What is a soul? What do we do with it? What makes us who we are? We are looking at the part of V’havta that talks about loving God with all of our hearts, our souls, and our power, and we are unpacking what all of that really means. Check out what your soulful kiddos had to say!
- What’s a soul?
- I don’t get what your soul is because you still have a heart and your heart and your soul. Are they just the same thing?
- A soul is something that many people think is real but for me it doesn’t exist. But if it did, I think it would be the way a person feels.
- You soul is love and memory, and also feelings. Because people say your memory lives on when you die and people say your soul lives on so it makes sense that your memory and your soul are connected. And your love will live on, so if you’ve ever said I love you to someone, then you’re passing some of yourself to them, and so they’ll always remember you.
- Something you can see someone’s potential from.
- I don’t think it’s a part of your body. If someone died their soul wouldn’t be dead too. What happens to it? I don’t know.
- With music, the sound goes into your ears and then it goes down, and your soul decides if you like it or not.
What responsibilities does having a soul give us?
- You’re responsible for creating your own path in life, and to use your soul wisely and do good in the world.
- To take care of yourself and the people around you.
- We have to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and bodies, and power.
What makes a person who they are?
- Things they like.
- The choices they make.
What makes you who you are?
- I can do a flip.
- I’m the only person with my name who lives where I live.
- I love swimming.
Why do we point to our heads when we sing the line about nafshecha?
- Your soul might live inside your body
- Your head is a hotel for the soul and the mouth is the door.
Enjoy these self-portraits that your kiddos painted of their souls! Catch us next week when we talk about mezuzah!