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A set of source sheets examining aspects of the Jewish holidays.
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Esther: An 8-Act Story
Looking at the Purim story from Esther's perspective, along with some videos.
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How to Get Meaning from the Shofar
Not PublishedDavid Schwartz70 ViewsMay 17, 2024
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The Story of Matzah
Not PublishedDavid Schwartz97 ViewsApril 16, 2024
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The Origin of Chanukah Customs
An explanation of the customs of Dreidels, gelt, presents, the story, latkes, sufganiyot, candles, and “Maoz Tzur”.
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When is Shavuot?
This sheet looks at how Shavuot’s date was determined and how it got connected to the giving of the Torah
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What’s the Date of Shavuot?
This sheet looks at how Shavuot’s date was determined and how it got connected to the giving of the Torah
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Haftarah Machar Chodesh: A 3-Act Story
A set of questions to think more deeply about Haftarah Machar Chodesh, plus a Readers’ Theatre version.
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Should We Eat Machine-Made Matzah?
An examination of the controversy over machine-made matzah, styled as a trial, with primary and secondary sources provided.
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Al Hanisim
A sheet about the Chanukah prayer “Al Hanisim”, along with 5 explanations for why we celebrate for 8 days and light lights. Musical samples are included.
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Grog and Groggers: The Origin of Purim Customs
The origins of Hamantaschen, Groggers, Costumes, Shpiels, “Chag Purim”, Drinking, Seudah, Megillah, Matanot LeEvyonim, and Mishloach Manot
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