There is a new book called "Beyond Courage", written byDoreen Rapaport which tells how some people went to extraordinary lengths to save Jews during the Shoah. Some stories will be familiar, some will probably be new to the reader, all are powerful and inspirational.
Talking about Shifrah and Puah in this week's parsha leads naturally to discussion of others in our history who have played a similar role.
If you are interested in using this book with students, I invite you to download the Teachers' Guide here.
I am a Jewish educator who is passionate about helping students see Jewish wisdom as integral in helping us make meaning of life in the world in which we live. Jewish thinking is too valuable to be cooped up in a school setting. It needs to be part of everything we see and do. It needs to be the lens through which we view the world.
IT NEEDS TO BE IMPORTANT!!