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B’tzelem Elohim

Our current ShalomLearning value is B’tzelem Elohim (in the image of God). This unit explores how we can honor the image of God in ourselves and in others by how we act and behave.

Keep the Conversation Going…

Read the two Hassidic stories from “Who Are You?” by Erica Brown and discuss the following questions:

  1. What were the insults to “God’s images” that these two stories illustrate?
  2. How do you understand (in practice) the quote from Rabbi Arthur Green?
  3. What can block us from seeing the B’tzelem Elohim in the people in our family?
  4. What are some things we can do to see the B’tzelem Elohim in our family?
  5. How would viewing each other in that way enrich our relationships?
Josh Troderman

About Josh Troderman

Joshua Troderman, CEO of ShalomLearning has been a passionate innovator of Jewish education for the last 19 years. Josh has held teaching and administrative positions at a number of Jewish day schools, synagogues, and summer camps, including The Rashi School, The Rodeph Shalom Day School, The Kesher Community Hebrew School, The Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School, Congregation Kehillath Israel, Camp Ramah, Camp Edward Isaacs, and Storahtelling. Since 2009, Josh has also directed JChoice.org, a giving platform that empowers Jewish youth to learn about and experience the mitzvah of Tzedakah. Josh holds a master’s degree in Jewish Education (2005) from The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. He lives in Brookline, MA with his wife and two children, and can be seen playing keyboards and singing on Thursdays with his soul and funk band called The New Mother Earth.