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Grade 8 Brings Baking to Shabbat Learning

In this week's Toshba (Talmud) Shabbat unit, Grade 8 students learned about two aspects of Shabbat: that Shabbat should be a spiritual day and try to emulate God, as well as a day to be grateful and not enslaved, which in turn is a day to enjoy. One particular ritual that they learned was that Jews are supposed to have challah at 3 meals. The students made challah that reflected the big ideas and specific rituals they learned and also their own personal connection to Shabbat.