Wonderful Word Search: Balak

Balak asks Balaam to go and curse the Israelites who were considered a holy people. God tells Balaam not to curse them, but Balaam goes anyway. Once the way, an angel stops Balaam and Balaam’s donkey warns him as well against cursing the Israelites. Balam ignores the warnings and keeps on going. Each time Balaam tries to curse the Jews another blessing comes out. Balak is furious. Balaam tells Balak a prophecy of what is to come. Sadly, this week’s Torah reading ends with the Jews sinning.

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Maze Magic: Nasso


So much of this week’s Torah reading is dedicated to donations being given to the Tent of Meeting. Please help the leader of the tribe of Judah bring his silver bowl donation.

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Maze Magic: Beha’alotcha


This week we learn about life in the desert. A cloud hangs over the Tent of Meeting during the day and a pillar of fire hangs over the Tent of Meeting at night. It is used to help lead the way through the desert.

Help the cloud find its way to the top of the Tent of Meeting.
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Maze Magic: Shelach


This week the twelve spies are sent to the land of Israel to scout the land.The spies encounter sons of giants, and giant grapes, pomegranates and figs. They returned to the Israelites after 40 days and told them all they had seen, frightening the Israelites so badly they wanted to return to Egypt to be slaves! Two brave spies speak up and try to calm the fears of the Israelites.

Help the Spies find the giant grapes this week.

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Maze Magic: Balak


Balak was the king of Moab, and he watched as the Jews conquered many other nations. Balak became scared and hired Balaam to put a curse on the Jews. Balaam was a prophet and knew he should not do this but he was excited by the wealth he was promised. His Donkey tried to warn him and finally when Balaam arrived to curse the Jews, a blessing came out instead!

Help Balam find his donkey!

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Parsha Craft: Shelach. Israel Map Mosaic

In this week’s parsha, twelve spies go to investigate the Land of Israel (Canaan). Some of the riches of the Land are described in this week’s Parsha, including the famous expression that it is a “land flowing with milk and honey.” In this craft, kids will learn to recognize the basic map of Israel and will enjoy decorating the map using dried food products.

Parsha Craft: Balak. Donkey Paper Bag Puppet

In this week’s parsha, Parshat Balak, we meet the second (and final) talking animal in the Torah (the first being the snake in Eden). The Moabite prophet Balaam is sent to curse the Israelites and his donkey sees an angel in their path. When the donkey stops, Balaam strikes him. God opens the mouth of the donkey and he complains to Balaam about his maltreatment. Finally, Balaam’s eyes are opened to see the angel.

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Menu Madness: Bamidbar

Camping Gear: This week’s parashah begins with details about Bnei Yisrael’s travels in the desert.

Torah Treats: Beha’alotcha

In this week’s Torah reading, the rabble rousers in Bnai Yisrael complain about their lack of nourishment. They cry out for meat and fish and even reminisce about the watermelon they had back in Egypt.

Torah Treats: Shelach

This week’s Torah portion talks about the spies who scouted out the Land of Israel. Upon their return, the spies reported that the grapes were so big that they required two people to carry them.