Frisch Students Explore the Meaning of a Machzor Verse

October 3, 2019

In preparation for the Yamim Noraim, Frisch sophomores in Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe’s classes visited the Frisch art studio. There, they got to explore the meaning of a verse in one of the most evocative piyyutim in the high holidays liturgy: “Ka-chomer be’yad ha-Yotzer,” a metaphor describing Am Israel to Hashem as being “like clay in the hands of the potter.” The metaphor’s original location in Yirmiyahu (18:6). Frisch’s Visual Arts Director Ahuva Winslow guided the students as they molded and created their own pottery, noting how the clay could be formed at will yet also pushed back against their hands. Thus, the hands-on lesson brought the pasuk to life for the students.