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Torah Learning through Tasty Fun!

Snack ideas children can make themselves, even on Shabbat,* taken from the weekly parsha. Use as an opening to a lesson, or as an end in itself!

Aaron Dressed for Work (Nature’s Nosh)

Leviticus 8:6And Moshe brought Aharon and his sons [Nadav and Avihu] closer, and washed them with water.וַיַּקְרֵ֣ב מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶֽת־אַהֲרֹ֖ן וְאֶת־בָּנָ֑יו וַיִּרְחַ֥ץ אֹתָ֖ם בַּמָּֽיִם׃
8:7And [Moshe] dressed [Aharon] the tunic, and belted him with the sash, and put on that the cloak, and placed upon him the Eiphod (apron), and secured the cloak with the decorated band. וַיִּתֵּ֨ן עָלָ֜יו אֶת־הַכֻּתֹּ֗נֶת וַיַּחְגֹּ֤ר אֹתוֹ֙ בָּֽאַבְנֵ֔ט וַיַּלְבֵּ֤שׁ אֹתוֹ֙ אֶֽת־הַמְּעִ֔יל וַיִּתֵּ֥ן עָלָ֖יו אֶת־הָאֵפֹ֑ד וַיַּחְגֹּ֣ר אֹת֗וֹ בְּחֵ֙שֶׁב֙ הָֽאֵפֹ֔ד וַיֶּאְפֹּ֥ד ל֖וֹ בּֽוֹ׃
8:8And [Moshe] placed upon [Aharon] the Choshen [breastplate] containing the Urim and Tumim.וַיָּ֥שֶׂם עָלָ֖יו אֶת־הַחֹ֑שֶׁן וַיִּתֵּן֙ אֶל־הַחֹ֔שֶׁן אֶת־הָאוּרִ֖ים וְאֶת־הַתֻּמִּֽים׃
8:9And [Moshe] put the headdress on [Aharon’s] head, and put on that the golden band, as G-d had commanded Moshe.וַיָּ֥שֶׂם אֶת־הַמִּצְנֶ֖פֶת עַל־רֹאשׁ֑וֹ וַיָּ֨שֶׂם עַֽל־הַמִּצְנֶ֜פֶת אֶל־מ֣וּל פָּנָ֗יו אֵ֣ת צִ֤יץ הַזָּהָב֙ נֵ֣זֶר הַקֹּ֔דֶשׁ כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר צִוָּ֥ה יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶת־מֹשֶֽׁה׃
  
8:13And Moshe brought Aharon’s sons closer, and dressed them in the tunic, and belted hem with the sash, and put upon  them head coverings, as G-d had commanded Moshe.וַיַּקְרֵ֨ב מֹשֶׁ֜ה אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י אַהֲרֹ֗ן וַיַּלְבִּשֵׁ֤ם כֻּתֳּנֹת֙ וַיַּחְגֹּ֤ר אֹתָם֙ אַבְנֵ֔ט וַיַּחֲבֹ֥שׁ לָהֶ֖ם מִגְבָּע֑וֹת כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר צִוָּ֥ה יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶת־מֹשֶֽׁה׃
  
8:30And Moshe took from the anointing oil, and from the blood that was on the alter, and sprinkled them on Aharon and on his sons with him, and he [thus] consecrated Aharon and his clothes and his sons with him[, for the purpose of serving as priests].וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה מִשֶּׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה וּמִן־הַדָּם אֲשֶׁר עַל־הַמִּזְבֵּחַ וַיַּז עַל־אַהֲרֹן עַל־בְּגָדָיו וְעַל־בָּנָיו וְעַל־בִּגְדֵי בָנָיו אִתּוֹ וַיְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת־אַהֲרֹן אֶת־בְּגָדָיו וְאֶת־בָּנָיו וְאֶת־בִּגְדֵי בָנָיו אִתּוֹ׃
8:36 And Aharon and his sons did all of the things that G-d, through Moshe, commanded them to do.וַיַּעַשׂ אַהֲרֹן וּבָנָיו אֵת כׇּל־הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּה יְהֹוָה בְּיַד־מֹשֶׁה׃

Ingredients as shown:

  • 1 Persian (small) cucumber
  • 1 mini pepper, yellow
  • 2 sesame seeds
  • 1 tomato or red pepper, any size (you just need a sliver)

Tools:

  • 1 knife (and cutting surface)
  • 1 vegetable peeler
  • 1 pair tweezers (optional)

Instructions (Note: you can skip layers; I included them so the kids (and I) remember that each layer matters):

  1. Cut off the top of one end of cucumber to reach the flat part.

2. Cut off another piece the length of your vegetable peeler blade, or a bit smaller.

3. Cut a round piece to form the face.

4. Slice the rest of the cucumber thinly.

5. Take the piece the length of the vegetable peeler blade. Peel around as long as possible. Continue after you reach the white part, so that you are making a wide, greenish-white strip. If it break, just start another strip (I saw this in a sushi-making video using a large cucumber, but they used a knife. I am not that skilled). Alternatively, just peel the cucumber and slice the pealed part thinly.

6. Place the round part of the cucumber on your surface. Cut one of the thin slices in half lengthwise. Arrange to form face and tunic.

7. Cut the peel to size to form the coat to cover the tunic. You may need a couple of pieces. (or alternatively arrange the green peels to cover most of the white tunic part).

8. Cut the white part to form the apron (eiphod).

9. Place on the coat.

10. Cut one of the flat edges of the yellow mini pepper.

11. Cut to a square, and place the “Eiphod” on the choshen. OK, mine was not exactly square, but it is supposed to be square. Maybe I will fix it for next year….

12. Cut the cucumber end in half. Cut a half-round from the remaining pepper part, trim so that it is the approximate size of the cucumber end. Place above the “face” (I cheated and hollowed out the cucumber half so that it could overlap the “face” a bit).

13. Cut a sliver off of whatever you are using for red. Place on “face” to form a mouth, add black sesame seeds, et voila’!

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