The Wisdom of Judaism Teacher's Guide: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud

The Wisdom of Judaism Teacher's Guide: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud

by Dov Peretz Elkins
     
 

Insights, Ideas and Thoughtful Questions for Discussing with Students the Essential Core of Judaism—the Talmud. A step-by-step guide to creative use of The Wisdom of Judaism: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud in the classroom. Each lesson includes: • An opening hook to grab students' attention • Intriguing discussion questions to

Overview

Insights, Ideas and Thoughtful Questions for Discussing with Students the Essential Core of Judaism—the Talmud. A step-by-step guide to creative use of The Wisdom of Judaism: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud in the classroom. Each lesson includes: • An opening hook to grab students' attention • Intriguing discussion questions to guide students in a personal exploration of the Talmud • Opportunities for students to engage the text This comprehensive teaching tool will help you guide each student to a deeper understanding of the Talmud and its eternal wisdom. Discover the Talmud and its universal values for all people. While the Hebrew Bible is the cornerstone of Judaism, it is the Talmud that provides many central values for living. The Talmud sets out specific guidelines and lyrical admonitions regarding many of life’s ordinary events, and offers profound words of advice for life’s most intractable dilemmas. This accessible introduction to the Talmud explores the essence of Judaism through reflections on the words of the rabbinic sages, from one of American Judaism’s foremost teachers and writers, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins. Dr. Elkins provides fresh insight into ancient aphorisms and shows you how they can be applied to your life today. Topics include: Kindness through Giving, Welcoming and Sharing Human Relationships Personal Values Family Values Teaching and Learning Life’s Puzzles Enlightening and inspiring, the values of the Talmud can be appreciated not just by Jews, but by anyone seeking a greater understanding of life and its mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580233507
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Pages:
18
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, award-winning anthologist, lecturer, educator and author, is coeditor of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul. Widely published in the Jewish and general press, he is author of The Wisdom of Judaism: An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud (Jewish Lights), and is editor of Yom Kippur Readings: Inspiration, Information and Contemplation; Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information and Contemplation; and Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth: Inspiring Tales to Nourish the Heart and Soul (all Jewish Lights). He is rabbi emeritus of The Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey, and a former member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Council for Jewish Education. Visit his websites—www.wisdomofjudaism.org and www.eco-judaism.org—for more information.

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins is available to speak on the following topics:

  • A Taste of Eco-Judaism
  • Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul
  • Shabbat: A Day for the Rest of Your Life
  • Hasidic Wisdom and Modern Psychology
  • A Tale of Two Cities—Jerusalem and Washington DC: The Jewish People's Love Affair with the Holy City

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