Christian classical education aims to educate students with experiences that integrate the information poured into their minds with their soul. History came alive for the second-grade students who have been following the Israelites exodus from Egypt through their wanderings in the wilderness as they make their way to the promised land. While the Israelites were camped at Mt. Sinai, God gave Moses The Ten Commandments. The fourth Commandment instructs the Israelites to observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. In the Jewish faith, a Shabbat (Hebrew word for Sabbath) blessing is performed at nightfall on Friday to signify the beginning of the observance of Sabbath. Students were blessed with the opportunity to be part of a traditional Shabbat blessing performed by Pastor Josh Weidmann. The significance of each part of the blessing from the clothing worn to the braid of the Challah bread was taught. The students were eager to share their knowledge and were delighted to see the stories they have learned come to life. Thank you Pastor and Mrs. Weidmann for blessing our community with experiences that deepen our understanding and love for the Lord.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy (Exodus 20:8-11).

Please enjoy the short video. Shabbat Shalom!