Scribal Arts

By: Rabbi Reuven Margrett
from Frankel Jewish Academy

Categories:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Scribing, Hebrew, Aleph-Bet

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
12th

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
High school

Students explore the over 3000 year old tradition of Hebrew writing using the traditional equipment of quill, parchment and ink. A key aspect of the course is for student to reach a proficiency in scribing so they can analyse different Torah scrolls/Megillot found in our school, and evaluate their respective merits. Students also explore the deeper meaning of the letters (i.e. why is a dalet shaped like it is, and has the name it has?) exploring a chosen letter, and seeing how its deeper messages relate to the world and their lives.

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