This text study includes two texts related to the concept of kiddush haShem (sanctification of God’s name) and hillul haShem (desecration of God’s name): Deuteronomy Rabbah 3:3 and Talmud Yoma 86a. The discussion questions guide participants to consider how to extract principles and values from a person’s actions. This text study may be used to help task force members uncover their congregation’s underlying values and principles for the purpose of creating an educational vision aligned with those principles.
Text Study: Building the Mishkan (The Tabernacle)
Moving Forward Activity on Taking Actions: Challenges and Opportunities
Moving Forward Activity: Reviewing the First Bold Step Proposals
Text Study: Crossing the Red Sea
Looking Forward Activity: Writing Vision Commentary
Text Study: In The Tradition of the Rabbis