Leading Idea: Thinking about Journeys and Journeying

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Leading Idea: Thinking about Journeys and Journeying

The books of Bereshit and Shemot are full of journeys. Several ideas are explored here that prepare students for the pieces of narratives that they will encounter. In this regard the first set of discussion plans and activities can act as induction exercises to ‘journeying’ in general, as well as being used to explore more deeply questions students raise. Attention is drawn here to two aspects of journeying that can prepare students for thinking about this Parashah.

  • The meaning of journeying– what makes something a journey and what does journeying involve?
  • The act of going on a journey – what do the things people take on a journey tell us about the kind of journey they are on?


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