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JKHA Students Connect Chumash Learning to Real Time Events

JKHA seventh and eighth grade students studying about the copper snake in Chumash Bamidbar learned that staring at the snake did not heal Bnei Yisrael; rather it was merely a vehicle to turn their hearts and tefilot to Hashem. Students were fascinated to realize that the symbol of a snake on a stick is actually a universal symbol symbolizing medicine. The message of davening to Hashem while receiving medical interventions could not be more timely. Students learned that there is actually a yehi ratzon tefilla quoted in the Gemara that is recited when receiving a medical intervention that many have recommended to say when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. With this knowledge students created visual presentations of the tefillah in Hebrew and English to share with relatives and friends who will be receiving the vaccine. This activity internalized the message that it is our responsibility to balance seeking medical intervention, taking health precautions and turning our hearts to Hashem with sincere tefillah.

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