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Christian School Teacher Seeking Advice

Hi and shalom, friends! I was hoping to get some input from the Jewish community about something I’m trying to do at my school, and thought maybe you could help me out. I hope this is the right place to ask, and I hope I’m not breaking any rules. I know rule 5 says not to survey without permission, but my request seems more specific than a general survey. If I’m wrong, please let me know!

Anyway, I teach philosophy and theology at a Christian school, and I am trying to create a display area on various bookshelves showcasing the religions of the world, which we cover in class. I find that letting the students interact with artifacts, items, symbols, and texts from every religion allows them to better familiarize themselves with those religions. I’m going to have an entire bookshelf for the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the LDS) as well as Transcendental Religions (Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, etc.).

If you were going to create a shelf dedicated to all things Judaism, what would you include? So far, I’ve thought the following items would be interesting and engaging, but would happy to have the following list revised or added too. I want to portray Judaism as authentically and honestly as I can. Please forgive me for any misspellings or errors.


– The Tanakh, In Hebrew (Possibly putting the Tanakh, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim separately bound on the shelf)

– A Prayer Book / Siddur (Recommendations Welcome!)

– Hebrew Sefer Torah Scroll

– Star of David

– Shofar

– Collected stones from Aaron’s Breastplate

– Replica of the Ten Commandments

– Kippah

Thank you for your input, and please let me know if you think there’s anything else that should *definitely* be included, or excluded, from this list! God bless.

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