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Sunday, February 17 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Children's Books as Midrash: How do We Present Torah to Our Youngest Children?

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How many of us were first introduced to the Torah through children's Bible stories? Do we help our children understand the Torah by reading these simplified versions, or do we undermine their ability to draw their own conclusions? We will examine several children's versions of the story of Esau and Yaakov and compare them to the original text. We will identify the ways in which the authors interpret this story and discuss how their choices influence children's understanding of the Torah.

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Amy Meltzer

Amy Meltzer is the author of two children's books, A Mezuzah on the Door and The Shabbat Princess, and the blog Homeshuling. A teacher at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy, she was a fellow at the Drisha Institute and the winner of JESNA’s (Jewish Education Service of North America) Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award. She served on the PJ Library book selection committee and writes book reviews for the Washington Jewish Week. Amy is especially proud... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Millstone 15th floor conference center