish Perspective; LESSON 1: WHO AM I? A BIBLICAL ECHO OF A MODERN QUESTION; Readings 1.1-1.3; LESSON 2: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A JEW IN TODAY'S WORLD?; Readings 1.4-1.9; LESSON 3: "US" AND "THEM"; Readings 1.10-1.11; Unit 2: Membership: What Do We Do With the Stranger?; LESSON 1: WHAT DO WE DO WITH A DIFFERENCE?; Readings 2.1-2.3; LESSON 2: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON AREYVUT; Readings 2.4-2.6; LESSON 3: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON UNIVERSE OF OBLIGATION; Readings 2.7-2.9; Unit 3: Conscience and Courage in the Face of Authority.
LESSON 1: MORAL COURAGE IN PHARAOH'S EGYPTReadings 3.1-3.4; LESSON 2: THE PUSH TO CONFORM AND THE PULL OF CONSCIENCE IN HITLER'S EUROPE; Readings 3.5-3.9; Unit 4: To Be a Jew in a Time of Genocide; LESSON 1: TERROR AND MORAL COURAGE IN THE "HEART OF DARKNESS"; Readings 4.1-4.4; LESSON 2: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM THE KOVNO GHETTO; Readings 4.5-4.11; Unit 5: Zachor and Tikkun (Memory and Repair); LESSON 1: CONFRONTING THE HOLOCAUST; Images 5.1-5.5, Readings 5.1-5.2; LESSON 2: BEYOND MEMORY; Readings 5.3-5.7; LESSON 3: CHOOSING TO PARTICIPATE; Reading 5.8; Appendix: Teaching Strategies.
TABLE OF CONTENTSANALYZING TEXTS; IDENTITY CHARTS; JOURNALS IN THE FACING HISTORY CLASSROOM; BIG PAPER; FISHBOWL; GALLERY WALK; JIGSAW; THINK, PAIR, SHARE; Appendix: Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; K; M; O; P; S; T; Y; Z; Credits.
Summary Sacred Texts, Modern Questions: Connecting Ethics and History Through a Jewish Lens is a resource designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting. This five unit collection of lessons explores sacred texts of the past and the questions that shape our present. It makes connections between instances of moral courage in Pharaoh's Egypt, struggles of conscience and faith in Hitler's Europe, and readings from today's influential thinkers. Our goal is to integrate original Facing History resources with biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish sources. With more than 30 readings, pages of.
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Subject Jewish ethics -- History.
Jews -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Ourselves, Facing History and. Sacred Texts, Modern Questions : Connecting Ethics and History Through a Jewish Lens. New York : Facing History and Ourselves, ©2013
ISBN 0983787093 (e-book)
9780983787099 (electronic bk.)