Parsha Craft: Korach. Aharon’s Budding Staff.
In this week’s Parsha, Parshat Korach, God commands each tribe to provide a rod and only the tribe chosen to become the priests would miraculously sprout overnight. Only Aaron’s rod, representing the tribe of Levi, “put forth buds, produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.” (Bamidbar 17:8). Before starting this craft, you can look at photographs of an almond tree and/or of the flower that has become known as “Aaron’s rod.” You can also discuss where else in the Torah staffs perform miraculous deeds (examples: splitting the red sea, turning into snakes).