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Why Judaism Opposes Torture | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Why Judaism Opposes Torture | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com | Jews and Middle School | Scoop.it
Those who still argue for torture say that it is necessary to prevent innocent people getting killed. But torture is a blunt ineffective tool.
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In whose image are we made?  Whose image is destroyed when we behave in this way?

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Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Fair Isn't Equal

Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Fair Isn't Equal | Jews and Middle School | Scoop.it

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:35 PM

Fair isn’t equal.  Fair is ensuring that everyone receives what he or she needs.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 13, 2013 8:50 AM

This is something that bears repeating over and over again. If everyone and everything was the same, equitable would be fair.  But then, there would be no spice. Fairness gives everyone a chance to get what they need.

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The World Religions Tree

The World Religions Tree | Jews and Middle School | Scoop.it

Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Ryan Randomname's curator insight, January 16, 12:32 PM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the origins of each religion. Also, it shows the various relationships between religions. 

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This shows how a lot of religions are interconnected, and even if people think two religions are completely different, they might have similar roots, just like languages.

 

Graham Shroyer's religion: This relates to key issue 1 because it shows where religions originated and how they are all connected, like judaism and christianity.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This is relevant to Key Issue # 1 because it identifies the origions and relationships of the major world religions of today. These religious branches clearly show the relationships between majorly and minorly practiced religions.


Rishi Suresh:  This shows how, similiar to languages, many religions come in families and have distinct connections between them. 

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 4:42 AM

fascinating infographic on world religions.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:06 PM

The immense tree of world religions is presented as a graphic to tell connections of world religions and how far they've broken and changed.

The movement of ideas and people have helped caused these breaks in the religion by bringing ideas to new people, mixing with the present culture, and going further from the hearth of the religion.

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Iran's 'Jerusalem Day': Behind the rallies and rhetoric

Iran's 'Jerusalem Day': Behind the rallies and rhetoric | Jews and Middle School | Scoop.it
Iran's annual al-Quds - or Jerusalem - Day, denouncing Israel, is as much an expression of policy as ritual, writes BBC Persian's Siavash Ardalan.

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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 12:43 PM

This article describes Iran's "Jerusalem Day," a day in which people gather in the streets to voice their denial and hatred of the nation of Israel. The day has become a tradition and politicians make sound byte laden speeches to rally support.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 4, 8:39 PM

The people of Iran gather to celebrate Jerusalem Day. Each year millions of people come together to express their hatred towards Israel and support towards Palestinians. They rally and some people including politicians give speeches. Speeches by President Ahmadinejad even included the denial of the holocaust.  

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 3:19 PM

This day is pro-Palestinian and is a must-go-to event for politicians. Any politician that wants to be heard or even listened to in the future must make their way to this parade of protests and Iranian rituals.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Shaming Anyone on Social Media - Wired

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Shaming Anyone on Social Media
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The two men were social-media nobodies, whereas Richards had more than 9,000 Twitter followers, some highly connected in the tech world.

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ruthschapira's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:19 PM

Some real life stories are shared, pared with plain good advice about thinking before clicking that would be good to discuss with teenagers. 

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Why Should Our Teens be Jewish?

Why Should Our Teens be Jewish? | Jews and Middle School | Scoop.it
The image above came up in a Google Image advanced search (free to use or share) for "Why be Jewish?". The image speaks to the casual nature of being Jewish, and some might think that it actually p...

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ruthschapira's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:23 AM

Jewish teens need reasons for being Jewish, it's just not something that we can take for granted anymore.