The big picture

The Torah at the British Library:

The British Library recently launched its exhibition of Hebrew manuscripts – amazing online resources go with this. Have a look: The big picture here shows the traditional silver pointer, the yad, ready to guide the reader of the Torah scroll through the text. Use it with your pupils (we have provided an online PowerPoint to use in the classroom) to get them thinking about the concepts of sacred words and holy texts, and considering the meanings of some words from the Torah in Jewish life today.
Sarah Boyle, an RE Lead in Tower Hamlets, went to the launch and reports for us

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