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BLOG - Vav (6th) Week of  October 25

Morah Mary-Margaret-Judaic Studies

This week the students learned about the importance of taking responsibility for our actions and self-analysis as a step in the teshuvah process. Ask your children to share their impressions of Shel Silverstein’s poem Zebra Questions.  You can watch a video of the reading here:


·         Students reviewed teshuvah and how to name the four steps in the process. As a part of this we discussed the difference between "sorry" and "regret"--how do you feel abut the difference?

·         Students began to self-analyze their own strengths and how these will serve them in teshuvah.  (See video noted above).  Do you agree with what your child thinks are their strengths?

·         Students applied their personal values to a “what would you do” scenario-- and evaluated how strengths influence actions. What is the best thing to do if you encounter a bullying situation?  How can you use your strength of "intelligence" if the situation is very physical?

·         Students were introduced to Rabbi Hillel’s teachings of “If I am not for myself, who will be for me…” and asked to begin thinking about its meaning. We'll begin with this next week as we explore how we use our strengths to better ourselves and our communities.

Fri, May 7 2021 25 Iyyar 5781