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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!

Biblical Structure of the Year

Leviticus 23:4These are the times that G-d decreed to be holy, as you will call them, in their appointed times.ד  אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם.
23:5On the fourteenth day of the first month, between the quarters [in the afternoon, there will be a Passover [offering] for G-d.ה  בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן, בְּאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר לַחֹדֶשׁ–בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם:  פֶּסַח, לַיהוָה.
23:6And on the fifteenth day of this month, will be the holiday of matzot (unleavened bread).  You will eat unleavened bread for seven days.ו  וּבַחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה, חַג הַמַּצּוֹת לַיהוָה:  שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, מַצּוֹת תֹּאכֵלוּ.
23:24… on the seventh month, on the first day of the month, will be a Shabbaton, a day of remembrance and truah (blowing of the horn), an occurrence of holiness…כד  …  בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ, יִהְיֶה לָכֶם שַׁבָּתוֹן–זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה, מִקְרָא-קֹדֶשׁ. …
23:27… but the tenth day of the seventh month will be a day of atonement, which will be designated as holy to you, and you will torment your souls…כז  אַךְ בֶּעָשׂוֹר לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי הַזֶּה יוֹם הַכִּפֻּרִים הוּא, מִקְרָא-קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם, וְעִנִּיתֶם, אֶת-נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם…
23:28…and all that which is Melacha you will not do on this day, because it is a day of atonement, to atone on our behalf, before Adonai your G-d.כח  וְכָל-מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ, בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה:  כִּי יוֹם כִּפֻּרִים, הוּא, לְכַפֵּר עֲלֵיכֶם, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם. …
23:34… On the fifteenth day of the seventh month there will be a holiday of booth for seven days, for G-d.לד  …  בַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יוֹם, לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי הַזֶּה, חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, לַיהוָה.

Use alef-bet cookies to demonstrate that in the Torah Nissan is referred to as the first month, while Tishrei is referred to as the seventh month!

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