Home / Content of Their Character: T'shuvah (Repentance)
Grades: 6-Adult Content of Their Character lessons offer students a definition and text study of Jewish values with practical applications. Each of these lesson folders contains material for three to four forty-five-minute classroom sessions.
The notion is simple. The constant process of heshbon hanefesh, the accounting of the soul, is the essential tool in Jewish growth. The center of this lesson is one of seeing t’shuvah as not being a once-a-year activity, but a prime
Jewish process, one that needs to take place regularly.
- Rebuke is a mitzvah. It is a way of helping others.
- It must be done in a way that causes the least possible embarrassment.
- God holds us responsible for helping others act well.
- Rebuking is a skill. With practice and reflection one can learn how to do it well.
- The story of Nathan rebuking King David is a model of one perfect way of rebuking.
- There are good and bad ways of rebuking.
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There are Content of Their Character lessons on the following topics.
- Erekh Apayim: Slow To Anger
- Hevruta: Friendship
- Habed et Avikha v'et Imekha: Honoring Parents
- Pikuah Nefesh
- Rodef Shalom
- Shmirat ha-Lashon
- Tikkun Olam
- Tokhehah: Rebuke
- T'shuvah'alei Hayyim: Being Kind to Animals
- V'Ahavta L'Re'ekha K'Mokha: Love your Neighbor as Yourself