By COLlive reporter
Do you remember what you learned in Cheder? If you’ve learned Navi Shmuel Beis before, can you recall the name of the King of Ammon, the names of the two assassins of Ish-Boshes and the servant of Mipiboshes?
Students of Rabbi Yossi Zeidman‘s 6th grade at Cheder Lubavitch in Morristown, New Jersey, can answer these question particularly well because of a comic book.
The teacher and his class recently worked to author an original comic book featuring photos of the students acting as individuals mentioned in the book of Shmuel. Levi was King Chanun (answer to A), Shlomy and Yossi acted as Ba’ana and Raichav (B), and Avremy was Tziva (C).
The talmdim scripted and directed their own comic book, telling the story of the first 10 perakim of Shmuel Beis. They made costumes and backdrops.
“We encourage our Talmidim to use and integrate their creativity and imagination in a Torah way,” says Rabbi Aharon Wilschanski, Menahel of Cheder Lubavitch. “Projects like these are fun ways to enhance their learning and enrich our high academic standards.”
Rabbi Zeidman says he is proud of what his class has achieved. “They have a real comic book to take home that highlights our learning. Incredible, B”H! I would say it’s not often that students have published books at such a young age…but this class in 4th grade wrote and published a book about Navi Yehoshua!”
The comic book is full color and 28 pages, printed on standard comic book glossy paper. Bonus content in the back includes summaries and lessons from each of the 24 chapters in the Navi.
If you are interested in purchasing your own copy, contact the school at chedermorristown.org/contact