Jewish Journal

Kids Page

by Abby Gilad

Posted on Jun. 17, 2004 at 8:00 pm

Aaron and the Almond

Moses' brother Aaron, our first high priest, had a staff. One day, it grew almond flowers and fruit. It was God's way of showing the Israelites that Aaron was personally chosen by God to be their spiritual leader. He became like a father to the Israelites. Almond in Hebrew is shaked, which also means diligent and fast. Aaron was very fast at one particular thing -- stopping arguments and bringing love back to people who were angry. Find the Aaron who lives inside you. Use him this summer when you are at camp, or meeting new people on vacation. Greet friends with a smile and with affection -- and it will come back to you really fast.

Present Time

What You Need:
1. Plain white paper
2. Pair of white boxer shorts that will fit Dad
or Grandpa
3. Fabric crayons (these are special crayons labeled
for fabric) 4. Iron
5. Hard flat surface (such as a countertop) 6. Scissors

How To Make It:
1. Draw a picture or design on the white paper. 2. Cut around the picture once it is complete. If you need to, darken in some of the lighter areas of the drawing so that it will transfer well.
3. Have Mom (or another grown-up) iron the design onto the shorts according to the instructions on the back of the package of crayons.
4. Wrap it up and give to someone special.

Father's Day, Hooray!

Fill in the blanks to learn the history of Father's Day: birthday, June, Spokane, 1910, honor, five, Mother's.

Sonora Louise Smart Dodd lived in _________, Wash. After her mother died, her father raised her and her _______ siblings. One day, in 1909, while listening to a sermon about _________ Day, she decided that she must create a day to _______ fathers. She chose ________ 19, because it was her father's _________. She gained national support and Father's day was first celebrated in ______.

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