Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Beautiful Things Come Out

Today we have the great pleasure of seeing two different, deeply beautiful items, outside of their casing.
First was butterflies! This morning three butterflies emerged from their chrysalis. The metamorphosis has been miraculous to observe. Today we watched them emerge, their wings harden, their proboscis merge, and their first attempts at flight. It was amazing.

A few days ago Chana asked an incredible philosophical question. "Does a caterpillar know it will become a butterfly? Or does it realize it when it is in the chrysalis? Or only when it is a butterfly he looks and says, 'Oh! I'm a butterfly!'?" When do we realize what we are and what we will be?

In preparation for Shavuot we learned about the Torah and its parts. In our classroom, we have a small 'not-quite-real' Torah. Today, Rabbi Margoloese took the real Torah out of the Aron HaKodesh and shared it with us. It was a pleasure for all to behold.

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