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A Jewish family are having the Seder meal at Pesach (also known as Passover). The woman of the house says a blessing over the candles and the male symbolically washes his hands. The family take turns to read from the Haggadah, a special book that tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The family drink wine or grape juice and spill ten drops to symbolise each of the ten plagues.
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17 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

After watching the clip, read the story of Moses together as a class. Choose one child to be the woman of the house and one to be the man of the house. Whilst reading the story, the children could drink four small cups of juice (or water if easier and less messy!). Put paper towels in the middle of each table so that the children can spill ten drops to symbolise the plague.

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