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For the Kids

by Abby Gilad

May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

In Parshat Behar the Israelites are taught about shmita (sabbatical). Every seven years, the Jews in Israel must not farm their land so that the soil may take

a rest. So, what does this have to do with

 

Mother's Day falls on May 9 and is like a once-a-year sabbatical for mothers. It is her day to rest, to not have to cook, shop or work. So give your Mom a nice Mother's Day this year. She'll appreciate that breakfast in bed so much, and will be able to return to working and caring for you with renewed energy!

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