This Chanukah lesson, intended for middle school students, can be adapted for a variety of ages and abilities. The lesson can also be used in the context of learning about מחלוקת לשם שמים - arguments for the sake of heaven.
- What lessons can we learn from the approaches of Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai?
- How does the Talmud handle disagreement between two major schools of thought?
-Learners will explain the approaches of Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai to lighting Chanukah lights.
- Learners will be able to point to features of a healthy disagreement in the Talmud text.
- Learners will teach others how to light Chanukah lights.