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Feb 05

New ways לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel)

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have opened up the second category of our theme, לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel). We are considering the following question: what feeling do I feel when I try this way לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel)? Sometimes the answer to that question is a mark (mark making), or a word and sometimes the answer is actually a different question, what does my face or body do when I try this way לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel)?

This is what happened when we did תפילה (tefila), meditation:

Some children sat up tall and stayed still.
Some closed their eyes, and moved around…
Some children stayed in a laying down position, some stretched out, while others kept their arms and legs close together, some wanted to be covered up….

Here are some of the words that children used to describe what they felt when they did this kind of תפילה (tefila), meditation:

Quiet

Peaceful

Kind of tired

Nice

Good

I wonder what new feelings we might feel as we continue to explore during our theme!

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