This week in Beit Nitzanim, we’ve been exploring the בית הכנסת (Beit Keneset). We have a map of the building we’ve been using to color-code our maps to help us decide which rooms are בית מדרש (Beit Midrash, for study), or green; בית כנסת (Beit Kenesset, for gathering) or blue; or בית תפילה (Beit Tefilah, for prayer), or red.
We had a conversation about what color the ספרייה (sifriah – library) should be!
Boy 1: It’s learning, so we should turn it ירוק (yarok – green).
Girl 1: In between ירוק and אדום (adom – red) because you’re learning here, but there are also prayer books. You might learn here with friends, so it’s also כחול (kahol – blue).
Boy 2: Yeah! Because you hang out here. You pray out here from the books and you learn from the books!