Sessions 13 -18

Class 13 – Love, Marriage and Sex

Read text

Recommended read: Taking the Plunge: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to the Mikveh Revised Edition, by Miriam C. Berkowitz (Author), David Golinkin (Editor)

Class 14 – Birth to Bar Mitzvah

Terminology to know

OOF text to read

The Brit

       Pidyon HaBen

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Class 15  Israel 

OOF text to read

The Dreyfus Affair and Theodore Herzl

Map of Middle East

Two important articles to read:

The War that Changed Everything

       One hour lecture on significance of the Six Day War – click here

Video on Six Day War

Israel and the UN (Honest Reporting video)

Suggested book: Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis. 2016. HarperCollins

 Especially, Chapter 12, from p. 259-282 for the period of the Six Day War.

Class 16– Anti-Semitism/Holocaust

                 OOF text to read

Suggested reading: Philip Steele, The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and          Remarkable Tales of Survival

 

Class 17 – Death and Mourning

OOF text to read

 

Class 18  –  Passover

 OOF reading

        Pesach Tableclick here

Recommended Haggadah: Click here

A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices (Hebrew -English) (English and Hebrew Edition) (Hebrew)Paperback – February 16, 2007 by Mishael Zion & Noam Zion (Author), Michel Kichka (Illustrator)