Judaism

Year 3 were exceptionally lucky to be visited by Mrs Goodman, a friend of Mrs Grimble’s, who talked to the class about Judaism.

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We began with a reconstruction of a Friday night Shabbat meal.

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The Jewish Day of Rest, Shabbat in Hebrew, begins on Friday at sundown and ends on Saturday at sundown.

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We made Kiddush by setting the table with a white tablecloth and candles and said baruch (prayers) for the wine and bread (before tasting the delicious challah bread).

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We then took our places in the synagogue. Special items within the synagogue were explained such as the bimah, everlasting light and torah scrolls.

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The children were encouraged to ask questions and we all sang songs in Hebrew. This was a unique learning experience for Year 3, one which we all enjoyed immensely.