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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!

Ki Tisa / כִּי תִשָּׂא : SHMOT (EXODUS) Exodus  30:11-34:35 (link to the text on Sepharia)

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Ki Tisa / כִּי תִשָּׂא : SHMOT (EXODUS) Exodus  30:11-34:35 (link to the text on Sepharia)

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There is SO MUCH in this week’s parsha that I have not been able to add it all! How we determine how to keep Shabbat, the 13 attributes of G-d, …I will update before Shabbat if I can manage!

Making a snack can be a fun way of keeping a child’s thoughts on the story. But food can be used in many ways. Many times, when teaching children, I simply took a bunch of baby carrots, declared one to be one character in the Torah and another to be another, had the carrot “people” act out the parsha, handed out hummus cups, and that was the lesson. Somehow the children paid more attention to this method of telling the story than my simply speaking or reading from a book.

The “Nature’s Nosh” primarily uses fresh fruits and vegetables; a healthy option, but a bit of planning is required.

The “Shabbos Stash,” on the other hand, uses a limited number of shelf-stable ingredients you can keep on hand, and use week after week.

Finally, if you have ideas and want to share them, please do! Note that if you post photos, you are giving me permission to have them on this web site (by approving your post). If you e-mail them to me, however, and tell me not to post the e-mailed photos, I will respect your wishes.

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* Although I have run the general concept of making these snacks on Shabbat, and some of my early experiments, by our Local Orthodox Rav, I do not have a mashgiach and do not run EVERY snack by a rabbi.  Accordingly, if you have any concerns about whether these snacks can be made on Shabbat, and what should be pre-prepared, I urge you to consult an authority of your choosing.  If you learn anything that is of concern (not a chumrah of your specific Rav but is a general halachic concern) please do notify me.