2018 - Israel 70 E-Resources

For 2018, we are delighted to launch a year-long educational project for Israel 70, in partnership with UJIA. Over the course of 2018, we will release five resources that will explore Israel from five different angles, connected to the themes of five of the festivals.

Yom HaAtzma'ut

The Limmud Chavruta Project is delighted to launch the second in a series of five e-resources over the course of 2018 to mark Israel at 70, in partnership with UJIA. This Yom HaAtzma'ut, we invite you to study Megillat HaAtzma'ut (the Declaration of Independence) with us.

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important Jewish texts of modern times, and this e-resource offers you the chance to be in dialogue with it and with a range of other texts, traditional and modern, that will help you to deepen your engagement with Israel, Jewish history and the values that underpin Israel 70 years ago and today. Whether you choose to focus on one particular paragraph of the Declaration or study it all, we encourage you to find a partner to learn with and engage in conversation about independence, Israel and your own identity.

Please also pass the e-resource onto anyone else you think might be interested in deepening their understanding. It's free to download and distribute.

Pesach

Our first resource, for Pesach, on the theme of Freedom, challenges you to consider how the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel in 1948 has affected how free we all are. Over four sections that echo the Haggadah's Four Questions, traditional and modern texts interact to encourage conversation around Diaspora, Israel, Jews and non-Jews. With the Limmud Chavruta Project's commitment to inclusive Jewish learning, all texts are translated and there are no right answers, only invitations to ask more questions!

You can download our Pesach 2018 e-resource on the theme of Freedom

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Whilst it can be used any time, we would encourage you to bring the resource to your seder table this Pesach, which begins on the evening of Friday 30 March. The Pesach seder is the traditional time for Jewish questions, and we hope that this resource will add to the richness of your Pesach learning. Pesach is also called z'man cheirutenu, the time of our freedom, and Israel's 70th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to delve deeper into freedom and its complexities.