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For the Kids

by Abby Gilad

December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

Celebrate Our Home

At the end of Parshat Vayetze, Jacob sets out to return to his parents' home. He has spent 36 years making money and creating a family. And now he can finally look forward to seeing the land that he loves.

Many of us feel this way about Israel. We want to visit this beautiful country that holds so much of our Jewish history. It is so exciting to be there, eat the food and learn things about ancient times. But some of us just can't get there yet, so we pray for the well-being of Israel and its inhabitants.

Riddle Me This

Charan is the name of the town that Abraham left; where Isaac returned to in order to find his bride, Rebecca; and where Jacob fled to escape the wrath of Esau and marry Laban's daughters, Rachel and Leah.

Mount Ararat is the mountain on top of which Noah's ark landed. In which country can we find both of these biblical sites?

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Poetry Corner

Israel --
An Acrostic Poem
Important to all Jews
Sad things are happening
in the Jewish homeland.
Remember that
Jews everywhere are
hoping for peace.
A place of great beauty.
Every Jew prays for you.
Land of milk and honey.

Leila Hakim, fourth grade, Sinai Akiba Academy



Israel

When I went to Israel,
I felt very spiritual
Since I touched the Western Wall.
When I went to Israel,
I smelled falafel and shawarma.
When I went to Israel,
I met a lot of friendly people.
They were very kind to me.
When I went to Israel,
I felt very relaxed,
Floating on the Dead Sea.
It tasted very salty.
When I went to Israel, I heard a lot of good music.
When I went to Israel,
I saw lots of old buildings.
I love Israel.

Brandon Moghimi, fourth grade, Sinai Akiba Academy

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