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This lesson engages participants in an in-depth exploration of a disagreement over Rabbi Akiva and Ben-Azzai over the true meaning of the Torah. It is based on a source from the Jerusalem Talmud, and adapted from a Hillel and Panim exercise.
The importance of education and its impact upon our mindset towards others.
From the Sources is designed by AJWS to facilitate holiday text study around issues of social justice. We invite you to engage in the texts and use them in your community to teach and take action.
A few sources that mention prisons.
From the Sources is a teaching resource developed by American Jewish World Service designed to help rabbis and Jewish educators engage in thoughtful text study with students and congregants. The source sheet teaches about human trafficking, sex work, and power through the story of Esther.
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.
The Highest Value