Tag: asking questions

Bursting with ideas!

This week at the Jewish Enrichment Center, we started our new theme: יוֹסֵף (Yosef)! After hearing the text (Genesis 37:1-11) for just the first time, the children in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) were absolutely bursting with questions and ideas. “This is Ya’akov and all his children. Everyone except …

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What is holy?

A new, teeny tiny text:   וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם “Adonai said to Moshe, Say to all the group of the Israelites, ‘Be holy, for I, Adonai your God, am holy”   ( ויקרא; Vayikra, Leviticus 19:1-2) A 9-year-old responds using micrography: “What is holy / …

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