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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!

Aharon and Sons

Leviticus 8:6And Moshe brought Aharon and his sons 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׃

I realized some things about this week’s snack after it was too late to start over… so the instructions are as shown, but pay attention to the italicized notes.

Ingredients as shown:

  • 3 small gingerbread cookies (I used the Pepperidge Farm “Gingerman” cookies; one suggested serving size is 4 cookies,)
  • 3 large marshamallows or 1 large marshmallow and a small amount of marshmallow fluff or just some marshmallow fluff.
  • Powdered sugar or potato or corn starch, for cutting (see https://parshanosher.com/about-marshmallows-and-cutting-them/)
  • 1 piece of square cereal or some apricot fruit leather or a piece of dried apricot
  • Fruit leather (preferably two different colors, can be shared) I only had one type of fruit leather at home, so used the same one for everything
  • 1 dried apricot or some apricot fruit leather
  • A bit of something red (e.g. red fruit leather or a craisin; can be the same fruit leather as above)
  • 2 sesame seeds

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers (optional)

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

  1. Put “tunic” on Aharon and his sons: if using marshmallows, cut each marshmallow so that you get the widest part of the marshmallow, stretch as much as possible to form the tunic. Alternatively, spread marshmallow fluff thinly to create a tunic on each of Aharon and his sons.

2. Cut a thin strip of fruit leather (any color), wrap around the “Tunic.”

3. (I forgot this part) Cut a piece of fruit leather to form a coat on Aharon ONLY.

4. For Aharon only: Cut another, different-colored piece of fruit leather to form the Eiphod. Put on tunic (or on coat, if you remembered it).

5. For Aharon only: Put the square cereal to form the Choshen, or cut an apricot or contrasting fruit leather in a square instead.

6. Cut the marshmallow scraps to form a more regal hat for Aharon, and simpler ones for the sons.

7. Cut a piece of apricot or apricot fruit leather to form the gold headband for Aharon only.

8. Add a small strip of whatever red thing you are using (I only had one type of fruit leather at home, so used the same one for everything) as a mouth.

9. Add black sesame seeds for eyes.

We’re ready!!!!!!!!!

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