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Last July, I visited the Biblical Museum of Natural History at its new state-of-the-art site on the outskirts of Beit Shemesh. At the time, Israel was still deep in coronavirus lockdown, so I had the museum all to myself as I embarked on a private tour led by the museum’s founder and devoted director, the indefatigable Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin — who, besides being a rabbi, is also a zoologist and an authority on all living things, particularly from the perspective of traditional Judaism and Jewish history.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2021
Tel Aviv’s newly revamped Museum of the Jewish People attempts the ambitious undertaking of bringing almost 3,000 years of Jewish history and tradition under a single roof. The museum — formerly known as Beit Hatfutsot and newly branded as ANU, Hebrew for “We” — reopened to visitors this week after more than a decade of renovations costing $100 million. Its exhibition space has tripled, making it the largest Jewish museum in the world, officials say. Its old galleries with dioramas and models from when it first opened in 1978 have given way to cutting-edge exhibits with interactive touchscreens and original artwork.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2021
The topic for this journal, making Jewish learning meaningful, touched raw nerves in so many people from an extraordinary range of the community. The response to the Call for Papers included submissions from community schools to Orthodox schools, formal and informal educators, academics, leaders in central agencies for Jewish education, classroom teachers, researchers, communal Rabbis, and school heads. The urgency of the topic demanded that we publish the double issue before you.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2021
Israel Pursuit 2001 connects your students with others from around the world, educates them about Israel’s history and culture and actively engages them in a competition for exciting prizes.
Updated: Mar. 10, 2021
I would like to invite you to see some of these fantastic discoveries with me, on a virtual tour that will take you, not only to the locations themselves - Shushan, and other cities in ancient Persia - but also to some of the world's great museums, where the palace artifacts are displayed. This tour is called “In the Days of Achashverosh," and there are several public and private tours scheduled until Purim. Each Zoom virtual tour is one-hour long, with Q&A following. Hebrew and English editions are scheduled.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2021
While the rest of the world may be Zoom fatigued, over seventy families have continued to sign on for a free Zoom toddler music class twice-a-week. Why do these grownups and their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers keep coming back, as they have been since March?
Updated: Feb. 18, 2021
This year’s digital version of the Limmud Festival attracted record participation as the cross-communal event celebrated its 40th anniversary. More than 3,800 people bought tickets but organisers calculate that once multiple viewers on screened sessions were factored in, the number of participants reached 5,000.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2021
M² is now thrilled to announce its new Certificate Program in Virtual Experiential Education and Facilitation. Developed with educators and Jewish community professionals in mind, the course is designed to upgrade participants’ facilitation techniques while providing them with a burst of inspiration and a professional boost.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2020
“Just do inclusion,” we’re told. But sometimes, we need some help. Take a look at the Shutaf Inclusion Guide. It’s online and easy to access, with teaching videos, articles, games and resources, available for all to use and share with others. We’ll be adding new materials - tell us what you need in order to move your work in your community spaces, from the classroom to camp, to the workplace, and wherever the community gathers.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2020
PJ Library has expanded to six new countries and two new languages. Programs in Brazil, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are shipping children’s books to thousands of families for the first time, and new programs are launching in Ireland and Estonia.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2020