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Kriyat HaTorah Course

To kick off the Mitzvot Unplugged Series, I wanted to share news about Web Yeshiva's Kriyat HaTorah course. Online learning is still a creative way of teaching our children Jewish values. We have written about other online courses before with JConnect, and this course from Web Yeshiva is useful for preteens and teens. Course: Kriyat HaTorah Technique – ...

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The Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim a Review

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The Mahzor Texts

It makes sense to have a review of the World Mizrahi Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim on a site that was created to support a fundraiser for Mizrahi's youth movement, Bnei Akiva. There are all kinds of good things about this mahzor. The main purpose of the mahzor is to have an organized collection of the prayers said by most congregations for Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim. In the commentaries near the prayers are discussions about issues that come up with these contemporary holidays- can one say Hallel? ...
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Review: Every Picture Tells A Story by Chaim Natan Firszt

My daughter has been mentioning that her school, which is not in walking distance, is having learning at ten at night for students at the school for Shavuot, including for the first graders. She wanted to learn Torah too so I told her she could use the two "Every Picture Tells a Story, Volume One: Bereishis" and "Every Picture Tells a Story, Volume Two: ...

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A View from the American Guild of Judaic Art’s Mentor Program by Flora Rosefsky

Remember the American Guild of Judaic Art’s Mentor Program I posted about a while back? Today we have a guest post from Flora Rosefsky, a mentor in the program. I've long admired Flora's work so I'm excited to have her perspective in the Mitzvot Unplugged series. Her work is fun and vibrant, as you can see from the works included in this post. Fl ...