Today’s topic is Bless.
Have you ever wondered why things happen or work the way they do? Every day, amazing events occur all around us - and even to us! Jewish tradition has many ways that we measure and mark these moments, events and happenings - most often by blessing! The nisim b’chol yom, prayers for daily miracles, help us identify and celebrate while acknowledging the holy in what could be glossed over as an everyday occurrence. And, the science behind all of this is fascinating. How we open our eyes, move our bodies and accomplish different tasks - all are moments of blessing! It is an important opportunity to recognize gratitude. What are the opportunities and functions for which you are grateful in your life? How can we be a blessing to others?
Each morning at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy East starts with a bang! Offering an experiment which connects to one of these daily miracles enables campers and staff to start their day with awe and wonder....not to mention some very cool explosions and reactions! This is a special example of how we can add moments of ritual and gratitude to our day as we explore, discover, learn and connect.
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