The Weekly Text, September 7, 2018

As we go into the long Rosh Hashanah holiday weekend here in New York City, I’d like to wish my Jewish friends, colleagues, students, and neighbors a joyful and safe new year.

Apropo of the holiday (see below as well), here is a worksheet on Shimon Bar-Kokhba, a great Jewish warrior who fought against nearly impossible odds when he took on the Roman Empire under Hadrian. This comprehension worksheet accompanies it.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

2 responses to “The Weekly Text, September 7, 2018

  1. Hey Mark,

    Mark from Ecuador here. Great resource, I’ll use this for my class on Monday (eighth grade humanities) as we begin to study the fall of Rome before moving into feudalism. It will be a great opportunity to expose them to Jewish history which they don’t usually get introduced to until they study the Holocaust. All of my students are ELL’s so this will be especially helpful.

    Best wishes,


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