The Torah teaches that humanity was created in the Divine image. This unit focuses on the practical implications of that belief.
The learner will:
- explain the creation of humanity being b’tzelem elohim, (in the Divine image).
- cite examples of how their family and community acts on the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself as defined by Maimonides.
- summarize, analyze, interpret, and paraphrase selected texts that contain ethical mitzvot (commandments) concerning the relationship between people (ben adam l’chavero).
- demonstrate an awareness of how these texts can be used in their own lives.
- identify and relate personal experiences in which the mitzvot ben adam l’chavero have played a role in their own lives.
- acknowledge the implications/consequences of their choices/actions.
- demonstrate an ability to assess one’s choice to act, leading to moral growth.
- describe the work of selected individuals in honoring the divinely-created humanity of others.
- define the values inherent in the described efforts of identified people and organizations
- detail and explain their personal commitment to support one of the programs.
Learner assessments are identified under the heading Assessment found in each lesson.
Throughout this unit the learner is required to engage his/her family and community in discussions and interviews concerning how they interpret and act on the commandment to: Love your neighbor as yourself as defined by Maimonides and the commandments contained in the ethical mitzvot addressing the relationship between people - ben adam l’chavero.
More specific information, alternative approaches, reminders, and helpful hints are scattered throughout these lessons and indicated by the words Teacher Note.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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