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סתיו הנחל יסודי | Fall Creek Elementary: a Kavvanah for Teaching Children, by Eli Steier

Hebrew English

כֻּלָּנוּ עַם אֶחָד
We are all one people

עוֹלָם שֶׁל מִשְׁפַּחַת אַחַת
A world of one family

יֵשׁ רַק שָׂפָה אַחַת
There is only one language

וְאוֹתָהּ מִדְּבָרִים הַיְּלָדִים׃
and the children speak it.

I wrote this kavvanah a few years ago. At that time I lived in Ithaca, NY. I was a substitute teacher in the Ithaca Central School District. There was a community event at Fall Creek Elementary school, and the way families, faculty, students, and people from the area came together inspired the poem.

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