The Rosh Hashanah liturgy was written to help us get into the spirit of the day. In this scavenger hunt, we travel through the Rosh Hashanah Machzor (prayer book) discovering the original sources of the text in order to understand the message of the day.
Essential Question: How do the megillot connect to the holidays on which they are read?
Students will be able to locate the five megillot in the Jewish library.
Students will be able to identify when each megillah is read throughout the year.
Students will be able to express the motif of the megillah through illustrations.
Big Idea: Lighting the Chanukiya is one of the major mitzvot of Chanukah which is discussed in detail in the Talmud Shabbat and Mishneh Torah: Scroll of Esther and Chanukah. Studying these two texts teaches the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the mitzvah.
Students will be able to research the details of the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiya on Chanukah.
Students will be able to teach others about the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiya.
Students will be able to navigate Sefaria to find texts related to their subject.