Journal #21

We have spent a lot of time talking about Kavod and Kindness this year. Despite these conversations we continue to have instances when students speak to each other without being kind, without Kavod. What can you do to make sure that you are treating others with kavod and kindness? What changes do you need to make? How can you stop yourself when you get ready to speak in an unkind way? What can you do when you get ready to speak or act in a disrespectful way?
Give a detailed answer to this. Think hard about who you may have been unkind or disrespectful to and how you can improve your behavior.
I understand that some of you may choose to answer this privately. You can send it to me as a comment on my blog or post on your own blog.

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Question #25

This week we read the parsha Metzora. What disease is discussed?

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Journal #20

Today we observed Yom HaShoah. In 2-3 good paragraphs explain why you believe it is important to observe a day remembering the Shoah.

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Question #24

If you are in school on Friday (4/13) our digital scavenger hunt will count as your Question of the week. Have fun and do a good job!

If you are OUT of school this Friday, answer these questions:
1. What is the Hebrew date of Yom HaAtzmaut?
2. How many years old is the modern state of Israel this year?
3. What is the capital of Israel?
4. What is the current population of Israel?
5. Which religions consider Jerusalem the center of their religion?

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Question #23

This Shabbat (3/23-24) has a special name. What is it?
How is it determined when we observe this special Shabbat?

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Journal 19

Choice #1:
Post a recipe for your favorite Passover food.

Choice #2:
Describe your favorite Passover custom

Choice #3:
Draw/design a Seder Plate.

Students attending the Gesher Convention can do one of the above or explain what the Gesher Convention is and what was unique and special about it.

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Question #22

IF you are/were at school on Friday AND you complete the Passover Scavenger Hunt you can count it as your Question of the week. For those of you who were not in school on Friday or did not complete the Passover Scavenger Hunt take the Passover Quiz and send me your score.

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Journal #18

6th grade:

You watched the movie The Big Miracle today. Please write a brief summary of the movie and then connect it to the mitzvah of Tzar Ba’aley Chaim – צער בעלי חיים.

Make sure that you explain the guiding principle of צער בעלי חיים as part of your explanation. 7th grade:

Write one short paragraph about your experience at Mt Herman today.

8th grade:

You watched the movie My Sister’s Keeper today. Write a short description of the movie and then connect it to the mitzvah Pekuach Nefesh – פקוח נפש. Explain the mitzvah and how it would effect the decisions and choices that were made in My Sister’s Keeper. 

 

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Question #21

This Shabbat  is Shabbat Parah / שבת פרה.

  1. How is it determined when we celebrate Shabbat Parah?
  2.  What do we do different as part of Shabbat Services on Shabbat Parah?
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Journal #17

Today you need to think about what you are grateful for in your life. You can write about it, make a word cloud, take a picture – do something that expresses what you are grateful for.

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