We have been busy in 7th Grade!
In Hebrew we are working on expanding our vocabulary and our conversation as we continue to learn about school’s subjects, food, drinks, music genres, musical instruments and the names of the months. Each student recognized his/her birthday month as a spacial one for them.
Every week we read from Sedra Scenes on the weekly Torah portion and that opens up a conversation on main topics of the portions.
We continue to read from Judaism’s Great Debates by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz about “Sexual Equality” within the creation of humankind, and how does it manifest in our life today. Men and women as equal partners, their intellectual and spiritual equality. We read the conflict of Moses & Korach, and we dealt with questions regarding leadership traits, element of elitism in leadership? Should certain positions of authority be restricted to an elite group? and what are the advantages and the disadvantages of elitism. We also read about King David and prophet Nathan.discussed the circumstances of revealing a friend’s secret, and how a secret can be helpful or harmful in a relationship. We also read the story of the Five Daughters of Zelophehad’s & the Twelve Tribes. The power of women during biblical time and now. How their power evolved and changed with time.