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Creative ideas to inspire your family and enrich your homes.

Maccabeats Newest Video: Home

  For those of us who are always on the lookout for a great new video or clip for our kids, the latest Maccabeats video certainly doesn’t disappoint. A mashup of songs about home straddles the worlds of New York and Jerusalem. A great feel good video for kids and their parents.  

Parsha Craft: Ki Teitzei. No-Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies

Introduction: In this week’s parsha, Parsha Ki Tetze, there are over 70 mitzvot listed! One of the most interesting of the mitzvoth is referred to in Hebrew as “Shiluah Haken,” meaning “sending away the mother bird.” The text is as follows:

Parsha Craft: Shoftim. Handprint Trees

Introduction: In this week’s parsha, Parshat Shoftim, we learn that during a war, it is prohibited to destroy any of the city’s fruit-bearing trees. Included in this commandment is the famous expression (Deut. 20:19) [...]

TableTalk: Ekev

A blessing in disguise.

TEN: Ekev

This week we are left with a few parting words as our time in the desert comes to an end.

Art Projects for the Nine Days

Nestled into each summer are three weeks leading up to Tisha B’Av, a fast day commemorating the destruction of the Temple. Traditionally, during those three weeks people abstain from large celebrations – no weddings, parties or concerts. The final nine days before the fast, people are even more diligent thinking about the destruction of the Temple and limiting their celebrations. All of this culminates with Tisha B’Av – one of Judaism’s major fast days.

Mizrach Coloring Page (click on picture to print)

Tisha B’Av Coloring Page (Click on picture to print)

TEN: Tisha B’Av

With plenty of down time available on Tisha B’Av, we offer you our TEN questions.

TableTalk: V’Etchanan

This week’s Table Talk invites us to look at the treasures we have.