Tanach in Context
Students in Miss Kramer’s freshman and junior Navi classes last week created a timeline that combines Jewish history and secular world history. The goal was to give historical context to our people’s history, demonstrating events like: the Ramban lived before the printing press, Abraham Lincoln was born one year earlier than Rabbi Yisrael Salanter (the founder of the Mussar Movement) and Shakespeare lived while the Turks ruled over Israel.
The freshman class focused on the timeline the events around the Purim story, while the juniors focused on the timeline of the order of the Kings and the Naviim.
The classes were able to see Jewish events in the context of other well known historical events.