Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The JKHA seventh graders have been spending time studying plant life as well as brachot in their respective science and Judaic classes. To help them make appropriate and interesting connections, their teachers decided to join together to discuss how both science and halacha define fruits and vegetables. Students enjoyed learning why what may be considered a fruit scientifically, still warrants the recitation of “borei p’ri ha’adamah.” Students also enjoyed putting these lessons into practice as they made brachot on delicious blueberries, which they were surprised to discover can require a different bracha depending on where they were picked.

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