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Teaching about Judaism

On Friday, the students from the Al-Farqun Academy came to visit. We explained basic things about Judaism, and we learned a few things about their religion as well. We then went to Habijax, Habitat for Humanity. I had a great time and would love to do it again. It is important to spend time with people of other cultures because as Jewish people, it’s important to be welcoming.

This ties into the verse: “אל תפרש מן הצבור- Do not separate yourself from the community”. You should learn about other religions, and be part of the community. I think it was a great experience for me to learn about their religion a little bit, as well as them learning about ours. I felt excited to teach other people about Judaism. It was a lot of fun to make friends while doing a mitzvah, by cleaning up the Habijax neighborhood.

Adding Integers

In math, we learned how add integers. Here’s an example.

In math this week, we learned how to identify graphs and make graphs to show change. Here is an example.

Falling Over Sideways

Recently, I finished a book called Falling Over Sideways, by Jordan Sonnenblick. It’s about a girl named Claire, who’s beginning to fall behind her friends as a dancer. She’s also dreading the first day of 8th grade. One night, she gets into a fight with her father, and then the next morning, he slumps over the dinner table. After a trip to the hospital, they discover he had a stroke. Will Claire be able to catch up with her friends, or will she fall further behind? I enjoyed this book a lot, and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys realistic fiction.

Observing Yom HaShoah

Recently, we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was an important event in history, although not a good one. It is important that the Holocaust is remembered because it was such a terrible event and took the lives of millions. We need to remember it so it doesn’t happen again. If we forget, people will deny the Holocaust even happening, and it would be like they were all forgotten. The people who died would not be honored and respected.

The people who survived the Holocaust should share  their stories. Will need to be informed of what happened and so it will never happen again. The Holocaust remembrance day is sad and serious day for everyone. We need to be informed of what happened and so it will never happen again. The Holocaust remembrance day is sad and serious day for everyone. In Israel  a siren goes off and everyone sanding silence to remember the Holocaust. The Holocaust is something that we need to remember.

Solving Variables

In math, we learned how to solve variables. Here is an example.