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Parsha on Parade - Deuteronomy! - parsha on parade deuteronomy devarim torah
Parsha on Parade - Deuteronomy!
Quality Educational Entertainment for the Whole Family.
Ages: 3 & Up
Media: CD-ROM
Version: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

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Online Price: $39.95 (List Price: $49.95)


See also:
Parsha on Parade – Complete 5 CD Set!

 


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About - Parsha on Parade - Deuteronomy!

Reuven A. Stone and Menachim Z. Shimanowitz have joined forces with TES, producing a 5 part multi-media series that teaches the Parsha (weekly portion of the Torah ) in a fun and exciting way.

Colorful, interactive screens for every Parsha feature the episode, coloring pages, midrash, games and puzzles as well as roll-over action, original music, animated buttons and the voices of those zany Torah Tots.

Childen of all ages will love clicking their way through this one-of-a-kind multi-media extravaganza. Its a valuable learning tool that will bring joy and edutainment to every Jewish home and school for years to come.


Features - Parsha on Parade - Deuteronomy!

Topics Covered include:

  • Rebuke of the Tribes
  • The Appointment of Judges
  • The Mission of the Spies
  • God Commands Israel to March Toward the Land
  • The Conquest of Og
  • The Inheritance of Reuben Gad and Half of Manasseh
  • Setting Aside the Cities of Refuge
  • Not Succumbing to Prosperity
  • Teaching the Tradition to Children
  • Remembering the Exodus and the Tribulations in the Wilderness
  • Aaron's Death
  • Firsthand Knowledge of God's Miracles
  • The Great Virtues of the Land
  • Blessing and Curse
  • Sanctity of the Land
  • Sacred Foods Consumed Only in Jerusalem
  • Permission to Eat Unconsecrated Meat
  • General Principles of Observance
  • A False Prophet
  • One Who Entices Others to Go Astray
  • Permitted and Forbidden Food
  • The Second Tithe
  • Remission of Loans
  • To Be Warm-hearted and Open-handed to our Brethren
  • A Jewish Bondsman
  • Three Pilgrimage Festivals Pesach Shavuos Succos
  • To Come to Jerusalem With Offerings
  • Establishment of Just Courts
  • Blemished Sacrifice
  • The Death Penalty for an Idol Worshiper
  • The Rebellious Elder
  • A King in Israel
  • God Sends His Prophets to Israel
  • Preserving Boundaries
  • Conspiring Witnesses
  • When Israel Goes to War
  • Those Unqualified to Fight
  • Overtures for Peace
  • Preservation of Fruit Trees
  • Unsolved Murder - The Axed Heifer
  • Treatment of War Captives
  • The Firstborn's Inviolable Right
  • The Wayward and Rebellious Son
  • Punishment of Hanging and Burial
  • Concern for the Property of Another
  • Male and Female Garb
  • Sending the Mother Bird from the Nest
  • Defamation of a Married Woman
  • Forbidden and Restricted Marriages
  • Sanctity of the Camp
  • An Escaped Slave
  • Interest free loans
  • Vows to God
  • A Worker's Right to Eat of the crop while working in field
  • Divorce and Remarriage
  • Kidnaping
  • Slander
  • Dignity of a Debtor
  • Timely Payment of Workers
  • Individual Responsibility
  • Consideration for the Orphan and Widow
  • Gifts To the Poor from the Harvest
  • Penalty for Embarrassing Another
  • Honest Weights and Measures
  • Remembering Amalek
  • First Fruits
  • Blessings and Curses
  • Moses' Final Charge to the People
  • Moses Takes Leave

Program Features Include:
  • Interactive overview of each Parsha
  • Animated Characters and Original songs
  • In depth narrated story of each event in the Parsha
  • The narration uses special sound effects and voices for effect
  • Quizzes for grade levels 2-8 on each Parsha
  • The Midrash on the Parsha
  • For little tikes there are Coloring games with songs on each Parsha
  • Ten in depth quizzes for older kids on each Parsha
  • Master test on all of Exodus
  • Parsha Art on each Parsha
  • All Picture libraries are printable as well as colorable on screen

BONUS: Built in Teachers Resource Archive with everything a teacher needs to customize the Parsha learning experience in the classroom.



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Reviews - Parsha on Parade - Deuteronomy!

Judy Siegel - Jerusalem Post (9/1/2005) wrote:
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

Some haredi rabbis ­ most of them Israelis ­ regard the computer and the
Internet as an unkosher, subversive influence liable to lead impressionable
Jewish children astray. Then there are those who view these as tools that
have a great potential to educate and bring Jews of all ages closer to their
heritage if used correctly. The second view is represented by this excellent
entertaining and educational program, which took 18 months to complete. It
is the first in a five-disk series that will, over the next few years, cover
the entire Pentateuch ­ no company has ever attempted this before.

With growing assimilation and intermarriage in the Diaspora, turning
children on to Jewish tradition if the Jewish people are to survive is a
major task recognized not only by the religious leadership abroad but by
secular Jewish communal organizations as well. Formal Jewish education in
day schools is most effective in promoting identity, but parents who canıt
afford this near-luxury or those not inclined to send their children to
these institutions can at least buy software for home use that grabs usersı
attention. The teaching approach of Parsha on Parade focuses on keeping the
childıs attention, and then offering games that reinforce the material
taught.

The program begins with a very catchy, original tune with these lyrics:
³Parsha on parade through the streets of Totsland..., itıs time to celebrate
­ Hurray! ­ because learning the Parsha means thinking of Hashem each
day...² Click on any of the 12 boxes representing the Torah Portion as they move
across the screen, or just enjoy the song and wait until the screen
stabilizes and shows a brown building with 12 arched windows. Pass your
mouse cursor on a window and out pops several of the diskıs imaginary
characters: Baruch McBracha (who has a Scottish drawl ­ mistakenly given as
³brawl² in the list of the cast of characters ­ who wears a top hat and a
red tuxedo); Talmi D. Torah (the ³on-the-go Torah scroll²); Simi the Siddur)
and the rest. Two rather sinister characters ­ Yetzer Hara (the evil
inclination) and his cousin Lushie Lashon Hara (evil tongue) are used
elsewhere in the disk, and are barred from the honor of introducing the
Torah portions. All the voices used for the characters, which range from
cowboy to Scottish to New York-style Yiddish accents ­ are provided by one
man named Shloimy Bluth.

There are several ways of getting into each portion: Peek at the Parsha, in
which you get a short summation; This Weekıs Episode (a longer summary); and
the whole biblical text in English only: all of these can be fully printed
out. Thereıs also a speedy search engine that finds any chapter and verse in
Genesis. The first two introductions to the portion are geared to kids who
grew up infused in American culture. For example, the ³episode² on Bereishit
begins this way: ³Iıll trade you one Big Bang for six days of Creation. Itıs
the Big-Inning, and youıve got box seats to witness the creation of our
world in the next exciting episode of Parsha on Parade.² Other phrases that
might confuse or even dismay straitlaced Israeli haredim are that ³Hashem
pulled the plus on mankind² during the great Flood or the fact that Abram
(before his named was changed to Abraham) ³tried to smuggle Sarai over the
Egyptian border into a suitcase with clothes, but he knew customs agents
would probably force him to open his suitcase.²

Each portion comes with more than a dozen games, such as identifying graphic
symbols that stand for Hebrew letters to make words and sentences from the
Pentateuch; multiple-choice tests of knowledge as the clock ticks, and more
than five dozen original drawings to be colored in using the computer or
printed out for crayons. An entire section is dedicated to teachers who need
class material.

If Torah Educational Software wants to translate the disk to Hebrew, Russian,
French, Spanish, and other languages, it will have to adapt the content to
suit the individual cultures, but the result will be welcome.


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