During sophomore year, students in religion classes focus on the Old Testament. To help the students better appreciate the Jewish roots of our Catholic faith, Jewish traditions are incorporated into the lessons. Mezuzah is a Jewish tradition of posting the Shema Prayer, "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!" (Duet. 6:4) on a piece of parchment that is contained inside a decorative case and placed on the doorpost of a Jewish home. It fulfills the biblical calling to Israelites in Duet. 6:9.

Students were challenged to write the Shema in Hebrew and create their own prayer. They also decorated a case for their prayer. The mezuzot were hung around the doors of religion classrooms, serving as daily reminders of their prayers.

 

 


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