Life on the Line

A six-session course exploring real-life issues that will test your courage and challenge your instincts. Discover what 3,000 years of tradition has to say about suicide, extreme sports, self-defense, the value of money and life, and rescuing strangers.

 

 

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A six-session course exploring real-life issues that will test your courage and challenge your instincts. Discover what 3,000 years of tradition has to say about suicide, extreme sports, self-defense, the value of money and life, and rescuing strangers.

Discover a different way of navigating through life’s tough decisions: this series demonstrates how to change direction and think “outward”. Students will become familiar with Jewish law as it pertains to aspects of modern life. In addition, students will be challenged and inspired to review their own role in society, learning the idea that Jewish law stresses our obligations to other people in order to fulfill the mission of Tikkun Olam, partnering with G-d to make a positive impact on the world.

Key Questions

Part One:
Heroes and Hoodlums
I. Are we obligated to help another person in distress?
II. Or, is saving someone’s life considered extraordinaryand heroic?

Part Two:
Your Money or My Life
I. Is it permitted to steal or damage someone else’s private property to save ourselves from danger?
II. Would we be required to pay for damages made during a rescue?

Part Three:
Living on the Edge
I. Is suicide prohibited under Jewish law? If so, why?
II. Is there a responsibility to save someone who is attempting to commit suicide or harm themselves?

Part Four:
Last Man Standing
I. Whose life is more valuable – you or your friend?
II. Is it morally acceptable to save your own life by killing another person?

Part Five:
Abortion on Demand
I. What is the Torah’s position on abortions?
II. Are there conditions under which Jewish law permits or mandates that an abortion be performed?

Part Six:
Life Worth Living
I. Does the Torah allow medical staff or family members to assist terminally ill patients to end their lives?
II. Is there value to a life that will be severely handicapped and need much care in order to function properly?

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 11 x 1 in
Includes

Lesson Videos, Marketing Materials, PowerPoint, Student Textbooks, Teacher’s Manual

Contact Info

Ms. Aliza Landes / 718.221.6900, ext. 156 TeensDesk@myJLI.com

Audience

Teens