Overheard in Anafim

“Quick, quick! They’ll see us!”

“This way, behind the pillar!”




“There were tiny people, and it was us, and there they were, huge…they started chasing us…”


(Context: In ענפים (Anafim, “Branches,” our 3rd-4th grade group), the children have been exploring the last text from our במדבר (Bamidbar, “in the wilderness”) theme, and adding their characters’ versions of the story to their journals. Translated excerpt from the Torah text:

 Forty days later they returned from scouting out the land. They came to Moshe and Aharon and the whole community of the Israelites in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh, and they brought back the information to the whole community, and they showed them the fruit from the land.

They told him: ‘We arrived in the land you sent us to. And it is flowing with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. But, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are protected by very great walls…'” (Numbers 13:25-28))


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