This article can be used as a discussion-starter to talk about Israeli innovation and Israel as a Start-Up Nation, as well as a country that often jumps in first to help out others in times of emergency (see https://tomglobal.org for more information).
“No Camels” is a good site to read about Israeli Innovation. How Israel is working to get us back to work after stay-at-home orders, developing new types of testing, and more.
A magical pop-up book to learn the Hebrew Alef-Bet! Developed as a course within Ji Tap and aimed at children aged 5 and 6, this series is about learning the Hebrew letters in a fun, interactive, and innovative way.
Downloadable lesson plan (along with accompanying texts for use by educators) “‘It Will be Based on Freedom, Justice and Peace as Envisaged by the Prophets of Israel’: The Meaning and Limits of Freedom” is from Rabbis for Human Right’s Independence Tractate, a unique Talmudic style commentary of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. The lesson is designed to encourage critical thinking regarding the “limits of freedom on different levels, and the conflicts that arise when freedoms are restricted in order to safeguard other values and liberties.”
‘Mixtape’ mini-series, which takes us on a musical journey through anthems, songs of yearning, of war, of peace, to hear the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic tunes. To begin, we visit the “mother-ship” – Israel’s national anthem.
In our season finale, the podcast hosts explore two songs that - perhaps more than any others - capture the complex and intermingled nature of Israeli society: A military band's hit that, in its afterlife, became an anthem for peace, and a rap tune penned by one of the country's leading novelists.
Join Chloé Valdary in her many personas as she takes us through the fascinating story of Mizrahi music in Israel. When Mizrahi Jews first flooded to Israel in the 1950s, their culture was often suppressed in favor of the more dominant Ashkenazi culture that pervaded the young country. In the 1970s and 1980s, Mizrahi music finally made it into the Israeli mainstream with the help of homemade cassettes and stars like Zohar Argov.
Debate and Incitement An Activity for Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day Aims: Understand the term argument (mahloket) and its Jewish origins. Understand the term incitement. Explain the dangers of incitement in light of Rabin’s assassination. Connect the discussion to current incitement and its place in our life.