Source: Behrman House
On1Foot can help you easily create source sheets of Jewish texts on a variety of social justice issues. [Their name is an homage to the famous story of Hillel, in which Hillel guides a student who is looking to learn the entire Torah very efficiently, while standing on one foot.] On1Foot has a robust library of Jewish texts, including a large number of commentaries from the American Jewish World Service. You can find texts about many different social justice topics, including civil rights, the environment, tikkun olam, poverty and immigration, to name just a few. You can also specify the types of Jewish texts you are looking for like rabbinic, biblical or modern and whether you are searching for prayers, commentaries or stories.
Once you’ve selected all the texts you wish to include, you can also add your own discussion questions, or other facts to it. Then, click “create source sheet” and the site will do just that for you!
You can browse the site freely, but to upload materials, add comments or create source sheets you’ll need to register here.
- Be sure to start by searching source sheets that others have created. (A search for tzedakah returned eleven impressive source sheets!) Once you’ve found a useful sheet, you can customize it for your exact needs.
- Here is a step-by-step tutorial to help you through building your first source sheet.
This resource, written by Debbie Harris, Director of Educational Technology at Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, was reposted with her permission from BabagaNewz Technology Tuesdays.