August 11, 2005
The Summer Fast
In the middle of summer, when it is the hottest, we are told that we cannot eat or drink for one whole day. It was on the ninth of Av that the Romans burned Jerusalem and destroyed our Temple. Tisha B'Av (the ninth of Av) falls this year on Sunday, Aug. 14. The fast begins the night before at sunset.
The rabbis say that the Temple fell because of "senseless hatred" among fellow Jews. Solve the word search and discover the hidden message. It will tell you what senseless hatred is. Put the words you need to find together in the right order so that you will know what not to do.
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What you need:
1. Photo of someone or something dear to you: a family member, a pet, a friend, a teacher, a place, a favorite activity.
4. Construction paper
"Love Me Later" is a storybook about a Jewish boy named Abe. He spends an afternoon discovering life -- exploring his backyard. The author, Julie Baer, has illustrated her book by creating intricate collages. You, too, should spend an afternoon exploring this book and then doing the collage activity that Julie has created just for you.