Judaism, Text Study, and Labor (Module #3)
This module is intended for use after playing the game Jewish Time Jump: New York and allows students to study traditional Jewish texts and apply the ideas in these texts to the stories and characters in the game. If your students did not play Jewish Time Jump: New York, we recommend you begin with Modules One and Two of this series to provide the necessary context for this lesson.
- Traditional Jewish texts provide guidelines for relationships between employees and employers.
- In real life, individuals must interpret Jewish texts to understand how Jewish thought could be applied.
- Judaism teaches that basic human needs include those of the body as well as the soul.
- What do human beings need to live, in addition to the basic necessities of food, water, and shelter?
- What do traditional Jewish texts teach us about the responsibilities of both workers and employers?
- How do traditional Jewish texts challenge or support the actions of both workers and employers in 20th century New York?
Notes to Teacher
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