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    Rabbi Johnny Solomon

    Rabbi Johnny Solomon is the Director of Educational Content for Jewish Interactive
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    6 thought for 6 days - Ideas for teaching Yom Yerushalayim

    This Wednesday is the 28th Iyar 5777 (corresponding to the 24th May 2017), and it was on this date exactly 50 years ago that the Israeli army entered the Old City of Jerusalem and reestablished a...

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    On Lag BaOmer and Harry Potter

    Lag BaOmer is a multi-layered day of celebration which, while celebrated by many, is often misunderstood. In this blog, I will explain the different elements of this mysterious day and suggest how...

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    How to lesson plan for your Jewish Studies class

    While not every planned class may be great, great classes come from great planning. Here are 7 simple rules for how to lesson plan, with some specific pointers for Judaic Studies teachers:

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    Nurturing Jewish Identity, one tap at a time

    By Rabbi Johnny Solomon | Ji Tap | 0 Comments | 27 March, 2017

    According to the great Jewish thinker Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, there are two aspects of Jewish identity.

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    Empowering parents to help their children at home

    Jews have always placed a great emphasis on education and the Jewish tradition regards parents as the ultimate educators.

    Rather than the home being a place where a child is free from study, the...

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    About Tu Bishvat

    By Rabbi Johnny Solomon | Tu Bishvat | 0 Comments | 09 February, 2017

    On Shabbat 10/11th February it is Tu Bishvat (ט''ו בשבט), which is the hebrew term for the date ‘the 15th of Shevat’. But what is this minor festival all about? Below are 5 facts to help you...

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    Placing our faith in educational technology

    Have you heard the one about the Rabbi teaching Judaism in a Roman Catholic school? And no, this is not a joke!I was training to be a Jewish Studies teacher while working in a Jewish School, and...

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