In Grade 5

We had a very productive day this Sunday. We reviewed and learned that the Bible has three parts, Torah, Prophets and Writings. In Hebrew it is called Tanach.   ת – for Torah,  נ – for Nevee’im, כ- for ketoovim.  We learned that the Torah has five books divided into 54 portions with each having chapters, verses.  We start and finish reading the Torah on Simchat Torah.  We also learned that the last word of the book of Deuteronomy is ” Yisrael – Israel” and the first word in book of Genesis-  is “Be’reshit – in the beginning” (the name of the book in Hebrew).  We asked and answered some important questions such as what does Torah mean to me in my everyday life and why do we keep reading it again and again?

We were lucky to have our new Shinshinim from Israel Noa and Ido who came to our class to play a bit. They will teach us more over the year about Israel.

In Hebrew we are still working on the first prayer of the Amidah, Fathers and Mothers  “Avot  ve Imahot” . We have learned two prefixes AND –Ve, and THE – Ha, and a suffix US/OUR –Noo . We also learned about God’s powers.We are working on fluency and accuracy in reading.  As the time is so short, please ask your child to read to you or to their siblings or read with the help of the computer .

There is no need for registration or password just follows the instructions below:

www.behrmanhouse.com . It is an excellent tool to learn, review and catch up with the class. Enter the site practice prayer, click on the tool bar- learn, choose from the drop menu Hebrew, click on @home, click on Hinneni 2 (Red) and choose the prayer you want. Musical notes located by the prayer signify that you can listen to the singing of the prayer.

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