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Friday, May 9, 2008

Dvar Torah for Parshat Emor

by Leah Larson

In this week's Parsha, Parshat Emor, Hashem gives the commandments to sanctify Hashem's name, and not to desecrate Hashem's name. What does it mean to sanctify Hashem's name? Another word for sanctifying Hashem's name is 'making a Kiddush Hashem'. When we hear the word Kiddush Hashem, we might think of a great action from long ago. For many years Jews had to give up their life if they wanted to remain Jewish, and of course that was a big Kiddush Hashem. But now we, Baruch Hashem, live in a world where we don't have to give up our lives to be Jewish. We can live a Jewish life in peace and freedom. Now instead of dying for Hashem, we have to live for Hashem. We do this by living a Torah lifestyle, and by showing others how a Jew behaves.
For example, if you're out in the supermarket with your siblings, people around you are watching to see how Jews act. We are Hashem's representatives! If you are responsible and kind with your siblings, you hold the door for someone, or you offer to help an elderly woman carry her groceries, you make a big Kiddush Hashem! You show people that Jews are kind and helpful. But if you fight with your siblings, whine, and run around the store, then that is a Chillul Hashem, desecrating G-d's name. 
We are always Hashem's representatives, so wherever we are we have so many opportunities to make a Kiddush Hashem! Whether it's at school, in the park, on vacation, or in a museum, you can act the way that will make Hashem proud. 
Good Shabbos!

Joke of the Day

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Handsome who?
Handsome of those cookies over please.  I'm hungry!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thought of the Day

"Don't tell G-d how big your problems are -- tell your problems how big G-d is!"

When we realize that Hashem (G-d) can do anything and fix anything, our problems seem much smaller and easier to deal with. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Parsha Crossword Puzzle

Here is a crossword puzzle about this week's Parsha, Parshat Emor. For the interactive online version click hereClues:
2. For six days we work and on the seventh day is ________
3. We eat matzot on __________
5. On Rosh Hashanah we blow the ________
6. We count the Omer for 49 days, and teh 50th day is the holiday of ___________

1. The Kohen ______, the High Priest, is never allowed to become impure
4. The name of this week's Parshah
5. A newborn animal must be left with his mother for at least _______ days

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Apple Crunch Dip

You will need:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup rice crispies
2 apples

Microwave the peanut butter in until melty. Mix in the rice Crispies. Cut apples into slices and dip them in the crunchy dip! 

Monday, May 5, 2008

Want the next issue?...

Make a Flower Mirror

You Will Need:

Fake Flowers 
A wall mirror 
White glue , craft glue , or hot glue 

Arrange the flowers around the outer sides of the mirror (or any way you'd like) them, glue them down, and let it dry for at least 1 day before hanging it up . Gaze back at your pretty face, surrounded by flowers! 

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Survey of the Week

Oops! Sorry for the gap in posting - I will REALLY try to make sure to post every day, even though I'm very busy now. 

The Survey of the day is:
What do you think you can do to make a difference in the world?
Post your replies in the comments section.