February 10, 2005
Forefathers of freedom
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy." – Abraham Lincoln
What did Moses and Abraham Lincoln have in common? The answer is: They both helped to abolish slavery. Lincoln set in motion the idea of a United States that was made up entirely of free people of all colors. All people deserve the same rights – and they have the same responsibilities. In our weekly portion, Terumah, Moses collects money from all the Israelites so they can build the mishkan, the desert sanctuary. If you have rights you also have responsibilities. That's what growing up is all about.
Honest Abe Quiz
1) Lincoln was born in
a. Arkansas, 1859
2) Lincoln was which president?
a. The 10th
3) What is the Emancipation Proclamation?
a. A document Lincoln signed to abolish slavery.
Build a Log Cabin
Lincoln was born in a log cabin. As the Israelites start to build their sanctuary in the desert, you can build a log cabin for Lincoln.
You will need:
* Square tissue box
1. Cut top off of a box. Turn upside down and cut doors and windows as shown. Leave door attached at one side so that it can close.