The history book you've been waiting for! Sondra Leiman's The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities is an adventure that begins in Jerusalem in the first century and ends, hundreds of years later, in modern-day Israel. Colorful maps. Intriguing sidebars. Personal tales. Primary texts. This is much more than a textbook. It's an interactive experience in Jewish history.Designed for the fifth and sixth grade, The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities focuses on individuals as much as it does on events. Students meet such famous figures as Rabbi Judah ha Nasi, who collected the writings that make up the Mishnah, Bruriah, a Talmudic sage, Rambam, one of the greatest Jewish philosophers, Maria Nunes, who saved a group of her fellow conversos, and Eliezer Ben Yehuda, who wrote the first modern dictionary of the Hebrew language. In becoming acquainted with such people, students learn of the Jewish past and come to see it as very much their own.
-- User-friendly format
-- Personal stories
-- Colorful maps and pictures
-- Primary sources
-- Ideal introduction to Jewish history