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In this introductory video to the series “The Jewish Story Explained,” enter the biblical world of Avraham and his family to answer the question: “What does the Jewish people’s own story say about what makes a Jew?” Journey back several thousand years and follow the first “Ivri” as he transforms religion, culture and the human relationship to God. After watching the video, use the prompts below to learn more and get your students thinking.
Avraham = Abraham • Yitzchak = Isaac • Yacov = Jacob • Akeida = Binding • Avot = patriarchs • Imahot = matriarchs • Bracha = blessing
The Jewish Story Explained is based on the book Letters to Auntie Fori: 5,000 Years of Jewish History and their Faith by Martin Gilbert.