Created in partnership with Zion Ozeri and Josh Feinberg
Nursery School, Santiago, Chile ©Zion Ozeri
How does this photograph connect with the text for you?
How would you describe each of the children in this photo? What adjective or trait would you ascribe to each one? Do you think it’s possible to describe each of these children – or any child – with just one adjective, as the Haggadah does?
Which figure in the photograph best reflects how you might have posed for a picture like this when you were a child?
The Haggadah describes four types of children, or learners. Do you think it’s possible to represent all learners using just four types of children? Are there particular types of learners missing from this conversation? Which ones?
For Further Reflection:
It makes sense that different questions (or statements) by the four children receive different responses. The book of Proverbs says that it is important to educate learners according to the way they learn best. Read the text and consider: How do you learn best? What are some of the ways that teachers or mentors have helped you to learn new things? Do you think a person learns in the same way throughout his or her life?
- The idea of passing on stories to the next generation is core to the Passover haggadah. These verses, which are quoted in some of the answers to the four children, reflect that idea. But as this section of the Haggadah also makes clear, different people take in wisdom differently. What are some creative and interesting ways we might tell the Passover story to ensure that all kinds of "children" will hear and understand?
Tell Your Own Story:
Take a picture with this question in mind: What characteristics do you hope to embody as a learner or student? After you take your photo, give it a caption. You can find some helpful photography tips here.