Making an ancient case
To make aliyah or not to make aliyah, that is the question...even in 538 BCE! Students in Ms. Novick’s 11th and 12th grade Tanach class role played characters from ancient Susa. Each had to make an argument for why they were or were not returning to Eretz Yisrael, even though King Cyrus was welcoming them back. Students formed their opinions based on readings in Tanach and what they had learned about life at that time.