Monthly Archives: December 2019
End the year with seven of our most popular articles, covering great ideas from icebreakers to madrichim programs to talking with kids about difficult things.
Posted: December 11, 2019|Categories: Holidays
It's that time of year, so let's talk Hanukkah gifts. Here are our favorite gift recommendations for kids, retirees, teachers, artists and even you (yes, it's OK to treat yourself!). All of our Hanukkah suggestions are available on Amazon, and if you're a Prime member, you're eligible for free 2-day shipping.
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Gifts for Kids
Posted: December 11, 2019|Categories: Hebrew
Expose students to the nuance, advises Dina Maiben, director of the Hebrew program at Gratz College
Posted: December 04, 2019|Categories: Hebrew
Written by Dr. Jeremy Benstein, "Hebrew Wordshops - A New Way to Connect to Hebrew" explores the potency of the three-letter roots that enrich our connection to Hebrew and Jewish values.
"To pray" in Hebrew is לְהִתְפַּלֵּל l’hitpalel, a term that actually means "judge, judgment.” This verb and the word for prayer, תְּפִילָּה t’filah, come from the root פ-ל-ל (p-l-l), and words derived from it mean "to be judged" or even "to judge oneself." This is a far cry from our usual ideas of liturgy.
There are actually several different types of Jewish prayer, with a range of Hebrew words that help us express an attitude of gratitude, and more. Judaism traditionally acknowledges four types of prayers: petition (bakashah); penitence (s’lichah); praise (hallel); and thanks (todah).
These prayer words have become super-useful words in secular Israeli Hebrew.
Posted: December 03, 2019|Categories: Behrman House Basics
See who's leading sessions, and find their books at our booth, many at special Biennial discount prices.
Rabbi Darren Levine challenges us with new ways to approach relationships, careers, health, and money to increase lifelong happiness.
Here are two ways to explore the big idea of Hanukkah.