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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!

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  • Parting of the Sea (Nature’s Nosh)

    Beshalach / בשלח : Shmot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16 Exodus 14:10: “And as Pharoh neared, the children of Israel saw that Egypt (the Egyptians) was riding after them. And they were very frightened, and cried out to G-d. 14:13: “And Moshe said to the people: Don’t be afraid. Stand firm, and see the saving acts of G-d,…

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  • Celery Locust

    Bo / Nature’s Nosh Well… we were iced in when I was preparing this week’s parsha, so the photo shown does not reflect the envisioned final project. However, believe me…putting this little celery guy on a pretzel rod adds quite a bit, both to the visualization and the snack! Ingredients: Tool: Instructions: 2. Choose one…

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  • Parashat Va’eira: The lessons we learn as children shape us.

    Almost every Jew, no matter how removed or secular, attends Passover seder most years.  Since childhood, we learn that being who we are matters, and our lives matter and are worth defending, but that we still do not rejoice in the pain of others, ever of our enemies, even if they are trying to kill…

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  • Shmot / Va’Eira Shabbos Stash: Moses and Aaron approach Pharaoh.

    Aaron, to show proof of the message comes from G-d, follows G-d’s instructions and throws down his staff, which turns into a snake. Pharaoh’s magicians show they can do the same. But even when Aaron’s snake eats theirs, Pharaoh refuses to let us go to the desert to worship G-d. The 10 plagues follow… Though…

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  • FAQs

    Q: Don’t the Shabbos Stash snacks use a lot of sugar? A: Actually, no. Though the Torah should be sweet, we want our children to be healthy, too. Accordingly, most of the Shabbos Stash snacks contain less than 15 grams of sugar. You can also reduce the amount of sugar in a snack by having…

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  • Shmot/Baby Moses made of Rice and Seaweed

    Nature’s Nosh When contemplating this week’s snack, I originally planned to have a tiny cucumber baby with a green olive head, nestled in a mini pepper basket, with little black sesame seed eyes. Then I discovered I am out of sesame seeds and someone ate all the olives, so this is what you get. Maybe…

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  • Batya, Daughter of Pharoh: Coincidence or Rebel?

    I have long been fascinated by the story of Pharoh’s daughter (to whom we refer as “Batya,” meaning “daughter of G-d”), who pulls Moshe (soon to be Rabbeinu) from the Nile.  A daughter of Pharoh, she clearly was aware of the edict declared by her father after the midwives serving the Jews failed:  he tasked…

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  • Shmot/Baby Moses in a Basket

    Shabbos Stash Shmot Exodus / Shmot 1:1-6:1 Moses in Basket (Genesis / Bereishit 41:1) Exodus Chapter 2  א  וַיֵּלֶךְ אִישׁ, מִבֵּית לֵוִי; וַיִּקַּח, אֶת-בַּת-לֵוִי. 1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. ב  וַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה, וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן… 2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son; … ג  וְלֹא-יָכְלָה…

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  • Mikeitz/ Nature’s Nosh

    Mikeitz Genesis / Bereishit 41:1-44:17 Sleeping Pharoh (Genesis / Bereishit 41:1) א  וַיְהִי… וּפַרְעֹה חֹלֵם, …. 1 And … Pharaoh dreamed…. Ingredients: Per snack: Tools: To Prepare: Cut ingredients as shown. Assemble. Eat! Delicious with hummus and pretzels!

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  • Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

    ד  וַיֹּאמְרוּ הָבָה נִבְנֶה-לָּנוּ עִיר,וּמִגְדָּל וְרֹאשׁוֹ בַשָּׁמַיִם, וְנַעֲשֶׂה-לָּנוּ שֵׁם:  פֶּן-נָפוּץ, עַל-פְּנֵי כָל-הָאָרֶץ. And they said: ‘Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven. And let us make ourselves a name, so that we are not scattered on the face of the whole earth.’ Ingredients Tools Prep work To Assemble

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