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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!

Gathering Wheat, Leaving Gleanings

The admonition to leave food for the poor and resident alien appears in both Parashet Kedoshim and the parsha immediately following, Emor:

Parashat Kedoshim:

Leviticus / Vayikra 19:9When you reap the harvest of your land, do not cut all the way to the edges of your field, and do not gather the gleanings of your harvest (pick up what has fallen out of your harvest).וּבְקֻצְרְכֶם אֶת־קְצִיר אַרְצְכֶם לֹא תְכַלֶּה פְּאַת שָׂדְךָ לִקְצֹר וְלֶקֶט קְצִירְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט׃
19:10Do not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; leave them for the poor and the resident alien: I, HASHEM, am your God.וְכַרְמְךָ לֹא תְעוֹלֵל וּפֶרֶט כַּרְמְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט לֶעָנִי וְלַגֵּר תַּעֲזֹב אֹתָם אֲנִי יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם׃

Parashat Emor:

Leviticus / Vayikra 23:22When you reap the harvest of your land, neither cut all the way to the edges of your field nor gather the gleanings of your harvest; leave them for the poor and the resident: HASHEM am your God.  וּבְקֻצְרְכֶם אֶת־קְצִיר אַרְצְכֶם לֹא־תְכַלֶּה פְּאַת שָׂדְךָ בְּקֻצְרֶךָ וְלֶקֶט קְצִירְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט לֶעָנִי וְלַגֵּר תַּעֲזֹב אֹתָם אֲנִי יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם׃ {פ}  

Ingredients as Shown:

  • 1 Date
  • 2 Almonds
  • Pretzel Sticks

Tools:

  • Knife (need not be sharp

Instructions:

  1. Cut date in half crosswise. Each date makes two “people.” Remove pit if the date contains a pit.

2. Put cut side down on our surface. Press an almond into the top to form the “head.”

3. Arrange as desired to illustrate gathering wheat, but leaving the corners of the fields uncut, and that which has fallen, for the poor and resident aliens to gather.

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