This unit represents curricular integration on two levels:
1) On the content level, the unit compares two similar events in history that have implications regarding Jewish existence in foreign cultures. Students have the opportunity to extrapolate from one to the other, and to draw conclusions.
2) On the skills level, the unit demonstrates that the study of history includes a process of interpretation that is similar to parshanut of the Torah text. In this case, the study engages the students in a process of thinking that is integral to both disciplines.
Written for high school students.