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May 13

Finishing our Mural for שמיטה

This week, Shorashim and Shteelim completed their final יצירה (yetzirah – art/creativity) project for our current theme, שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  Both groups worked together to create a large mural made from painting and collage.The first three panels of the mural show what happens to the land during the years leading up to שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  Those three steps are planting seeds on the land, letting crops start to grow and finally picking the fruits and vegetables, gathering them all up!  Then, every seven years, שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release) comes around.

We made two panels on the mural to represent שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  The first panel of שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release) shows what it looks like at the very beginning of that year.  Crops might still be growing still but most of their produce has been picked.  The second שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release) panel shows what the land might look like much further into the year.  Things are wild and overgrown and the land is full of perennials, the fruits and vegetables that come back every year without having to be re-planted.

Here are some photos of how the mural turned out:

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