Jewish History Observer 3: The Challenge of Living in Two Worlds

Behrman House

Published by Behrman House, 2006
ISBN 10: 0874417422 / ISBN 13: 9780874417425
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Synopsis: Volume 3 in The Jewish History Observer series examine the triumph and turmoil of the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment period. With teen-friendly narrative, thought-provoking questions, accessible translations of primary source material, and dozens of illustrations, maps, and timelines, this full-color, 16-page booklet will challenge your students to think critically about the driving forces of historical figures and events.

VOLUME 3 CONTENTS:

Struggles and achievements of Jewish communities in Christian and Muslim worlds

The Crusades and European anti-Semitism

Transformative Jewish thinkers, including Maimonides and Rashi
SPECIAL FEATURES:

Informal, teen-friendly narrative, combined with clear, accessible translations of primary source material, promotes lively read-aloud classroom experiences.

Dozens of illustrations, maps, and timelines provide a compelling presentation of historical events from 400-1250 CE.

Newspaper-style articles report Jewish history as it happens, bringing Jewish history to life for your students.

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Sports: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative Teams Help Form Jewish League

You're the Reporter: Write your own article about a time in your life when you were torn between what you believed and what you observed.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
The Jewish History Observer is a four-booklet series that presents Jewish history from the time of Moses to the Modern Era. Newspaper-style articles and features engage your students' imaginations and intellectual curiosity. Thought-provoking questions challenge your students to think critically about the driving forces of historical figures and events. Volume 1 covers the Exodus from Egypt to the destruction of the First Temple. Volume 2 covers Jewish life during the Greek and Roman periods; the exile and the development of the Mishnah and Talmud. Volume 3 covers the Early Middle Ages, and Volume 4 brings the narrative up to the Modern Era.

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Title: Jewish History Observer 3: The Challenge of ...
Publisher: Behrman House
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Pamphlet
Book Condition: Good

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