We tried a new art direction today with “torn midrash”. We talked about the concept of angels and what it means to be afraid, what makes us afraid and what makes us feel safe. The class watched G-dcast on You Tube to understand the meaning of the parsha, Was Jacob wrestling with an angel, with G-d or actually with his brother Esau?
We read a midrash called “What does heaven look like” from a collection of midrashim in God’s Mailbox. By accident we read about next week’s parsha, about Jacob’s dream in Genesis 28:10-12. This midrash reminded us about Jack and the Beanstalk because of the dream. It was sort of like Jacob was going back and forth between two places. First he wanted to be in somewhere else but everywhere he went, he was in the same spot. In Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack also went back and forth until he found out he was visiting his father’s old castle.
Have you ever read a story from the Torah and thought it was similar to a story you knew with a different title?
Rainbows mean peace, and courage all over the world. Ruler and blessings guide us through the natons and continents throughout the world. This was inspired by the blessing of the rainbow.
by Allie & Ben
The midrash that we read was very interesting. It was about how Noah and his wife, Naamah, helped repair the world. Naamah was in charge of regrowing plants and Noah was in charge of building the ark and getting the animals on it. It also included a part that was not written in the Torah and we had never heard it before. A raven planted the seed that grew into the olive tree from which the dove took the branch from.
by Tal & Hannah
The Torah has 54 parshiyot. Each parsha has paragraphs. Some parshiyot have a very little amount of paragraphs and some have a lot of paragraphs. We are up to the second parsha, Noah. We had a hard time finding what we wanted to see so we used the chumash. The sentence that we studied was this is the line of Noah. Noah was a righteous man…
by Ethan G., Jack, Lola & Ethan H.