This video explores one of Israel’s founding principles – the Law of Return. This law, which dates back to the earliest days of the State of Israel, grants legal permission for any Jew, from anywhere in the world, to make aliyah and settle in Israel. Part of a larger series from Unpacked for Educators. All videos include resources for review, discussion, activities, reflection, further learning and a Kahoot! game.
Daniel Rechtschaffen created a framework to think about mindfulness in terms of 5 literacies:
This workbook explores each of the 5 literacies and provides a variety of practical activites with clear directions for each activity. In additiion, each literacy activtiy comes with an explicit rationale detailing the benefits of doing that acitivity.
Israeli culture is an exquisite blend of ancient and modern and a country that people from West and East have come to call home. Heavily influenced by Jewish law and custom, Israeli culture has borrowed not only from its rich religious roots, but also from the food, music, and art of the people who have emigrated both from Europe (Ashkenazic Jews) and from North Africa and the Middle East (Sephardic Jews).
Activities, discussion guides and links to resources are starting points for introducing Israeli music as a tool for teaching Zionism, statehood, Jewish history, challenges and hopes. Various songs, including Israel's national anthem "HaTikvah" are explored as unique artistic ways that raise ideas how people connect to the land of Israel and challenge long held beliefs and values.
In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of the miniseries, the podcast hosts meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.
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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health America
National Alliance of Mental Health
National Council for Behavior Health