The Twelve Torah Passages
Here are many of Judaism's fundamentals brought forth through verses and sayings of our sages. The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught us these passages and encouraged every child to learn and recite them each day. We have been learning about the 12 Pesukim all year, but this week we focused our learning on these 5 Pesukim.
TORAH TZIVA LANU MOSHE MORASHA KEHILAT YAKOV
The Torah belongs to ALL of us. Whether we have studied Torah for years, or only know a very little bit, it is OUR inheritance - to learn and to keep, the very nicest present that Hashem gave us. And we know that we REaccept it every year on Shavuot on Har Sinai. We had fun decorated our own Har Sinai with flowers in the classrooms!
SHEMA YISROEL HASHEM ELOKEINU HASHEM ECHAD
"Hear O Israel, G-d is our L-rd, G-d is One" (Deuteronomy 6:4) The Shema teaches us that G-d is One, and that He is everywhere and we are never alone! We know that last week we learned about the Kotel and wrote letters to Hashem. This week we made our own colorful salt Kotels!
B’CHOL DOR V’DOR…
Over 3300 years ago Hashem delivered us from slavery in Egypt to freedom but we have to think as if we have personally been redeemed! When the Jews were in Egypt, even when they were slaves, they kept stood as proud Jews and kept their Jewish names! This verse teaches us none of us have “meitzarim” personal limitations and we can be ALL we want to be and we should be proud of who we are!
We were each created by Hashem and like a gardener cares for each flower Hashem cares for each of us and is PROUD of us too!
Hashem is closer than we think. When we study Torah and do Mitzvot we connect with Him!
We had fun exploring this in art. We drew links in white oil pastel and painted over it to show Hashem is always with us even though we may not see him.
We revisited our solar system because we will be working on our year long project solar system again next week.
We learned about Rainbow Raish.
We also acted as scientists and mixed primary colors to create our own secondary colors with pipettes and test tubes.
We colored love rocks in honor of Lag B’Omer and look forward to learning more about Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai next week.
We love ending our week with coach Anthony.
We enjoyed challah baking and a big Shabbos party outside with all our friends.
We look forward to next week when we learn and celebrate Lag B'Omer, Shabbat Shalom!