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Dec 02

Wondering Together

Wondering Booth (noun): A small, enclosed space in Beit Nitzanim dedicated to conversation about children’s Big Questions.

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Over the last seven weeks, children have developed Big Questions. These are questions about ברכה (berakha—blessing) that matter to each child personally, questions that indicate a deep wrestling with ברכה (berakha—blessing) as a concept. Sometimes children turn to the ancient early rabbis to see if they’ve asked the same Big Question, and children figure out whether they agree or disagree with the rabbinic interpretation. Other times children turn to their peers for ideas.

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Here’s what it sounds like for three second graders to wonder together while the מורה (morah–teacher) simply listens:

When asked if children would like to enter the wondering booth again next week, every child answered “Yes!”

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