Teaching Jewish Virtues: Sacred Sources and Arts Activities

Teaching Jewish Virtues: Sacred Sources and Arts Activities

by Susan Freeman


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Mastering middot and becoming a mensch . . .

This helpful introduction to Jewish virtues (middot) provides substantive overviews of 22 key middot and includes extensive text study material from Tanach, Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinic sources, and the Siddur. Hundreds of imaginative arts activities (language, as well as visual arts, drama, movement, and music) stimulate creativity development and abstract thinking, and offer opportunites for spiritual reflection and expression with an emphasis on incorporating virtues into the "real" lives of students. Sample lesson plans and retreat schedule make this a practical resource for teachers from grades K through adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780867050455
Publisher: Behrman House, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

  1. About Middot
  2. Anavah: Humility
  3. Dan L'Chaf Zechut: Give the Benefit of the Doubt
  4. Dibuk Chaverim: Cleaving to Friends
  5. Din V'Rachamim: Justice and Mercy
  6. Emet: Truthfulness
  7. Erech Apayim: Slow to Anger
  8. Hachnassat Orchim: Hospitality
  9. Lo Levayesh: Not Embarassing
  10. Malachah: Industriousness
  11. Miyut Sichah: Minimizing Small Talk
  12. Nedivut: Generosity
  13. Ohev Zeh et Zeh/Mechabayd Zeh et Zeh: Loving and Honoring One Another
  14. Ometz Layv: Courage
  15. Samayach B'Chelko: Contentment with Your Lot/Makir et Mekomo: Knowing Your Place; Lo Tachmod: Not Coveting
  16. Sayver Panim Yafot: A Pleasant Demeanor
  17. Sh'lom Bayit: Peace in the Home/Peace in the Family
  18. Shmiat HaOzen: Attentiveness/Being a Good Listener
  19. Shmirat HaGuf: Taking Care of Your Body
  20. Simchah: Joy and Happiness
  21. Somaych Noflim V'Rofay Cholim: Supporting and Healing
  22. Tochechah: Rebuking
  23. Yirah: Awe and Reverence

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