The Jewish Context of the Life and Words of Jesus
The Museum is a leading educational resource for teaching about Jesus and his Jewish world, and for the furthering of understanding between Jews and Catholics. This program provides a direct response to the Year 8 curriculum unit outlined in ‘Coming to Know, Worship and Love: A Religious Education Curriculum Framework for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne’ (published by the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne 2005).
• Religious life of Jewish people in 1st century Israel
• Roman political influence in 1st century Israel
• Social grouping in Jewish society at that time
• Changes to Judaism since the 1st century and Jewish life and practice today