Zionism and Israel: From the Tanakh to 1948
Zionism and Israel: From the Tanakh to 1948 explores the foundations of the centrality of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people and how the relationship between the people and the land evolved over time. Activities and background information are provided to help learners explore the growth of the Jewish Diaspora, the evolving relationship between the people and the Land and the origins of the Zionist movement. Following the First Zionist Congress in 1897, Zionism and Israel: From the Tanakh to 1948 shifts to explore how the Basle Declaration and subsequent documents guided the movement’s actions towards its vision for a Jewish State. The material concludes with an exercise on Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
The Leader’s Guide is 126 pages and the Participant Booklet is 94 pages. Both are downloadable eBooks.
- 18 sections each with suggested activities and extensive background material for use in grades 9-12 and/or adult education
- Includes biblical and rabbinic texts, primary source documents, maps and demographic tables
- Information and activities include biblical covenants related to the Land of Israel; how the Land of Israel remained central to Jewish life following the exiles; internal and external factors that contributed to the rise of Zionism; strategies and actions that led to the creation of the State of the Israel.