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Learning from Moshe Rabbeinu to take the initiative and act for the greater good.
This is the first part of a resource designed as a suppliment for Jewish communities and schools to Equal Exchange's comprehensive Fair Trade curriculum for 5th-8th graders,which can be found at:http://www.equalexchange.coop/educationaltools
Ezra Fishman, Shavuot 5770/2010, Senior Week @ Brandeis
The laws of divorce in Torah and Talmudic sources, and their relevance in the modern context.
This source sheet explores every person's responsibility to take action in the world through tzedakah and lending money to those in need.
For a panel exploring tzedakah priorities
This source sheet explores Jewish responses to disaster. It uses modern and ancient texts to encourage taking action to respond to the January, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This source sheet could be tailored to a discussion around a different disaster, as well.
Read through the quotations with your grownup and pick your favorite. What does the text mean? Does it relate to modern day social justice issues? Does your text inspire you to get involved? Does that text give you advice on how you should get involved/what you should do to help?
This text study explores different Jewish texts that reflect the values of environmental justice.
8th grade service trip to New Orleans Shabbat Morning text study Community Garden as service focus for the trip