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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!

The Parsha Noshes

  • Fish with Fins and Scales

    Leviticus 11:9 Of all that which is in the water, whether in the ocean or in the rivers, you may eat [only] those that have fins and scales. אֶת־זֶה תֹּאכְלוּ מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר בַּמָּיִם כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ סְנַפִּיר וְקַשְׂקֶשֶׂת בַּמַּיִם בַּיַּמִּים וּבַנְּחָלִים אֹתָם תֹּאכֵלוּ׃ 11:10 And all that which does not have fins and scales, whether in…

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  • Animal (Cracker) Sacrifice

    Leviticus 1:1 And 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׃   1:2 Speak 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…

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  • Menorah

    Torah Pekudei/  פְקוּדֵי   Exodus  38:21-40:38 The Mishkan and all of its parts are finally completed! Time to put everything in place and light the Menorah! The Shabbos Stash and Nature’s Nosh this week are almost identical, so I am only making a single post. Exodus 39:32 And all of the work of building the Tent…

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  • We are All in it Together

    Torah Vayakhel / וַיַּקְהֵל* Exodus  35:1-38:20 *merged with Pekudei when not a Jewish leap year Parashat Vayakhel tells the story of donating to and building the Mishkan.   I have no brilliant insights this week, just a sort of secondary nostalgia.  It was a time when everyone felt they had something to contribute, and everyone was…

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  • Wise-Hearted Women Donating Cloth

    Torah *Vayakhel / וַיַּקְהֵל Exodus  35:1-38:20 Exodus 35:26: “And all the wise-hearted women donated cloth they had spun / וְכׇל־הַנָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂא לִבָּן אֹתָנָה בְּחׇכְמָה טָווּ אֶת־הָעִזִּים׃ This is a fun project that can be done all sorts of ways. As you can see, the bodies are cucumbers. I purchased multi-colored carrots and used a…

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  • Mishkan (Shabbos Stash)

    Torah *Vayakhel / וַיַּקְהֵל Exodus  35:1-38:20 Parashat Vayakhel describes the building of the Mishkan, illustrated in this Shabbos Stash Parsha Nosh. The description is too long to copy, but reading is worthwhile! This project used quite a bit of my Shabbos Stash ingredients, but please feel free to mix and match! Ingredients as shown: Tools:…

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  • Moshe Rabbeinu Holding the Tablets of the Decalogue

    Torah Ki Tisa / כִּי תִשָּׂא : SHMOT (EXODUS) Exodus  30:11-34:35 (link to the text on Sepharia) Exodus 24:12 And G-d said to Moses:  come up to me towards the mountain.  And be there.  And I will give you the stone tablets and the law and the commandments which I wrote in order to guide…

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  • Moses Holding Tablets

    Torah Ki Tisa / כִּי תִשָּׂא : SHMOT (EXODUS) Exodus  30:11-34:35 (link to the text on Sepharia) Exodus 24:12 And G-d said to Moses:  come up to me towards the mountain.  And be there.  And I will give you the stone tablets and the law and the commandments which I wrote in order to guide…

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  • About Translations

    Though I will continue to translate most of the text myself, I thought it would be disingenuous to claim I was doing so for Parashat Tetzaveh, as both snacks consist of making the Choshen, and I no independent knowledge of the meaning of the various stones. As such, I looked at the Sefaria.com Terms and…

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  • Standing Up to G-d

    Torah Ki Tisa / כִּי תִשָּׂא : SHMOT (EXODUS) Exodus  30:11-34:35 (link to the text on Sepharia) Everyone knows the story, and I knew it, too, or so I thought.  Moshe Rabbeinu goes up to Mount Sinai, the people below miscalculate and think he failed to return on time, and make a golden calf.  G-d…

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