"Adabrah-Na Shalom - And I Shall Speak the Word of Peac...
"Adabrah-Na Shalom - And I Shall Speak the Word of Peace"
In light of the on-going escalation in intolerance among youth in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) education department has developed a unique curriculum titled Adabrah-Na Shalom – “And I Shall Speak the Word of Peace,” taken from the famous proverb from the Book of Psalms: “For the sake of my brothers and friends, I shall speak the word of peace,” for students between the 9th and 12th grades. Through Jewish and Israeli liturgy and text, the students survey the history of ancient and modern Jewish attitudes towards the treatment of the “other.” The texts and liturgy are used as a tool to engage in educational discussions rather than the focus of learning in and of themselves. The curriculum is distributed to over 100 Israeli schools with whom the IMPJ works, thus reaching thousands of students.
The curriculum is developed exclusively by the IMPJ education department and distributed to Israeli schools with whom the department works.