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Yom Kippur

Also known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is one of the most important days of the Hebrew year. In this lesson, students learn about this important Jewish holiday. They also practice synonyms and antonyms and talk about New Year's rituals.

This lesson mentions refraining from drinking alcohol and refraining from having marital relations. Kapparot, a tradition involving a chicken, is also described. Teacher discretion is advised.

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  • fate
  • repent
  • synagogue
  • fast
  • lotion
  • marital relations
  • look forward to
  • ritual
  • serenity
  • optimism
  • angel
  • confess
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Extra Information(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)