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Yavneh Fifth Graders Explore the Role of Bread In Yetziat Mitzrayim

During the past few weeks Yavneh Academy’s fifth graders have been exploring the role that bread played in leaving Egypt. They asked the question “What makes bread rise?” Through an integrated project between general and Judaic studies, students began researching the answer to the question. A discovery that they made through mixing various combinations of flour and water is that the first leavened bread came out of Egypt! The students came to this conclusion through archaeological evidence, the text of sefer Shemot and hands-on science experiments. Now the fifth graders have a deep understanding of why leavened bread was so important to the Egyptians and why its opposite, matzah, is so crucial to Pesach and its story.

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