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Festival of Light

Classes 7 and 8 were visited by Mr Bloom, who came to talk to us about his religion of Judaism.  He told us all about the special festival of light called Hanukkah, which is celebrated by Jewish people.  First of all, he told us the story of Hanukkah and why it is such an important festival.  He then introduced us to some of the special traditions that Jewish people take part in to celebrate.  We played a special game with a spinning top called a dreidel or sevivon.  Then we got the opportunity to light the Menorah and reflect on why light is so important across many religions.  Finally, Mr Bloom kindly shared some traditional Hanukkah treats- doughnuts cooked in oil, as a reminder of the oil in the Temple menorah.  We all learned a lot of new facts about the festival and enjoyed meeting our special visitor.
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Picture 3 Playing the dreidel game.
Picture 4 Which way will it land?
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Picture 7 Lighting the menorah.
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Picture 10 Wearing a Jewish kippah.
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