Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Shabbat in the Upper Primary (18/03/2016)

 As part of our RME topic in upper primary we have been learning about Judaism. As part of this project we held a respectful Jewish Shabbat on Friday 18th of March. Shabbat is a weekly Jewish festival which starts at nightfall on Friday and ends at nightfall on Saturday. It is a day of rest and represents the Lord creating the world in 6 days and resting on the 7th day. They also remember and celebrate Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. They celebrate with candles, blessings, wine or grape juice, special Challah loaves and they all gather together in celebration. Challah loaves are special bread made each week for Shabbat; a very special ingredient is honey as this represents the holy manna bread dropped from heaven for the Israelites while they travelled through the desert. We made Challah loves and invited lower primary to share with us in our celebrations. We also each made a piece of felt which we cut and made into a small skull cap called a kippah these are the caps worn by Jewish men when they attend the Synagogue. We wore our kippahs during our Shabbat.

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