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Friday, July 25, 2008

Dvar Torah for Parshat Matos

"When are we going to finally get to go to Mount Rushmore?" Josh asked for the hundredth time.

"We have to drive up just one more mountain," his father answered patiently.

"But dad," said Naomi, "we just drove up a mountain."

"You're right, Naomi. We drove up one mountain, but there is still some more mountains to go."

"Dad, we keep doing that over and over again," Josh whined. "Every time we reach the top, we keep having to climb even higher."

"You don't know how right you are!" exclaimed Mrs. Levy.

"What do you mean, Mom?" asked Naomi.

"Well, let's think about what Josh just said. We read in the Torah about the travels of the Jewish people. The Torah tells us about the many destinations through which the Jewish people passed as they traveled in the desert. The Torah begins by stating, 'These are the journeys of the Jewish nation as they came out of the land of Egypt.'

"The verse says 'the journeys', but it only took one journey, the very first one -- from Ra'amses to Sukkot -- for the Jewish people to get out of Egypt. Sukkot is already out of the boundaries of Egypt. Then why does the Torah say 'journeys?'...

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Why was the baby ant confused?

because all it's uncles were ants!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thought of the day

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there's a light from within.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


because he wanted to get his teeth crowned.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Easy shmeezy granola

1/2 cup oatmeal
1/8 cup cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter

What to do:
Mix together all the ingredients. That's it! Enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Decorated mirror

any kind of undecorated mirror, preferably with a wooden frame
scrap pieces of pretty cloth, buttons, beads, coins, silk flowers, ribbon, etc- the choices are endless

What to do:
Cover your work surface with a piece of newspaper so glue doesn't get all over.
Spread a layer of glue on one part of the mirror at a time. Stick on your decorations. You can overlap them or keep them separate. Don't worry about getting glue on the glass, it can be scraped off after it dries.
When you're done decorating, let the glue dry (it will become clear) before hanging the mirror.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


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