Today in TOG Co-op we had two delightful guest speakers. Mel & Joanne Walters are missionaries with the International Board of Jewish Missions ( and homeschool grandparents ). The came to share with us the significance of the Jewish Sabbath, or Shabbat, as part of our Tapestry of Grace week 7 study of the Mosaic Covenant and the Ten Commandments. The kids got to taste challah ( bread ) and drink grape juice, learned a phrase or two in Hebrew ( Shalom aleichem ~ peace be to you ), smelled the sweet spices in the spice box, and each received a widows mite ( coin ). The Walters did a wonderful job of conveying the lasting traditions and the strength of family that are part of this Jewish celebration.