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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!

Animal (Cracker) Sacrifice

Leviticus 1:1And G-d called to Moses, and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, and said:וַיִּקְרָא אֶל־מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו מֵאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לֵאמֹר׃  
1:2Speak to the Children of Israel and tell them:  If one of you make a sacrificial offering of cattle or sheep, you shall bring your offering…דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם אָדָם כִּי־יַקְרִיב מִכֶּם קׇרְבָּן לַיהֹוָה מִן־הַבְּהֵמָה מִן־הַבָּקָר וּמִן־הַצֹּאן תַּקְרִיבוּ אֶת־קׇרְבַּנְכֶם׃  
1:3Burnt offerings of these type shall be males without blemish.  They shall offered at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and offered to G-d.אִם־עֹלָה קׇרְבָּנוֹ מִן־הַבָּקָר זָכָר תָּמִים יַקְרִיבֶנּוּ אֶל־פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד יַקְרִיב אֹתוֹ לִרְצֹנוֹ לִפְנֵי יְהֹוָה׃  
1:4[The Kohen] shall place his hand on the head of the animal to be sacrificed, that it may be acceptable for [the offeror’s] atonement. וְסָמַךְ יָדוֹ עַל רֹאשׁ הָעֹלָה וְנִרְצָה לוֹ לְכַפֵּר עָלָיו׃  

Ingredients:

  • Crackers or Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 Animal Cracker
  • “Fire”: Orange or tangerine pieces (alternatively: orange cheddar)
  • Optional: Pecan halves

Tools: None

Instructions:

  1. Lay out your wood and/or alter (pretzels or crackers, and optional pecans) to form a sacrificial alter and/or wooden pyre.
  2. Place animal cracker on top
  3. Surround animal cracker with “fire.”

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