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Letter from Valley Forge

In Social Studies we learned about the Revolutionary War. We wrote a letter as if we were a soldier in Valley Forge in the winter.

Dearest Family,
General Washington has chosen Valley Forge as our winter encampment. ‘Tis freezing here. The conditions are brutal and we are losing soldiers by the day. We have no shoes or clothes except for the ones we wear. There are no hospitals and typhoid and pneumonia are spreading throughout the encampment. We have no food except for fire cakes which taste nothing like cake but more like paste. If we are lucky we get the occasional meat and bread. We are freezing to death and I have just witnessed my best friend’s death due to pneumonia. Soldiers are deserting the army very fast. I hope we lose no more soldiers than we already have. I am thankful that winter almost over and I see that General Washington is too.

Your dearest, William Smith

 

מכת בכורות

 In Jewish Studies we learned about the plague of death of the first born. God started the plague. It started at midnight. Before the plague started the Egyptians were told to give their gold and valuables to the Israelites. All the first born died from the poorest to the wealthiest like Pharaoh. The Israelites were told to put lamb’s blood on their doors so the angel of death would pass over them.

מכת חושך

In Jewish Studies we learned about the plague of darkness. It lasted for three days.  Where the Israelites (ארץ גושן) lived there was still light. Moshe asked Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Pharaoh said that they could leave but they had to leave their animals. Moshe said that if they weren’t allowed to bring their animals they wouldn’t leave at all. Pharaoh got angry and told Moshe that if he came to him one more time, Pharaoh would have Moshe killed. Pharaoh’s heart hardened and he didn’t let the Israelites go.

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Mulitipling Fractions

In math we learned how to multiply fractions. Here is my Educreation.

מכת ברד

In Jewish Studies we learned about the plague of hail. Moshe started the plague by throwing his hands in the air and hail came down. The parshanim (פרשנים) thought that it lasted for a month. The plague affected the Egyptians their plants and animals because the plants caught on fire. Pharaoh’s heart hardened and he didn’t let the Israelites go. In the ice there was fire but the ice didn’t melt. (יש אש על הקרח והקרח לא לנמס) רשי said that the ice and the fire made peace and it was a miracle in a miracle. (רשי אומר שהקרח והאש עושים שלום וזה נס בתוך נס) Pharaoh said that he sinned(פרעוה אמר פעם אחת שהוא חטא)

מכת שכין

 In Jewish Studies we learned about the plague of boils. The parshanim  (פרשנים) thought it lasted for a month. I also thought it lasted for a month.  Moshe started the plague. He threw dust (פיח) into the air and the plague started. The Egyptians and their animals were affected by the plague. Pharoh’s heart hardened and he didn’t let the Israelites go. This plague is similar to the plague of lice because they follow a pattern of two plagues with a warning. In the  plague of lice and the in plague of boils,God didn’t warn Pharoh for those plagues.