|Home Shopping Cart Your Account Contact Us|
Grade Level: 5 - 6Product Code: 131
Price: $10.95 In stock.
More Hineni Resources
Hineni—The New Hebrew Through Prayer 2 continues study of the prayer service with the Shabbat morning Amidah and selected prayers for Friday night. (Reconstructionist variations of some of these prayers are available here.)
Students learn over 90 key prayer words and 30 roots, prefixes, and suffixes as they explore the meaning of the blessings of the Amidah (Avot, Avot Ve'imahot, G'vurot, K'dushah, Hoda'ah, Birkat Shalom), Oseh Shalom, and prayers and songs for Friday night (L'chah Dodi, V'shamru, Shalom Aleichem).
Each prayer begins with a friendly and accessible motivational introduction (for L'chah Dodi: "How do you welcome people you love? Maybe you give your grandmother a kiss and your favorite cousin a hug... On Friday nights, we welcome Shabbat with greetings that express our joy at its arrival").
Then students examine the themes of each prayer and relate each theme to their own experiences and lives (for G'vurot: "What is a hero? How can you be a hero?"; for Hoda'ah: "List three things you can do to show your thanks to God. List three things you can do to show your thanks to other people").
Hineni 2 explores relevant Jewish values and shows how those values underlie the meaning of the prayers (Zechut Avot—"the merit of the ancestors": "Do you think zechut avot is enough by itself to grant us God's care and love, or do we also need to earn these rewards?"). And it uses challenging analytical questions to encourage students to think critically about the prayers and the activity of praying (Kedushah: "Rising up on our toes is a physical way of trying to come closer to God. Can you think of another, nonphysical way you might come closer to God?").
|Behrman House, Inc. Springfield, NJ. (800) 221-2755 | Quick Order|
|© 2009 Behrman House, Inc.|