Whats so Jewish about Ducks, Cats, Dogs and other Animals?
The Kindergarten classes teamed up last Sunday to discover “Whats so Jewish about Ducks, Cats, Dogs and other Animals?” We learned that there are commandments in our Torah on how to take care of animals.
Some of these commandments are:
- Never be cruel to animals.
- Let animals rest from work on the Sabbath.
- Give animals water and food before attending to your own needs.
We learned that taking good care of animals is a mitzah! With this in mind we watched a You Tube video about a man who “saves the day” for a mama duck and her ducklings (Wonderful true story. Go to You Tube- Banker Helps Mother Duck and Her Ducklings).
Responsibilities come with having animals so, working together and using blocks, the children created shelters and took care of some of Rocki’s very special stuffed animals. And, of course, everyone went home with those adorable feathered duck paper bag puppets!