February 23, 2006
The Navon family -- Rebecca, Ariella, Eitan, Elisha and Asaf -- gave us our pick for our new name: YeLAdim, which means children in Hebrew. The large L and A are in honor of where we live (good thing we aren't in New York or it wouldn't work). Thank you to all the kids who sent in ideas for a new name -- you are really creative!
Kein v' Lo:
This section of the page will be a way for you as kids to sound off on an issue. This month's kein v' lo (yes and no) is about Queen Vashti. Is she, in the 21st century, a role model for women?
The Kein Side:
The Lo Side:
We aren't saying which is right and which is wrong. We want to know what you think. E-mail your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Vashti. We'll publish your opinions on a future yeLAdim. And whether you like poppy seed or cherry filling in your hamantaschen
-- Happy Purim!
"Purim is when we celebrate Jews being free to have their way of life and live peacefully. It teaches fairness and kindness, because it said Haman needed to be kind to people that were not like him, and that Esther was very fair in how she got him to stop.
"But the most important thing about Purim is that it's a lot of fun. You eat yummy foods and have a big carnival. For Purim, I plan to attend my religious school's Purim carnival and hear the Megillah." -- Mimi Erlick, 10, Farragut Elementary School, Culver City, and Adat Shalom Religious School.
Do you want to share your opinion about something? Just e-mail email@example.com and put About...(your topic) in the subject line. We'll print as many as we can.