February 19, 2004
For the Kids
Ready, Steady, GJ
In our Torah we have reached Parshat Mishpatim. The Israelites have just been given the Ten Commandments, and now God spends a whole portion giving them laws that they will have to observe when they reach the Land of Israel.
It can take a long time to study something new: six to 12 months to prepare for a bar/bat mitzvah, four or more years to complete college, and even longer to learn about a new country. So even though they won't get there for another 39 years, God is getting the Israelites ready.
Keep it Clean
Every day is Earth Day! Jews are always thinking of ways to protect our Earth and keep her clean. Sam Avishay from Castlebay Lane Elementary School took Third Place in the Grade 4-5 Division in this year's LADWP Environmental Student Poster Contest. Along with the award, Sam also took home a $200 savings bond.
Here is what Sam Avishay, of Northridge, has to say about our relationship with the Earth: "If we continue to litter, cut down trees, and pollute our air and water it will reduce the quality of our life and we are also hurting nature, animals, and all living things. We live in a beautiful place and it is our job to protect and keep it clean and i think our generation needs to do a much better job of that."
Sam has drawn a crest that is divided into four sections. Can you tell me what he has drawn?
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Welcome to Avi's Jerusalem Restaurant
His food is great, but his menu, like his eggs, is all scrambled. Unscramble the names of the foods so that you can order: