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Min Ha’aretz: Making Meaning from Our Food (Journal)


This curriculum allows students from grades 5-9 to explore the question, what is the relationship between Jewish texts, traditions, and practices and the food we eat? More specifically, how does Judaism relate to all the processes and choices involved in how we grow, harvest, prepare, and eat our food, as well as manage our waste? At the beginning of Min Ha’aretz, students encounter the driving question of this curriculum: what is the relationship between Jewish tradition and food? Over the course of twelve lessons, divided into five units, the students explore this question and develop a deeper understanding of both the question and its myriad answers.