Religion & Spirituality Judaism Books

Should I Convert to Judaism?

This book guides readers who are considering joining the Jewish people. The book describes the variety of reasons why people convert, a plan for how to think about conversion, a way to think about God in the Jewish tradition, a step-by-step description of the conversion process, and an extended list of further resources. There are stories of converts throughout the book.

Teaching Torah:Mikaytz

The story of Joseph in Egypt, from his imprisonment through his elevation to ruler, and reunion with his brothers and family. This chapter also includes in-depth analysis and insights into the text, suggestions on how to personalize it as well as related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Reciting the “Shema”

A description of the mitzvah of reciting the shma, it's meaning, laws and symbolism. Lists of activites to help students connect to the mitzvah are suggested for students at each age level (primary, intermediate, secondary) as well as for group teaching of mixed ages. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Teaching Torah: V’zot Habrach

The final parsha of the five books of Moses, this text includes Moses' last words to his people and the elevation of Joshua as the next leader. This chapter also includes an analysis of the text, suggestions on how to personalize it, and even a related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project idea.

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Teaching Torah: Balak

The story of Balak, the King of Moab who sends the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites. Yet, after a chat with his donkey who suddenly has the power of speech, Baalam chooses to bless them instead. This chapter also includes an in depth analysis of the text, suggestions on how to personalize it and related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas.

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Multiple Intelligences

An examination of the multiple intelligences students exhibit including verbal, musical, logical, etc. Suggested techniques for teaching Jewish subjects to each student's strength are included.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Tzedakah

A description of the mitzvah of tzedakah. Lists of activites, like making Shabbat challah covers for nursing home residents, are provided that will help students connect to the mitzvah. There are activities for each age level: primary, intermediate, and secondary, as well as for teaching family groups. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Being Kind to Animals

A summary of the sources and meaning of the value of Tza'ar Ba'alay Chayim. Activities for every age group, like visiting a zoo and evaluating the care of the animals there, are included. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Ethics and the Jewish Teacher

A discussion on the nexus of Jewish education and Jewish ethics, with special focus on the values of tzedakah, k'lal Yisrael, personal and business ethics, and reaching the disabled.

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Teaching Mitzvot: Honoring the Elderly

A discussion on the value of honoring our elders. Lists of activities for every age group, like creating a collage about ageism, are included. Additional resources for more in depth study are included for both teachers and students.

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Beyond Apples and Honey: The Editor’s Soapbox

A call to action that outlines the importance of updating Jewish teaching techniques so that they are more effective in giving students enduring understandings of core Jewish values and issues.

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Enriching Instruction with Music

Suggestions for how to integrate song into the classroom that enhances a Jewish curriculum and helps teach Jewish subjects.

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Against Apion

The Makers and Teachers of Judaism, From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Death of Herod the Great

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Steadfast In Honor the Gist - Bible Torah

I have talked to people all over about reading the Bible; but many of them would respond, "I've tried to read the Bible; but, ya know, I just can't understand it. All I get from it is partial truths and double-talk. Maybe you can understand it; but I'll just read the paper, at least I can understand that."

So, in obedience to God we, the group at Bread of Life International Ministries, took on this enormously long project of writing this GIST-BIBLE. What a GIST-BIBLE is, is a "what it's talking about"-Bible. What the BOLIM (Bread of Life International Ministries) group have done is we have read from many versions of the Bible, prayed about what we read, talk to seasoned ministers, read again, prayed and listen to the Holy Spirit and wrote what He said down in our own words.