UNIT 2: CELEBRATING JUDAISM: PESACH. Lesson 1. AIMS: To know and understand the significance of the Exodus (History) To know and understand the celebrations of Pesach (Symbols). What is Pesach?. Pesach is a Hebrew name for Passover Passover is an important Jewish festival.
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“We know now who the Jews are and where they came from, but they did not always live in Israel, at one time they were held captive as slaves in Egypt. Today the Jews have a festival which remembers their time in Egypt and in particular their escape from Egypt”
Write down a sentence for the following key words: -
Copy and complete the following grid: -
10 plagues words to describe how you feel.
Continue reading from “Escape from Egypt.
Being a slave is not something most people would want to remember. Why do Jews remember it so carefully? (clues; history, freedom, God’s love).
Write a dairy event. Imagine you are a Israelite. Write how you must have felt as slaves.
To know how Jews prepare and celebrate Pesach.
Unscramble the following key words: -
CLUE: The first letter starts from the capital letter.
Family is a central focus for continuing the religion. Pesach is very much a family festival, celebrated in the home with children and the mother playing a key role.
In pairs, note down definitions for the key words: Nisan, Seder, Synagogue, Haggadah and meal.
Read information sheet entitled: “Pesach preparation and celebration”
Read information sheet: “The Seder plate”:
Task 3: Copy and complete the following table: -
Name of food
What it reminds Jews of
What it looks like
Complete the blank proforma of the Pesach plate.
During the Pesach these words are read:
“ In every generation everyone should regard himself as if he had personally come out of Egypt”
What do you think this means and why is it important for Jews to do?
AIM: To gain further understanding of how Jews celebrate and use symbols to remember their historic event.
The waters of the Nile become blood.
Frogs cover the land.
Lice swarm over every man and beast in Egypt.
The wild beast appear and start to attack men and harmless animals.
The Egyptian cattle start to die.
Painful boils spreads throughout Egypt on man and beast.
Giant balls of ice, known as hail, crash down to earth from the sky.
Locusts destroy Egypt's crops, leaving them very little to eat.
Darkness falls upon Egypt for 6 days.
The first born child of every Egyptian was killed.
Read the information sheet “Elijah’s cup”
Copy and complete the below proforma into your exercise book.
What is this?
What does this represent?
What does this represent?
What does this taste like?
Imagine you are a Jewish child. Explain to a friend what happens during Pesach and the reasons why?