Prof. Jane Gerber and Prof. Paulo Mendes Pinto discuss the history of Spanish-Portuguese Jews, hosted by Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish community in the US.
The Presidents’ Birthdays in February offer a nice opportunity to teach about the rights confirmed by George Washington to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island just after he assumed the presidency of the new United States. Facing History and Ourselves offers To Bigotry No Sanction: The George Washington Letter Project. This includes a free eBook […]
In 2005 the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, as an international day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. This Resolution, A/RES/60/7, was motivated by a rejection of Holocaust denial, as well as an effort to increase Holocaust education in European countries. While it is […]
Statement by President Harry S. Truman, November 13, 1945. Included in this statement is the text of a letter Truman sent to the Prime Minister of England in which he said: “…no other single matter is so important for those who have known the horror of concentration camps for over a decade as is the […]
Ten minute film from the 1950s, introduced by Eddie Cantor. How could you use this in a lesson? Ask older students: who might be the audience for this film? what image of Israel is the film creating? how is knowing the historical context important to understanding the message of the film?