The Hamas attack on October 7, 2023 in southern Israel changed Israeli society forever, but not in the way one might expect. Following several months of internal division and protest, Israelis from across the political, religious, and cultural spectrums immediately jumped into action together, united by the common goal of defending the Jewish people and their homeland.


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Big Ideas

  1. Israelis have demonstrated remarkable resilience in the aftermath of the October 7th massacre.
  2. Jewish unity can transcend religious, cultural, and political differences.
  3. The war effort against Hamas is supported by different types of people in a multitude of ways.

Essential Questions

  1. What does resilience look like, and how is it built?
  2. Under what conditions can national unity transcend deep divisions? 
  3. Can one fight a war without being in the military?



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