Shorashimers Become Maccabees

This week in Shorashim we got inside the story of Chanukkah by becoming Maccabees.

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First, we made Judah Maccabee shields.

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Many Shorahsimers were excited because the nickname of Maccabee (meaning hammer) reminded them of some of their favorite superheroes.

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Whether we were superhero fans or not, every Shorashimer agreed that anything by the with the nickname “Hammer” was someone you probably would not want to mess with.

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We made our own shields like Judah and his Maccabees carried to protect them from Antiochus’ soldiers with some plates, crayons, and tape!

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We helped build and “rededicate” our own version of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, just like in the story.

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Many of our friends worked hard to build a Temple as beautiful as the one in Jerusalem.

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It may not have had gold or silver, but it had stained glass windows, and a special door for frogs!

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In Yetzirah, with Morah Naomi, we made dreidel decorations with watercolor.

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We colored in all of the sides of the dreidel, eve if the might lose chips if we landed on the letter (shin anyone?).

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We can’t wait to embark on more Chanukkah explorations next week!

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