״זכור ימות עולם בינו שנות דור ודור״
The people we are learning about this year are not merely names on a timeline or voices of the past. They are part of our history, part of Klal Yisroel’s history. They are part of the chain that joins us together as Am Yisroel. Their greatness and Torah wisdom defy time as we learn from them until this very day.
My goal this year is that the girls should come to know and appreciate the great people that preceded us. They should gain a thorough understanding of who these people were and what they did for us and for all of Klal Yisroel. In addition to the historical knowledge that they will be gaining, there will be a strong emphasis on learning from the hashkafos of these Gedolim and exploring how they pertain to each of us as individuals.
BASIC CURRICULUM OUTLINE
- רבי יהודה הנשיא and the כתיבת המשנה
- אמוראים in ארץ ישראל and in בבל during which time the גמרא was written
- גאונים בבבל
- ראשונים in Spain and in Ashkenaz and the sifrei Halacha that were written
Woven through these time periods in Jewish History are countless events and stories that we have so much to learn and gain from. In each time period, we will be focusing on the main Gedolei Torahof the time and learning about their lives, their seforim and their everlasting legacy.
An important skill that the girls will be developing is how to chronologically place people in time. At the beginning of every class, the girls are given an exercise to familiarize them with the chronology of people and events in Jewish history.
Additionally, the girls will learn how to incorporate the concepts of another place and time and apply them to our times today.
Looking forward to a year of growth and הצלחה