Question #11

The holiday of Thanksgiving is based on a Jewish holiday. Which one?

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Journal #9

Pirkei Avot, Chapter 2:5
מסכת אבות פרק ב

“הלל אומר, אל תפרוש מן הציבור”

Hillel would say: Do not separate yourself from the community.

Explain how the Thanksgiving project we are preparing for is an example of putting this verse into practice. Why is it important that we reach out to members of the community who we don’t even know?

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Journal #8

This Shabbat is Veteran’s Day.
Journal Choices:

1. Write a letter to someone you know who is a veteran thanking them for their service and explaining why that is so important to you. SEND it to them after you copy it to me or post it on your blog.

2. Don’t know a veteran? Write a letter to any veteran thanking them for their service and explaining why it is important to you. Send it to me and I will send it for you.

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Question #10

This week we read the parsha Chaye Sarah – חיי שרה. .
1.Who died in this parsha?
2. Where did the burial take place?
3. How are the mitzvot known as Mitzvot HaMet מצוות המת related to this portion?

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Journal #7

6th and 7th:
Write 2 good paragraphs:
You did the mitzvah of “honoring the elderly” – כבוד זקנים״ this week. How did you do it? What you did you do? How did it make you feel? How do you think it made the seniors that you interacted with feel?

8th grade:
You should have commented on Exhibits 1, 2 , 3 & 4 on JCAT in class this week. For you journal please comment on at least 3 other people’s comments or email directly to other participants.

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Question #9 (Due by Tuesday 11/7/17)

1. How do we know that G-d wants us to do the mitzvah of visiting the sick from our reading of the parsha “Vayera” – וירא ?
2. What is the Hebrew name for this mitzvah?
3. How do we know that G-d wants us to welcome guests from reading the parsha “Vayera” – וירא?
4. What is the Hebrew name for this mitzvah?

(IF you can not type in Hebrew on your device you can hand this in to me written on paper.)

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There is no journal assignment due on Monday, 10/16.

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Question #8

Complete this Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah quiz and send me your score. Remember that you can retake this quiz as many times as you need to in order to get an acceptable score.

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Journal #6

6th and 7th grades: Write one good paragraph.

On the holiday of Sukkot the commandment is to “Be Happy.” Why do you think we need to be commanded to be happy?

8th grade:

Write a draft of your character profile for JCAT.

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Question #7

Please take this Quiz on Sukkot. Remember that you can retake it as many times as you would like to until you have a score you consider acceptable.

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