Jewish Journal

For the Kids

by Abby Gilad

Posted on Feb. 26, 2004 at 7:00 pm

Take a Leap

Let's leap into the month of Adar! This is the month in which we are told: "The month of Adar brings great joy!" That is because Purim, a very joyous holiday, begins on the 14th of Adar. So, get into the spirit everybody and jump for joy!

Now don't leap to conclusions!

If you were born on Feb. 29th, 1980, how old would you be this coming Feb. 29, 2004? (Leap years happened in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000.)

What's the Connection?

After you find the words, try to put all the facts together. What did John Holland invent? Who is Mario Andretti? Who are Graham Nash and Jimmy Dorsey? You may need to ask your parents and/or the Internet for some help. Send your answers with what these guys all have in common to abbygilad@yahoo.com


Off the Page

"Dave at Night" is an adventurous book based on Gail Carson Levine's father's life. Dave's parents die and nobody wants him to live with them. Dave is placed in a cold, disgusting Jewish orphanage filled with obnoxious teachers. If you would like to find out what happens to Dave, read "Dave at Night." -- review by Yonatan Isaacs & Benjamin Rostami, sixth grade, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy

If you have a Jewish book you would like us to know about, review it and send it to abbygilad@yahoo.com .

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