Let's start off today's lesson by listening to one of my favourite songs from a musical...
Can you start by writing a list of your 10 favourite foods? You've got 2 minutes. GO!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MISS CONSTANTINE (DO NOT PLAY UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE WRITTEN YOUR LIST...OR ELSE!)
This term's key question is 'How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?'
God asks Jews to obey specific rules about what they can and can't eat. Keeping these rules is their choice. Many Jews choose to do this because they respect God and want to do as He asks. They respect God’s authority and believe they have a special relationship with Him.
Many Jewish people follow the Kashrut (food laws outlined in the Torah - Judaism's holy book). These are the food laws which tell Jews which foods are kosher (which means they are 'fit to eat' and which foods are terefah (which means 'forbidden').
Watch the video below or read the information PowerPoint before completing today's activity.
For today's activity, I would like you to design a menu for a Jewish birthday banquet. Remember to consider all of the food rules that you have learned about before deciding on the dishes.
You may use the template below to write up your menu or you could design your own.
I have three final key questions that I want you to think about:
1. How important do you think it is to Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?
2. What does keeping Kosher tell us about Jewish people?
3. Do you think all Jews do this in the same way?