Kippot are used differently because people have different customs. In orthodox communities only men wear kippot and they wear them at all times. In other communities people have the choice to wear kippot. And in some communities women are invited to wear kippot. Kippot symbolizes that G-D is watching us. This is important… Continue Reading Why do We wear kippot.
Why do we build a Sukkah? Well the real question you should be asking is: What does a sukkah represent? WELL, a long time ago there was the Israelite people. The Israelites had gone through a whole lot of stuff running away from Egypt including: slavery, plagues, being chased and eventually the Red Sea… Continue Reading Why do we build a Sukkah
Last week we sat in on the G-d talk group. They split into 4 groups and explored different stories. While exploring they were asked to answer the following questions. What is the story about? How is this story about G-d? What is G-d’s role in this story? What does this story tell you about the… Continue Reading The G-d Talk Special
Phew! We’re finally done with the 2017 High Holy days. It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks filled with fasting, Sukkah building, and no school. Our first holiday, oh so long ago, was Rosh Hashanah. It was especially fun to walk down to Klode park and participate in Tashlich. It was a great chance to… Continue Reading High Holy Day Reflection
Click below to see if you can figure out this tefilah crossword puzzle. All answers are prayers from the siddur. Crossword-1szgf64 -ES
We have the lulav and etrog because: The Torah instructs us to hold four species to celebrate Sukkot. On the first day you shall take the product of the goodly trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.… Continue Reading Lulav and Etrog
Why do we build a Sukkah? Well the real question you should be asking is: What does a sukkah represent? WELL, a long time ago there was the Israelite people. (If you don’t know what the israelites are click on this link to get a short description (only read the first paragraph.) The Israelites had… Continue Reading Why do we build a sukkah?
We asked 20 people some questions about their prayer and Jewish life and here are their answers: When asked what their favorite prayer was; 40% of them said Adon Olam. A lot of them liked all the fun tunes you can do in Adon Olam. We asked which out of these three prayer books (see… Continue Reading Upper School Tefilah Survey
In God Talk, we are exploring many different ideas about God. In this class period, I was inspired while sitting in Yom Kippur services, so we looked at the Yom Kippur prayer Ki Anu Amecha (We are Your people.) We discussed the translation of the prayer, the different lines we liked, the ones that made… Continue Reading Talking about God
Welcome to the blog. This is the home for the MJDS Tefillah blog. Here we write to inspire and bring knowledge to the students, staff, and parents of MJDS. We hope that you enjoy reading our blog. This blog is written by the upper school students. It is a way to explore prayer in a… Continue Reading Welcome to the Blog