Sukkot and Simchat Torah with the National Library of Israel

How might the way Jews build sukkot look different based on environmental, socio-political, and economic factors? Ever wonder where the custom for Simchat Torah flags came from? This 3-minute video for educators outlines how to explore these questions in the classroom using primary sources from the National Library of Israel (NLI). Shuvi Hoffman, NLI's Global Jewish Education Manager, gives simple and effective ideas for how to use historical photographs, postcards, and flags in your classroom to prepare your students for these holidays in a unique way.

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  • After School and Beyond
  • Educator Training
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement
  • Teen Engagement