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Nurturing Jewish Identity

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.

The first is the ‘covenant of fate’ (brit goral) which is all about our connection with the Jewish nation and our concern towards fellow Jews, while the second is the ‘covenant of faith’ (brit ye’ud) which describes our commitment to the Jewish religion and to the laws and values of the Torah.

While there are Jews who don’t place equal emphasis on both these covenants, Rabbi Soloveitchik explains that every Jew should commit themselves both to the Jewish nation and the Jewish religion; both the covenant of fate and faith, and that an emphasis on both will help those Jews succeed within the Jewish community.

Applying this to an educational setting, this means that every Jewish student should develop the appropriate knowledge and learn the necessary skills to fulfil both their obligations towards their fellow Jews (such as the laws of charity), and their personal religious obligations (such as the laws of kashrut).

Prior to the launch of Ji Tap, educators struggled to find online digital resources with the above-mentioned knowledge and skills in a clearly-structured and user-friendly format. However, this is exactly what Ji-Tap provides!

In Ji-Tap you will find a huge library of games and resources that can help you teach your students about their duties to the Jewish nation and the Jewish religion. In the Ji Tap collection you will find games about charity, chessed, kashrut & prayer (to name but a few), and you can also create your own games on Ji-Tap too.

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Education is the single way to nurture Jewish identity, and with Ji Tap, Jewish educators now have an incredible resource to do so - download Ji Tap now and let the fun begin. Enjoy! 

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Rabbi Johnny Solomon

Written by Rabbi Johnny Solomon

Rabbi Johnny Solomon is a passionate, reflective and energetic Jewish educator. He has a BSc (Hons) in Maths and Religious Studies, a teaching qualification from the University of Herfordshire and semicha from the Montefiore Kollel in London. While living in London, Johnny held numerous senior positions in Jewish education including Head of Jewish Studies at Immanuel College, Assistant Head at Naima Jewish Preparatory School, Team Leader at the Jewish Curriculum Partnership and Head of Jewish Studies at Hasmonean Girls’ School. In 2012 Johnny moved to Israel where he spends his time writing great Jewish educational content for Jewish Interactive, and teaching at post-high school seminaries.

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