Grades 5, 6, 7 – Update on Israel Programs from Prozdor
Posted on February 5, 2016
This year Prozdor educators have been teaching the 5th, 6th, and 7th graders at TI Natick about the history of Israel and the Jewish people’s connection to the land. We started in the fall by examining biblical connections to the land and tracked the early history of the Israelites from Abraham to King David. This past Tuesday, we took a look at Judaism before and after the destruction of the Second Temple. We talked about the story of the Zealots at Masada and began to imagine a Judaism that could live after the Temple was destroyed. The students worked on a case study answering the question, “How do we make sure that Judaism can survive in the face of the coming exile and diaspora?” In the coming months, we look forward to taking a look at how the people survived without a land and the work it took to finally return home.