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Yeladim

By Abby Gilad

March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

 

We read the story of Queen Esther, Megillat Esther, twice – on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Let's see if you know the story.

Put the parts in the right order.

__Mordechai tells... read full article

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Building Community

    This week's Torah portion, Vayakhel (meaning "and he gathered"), is about the community of Israelites building the Mishkan. Think about the communities you belong to: your school, your neighborhood and your synagogue. How can you be a bigger part of your...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    This week's portion is named for Moses' father-in-law, Yitro. Moses is exhausted because he spends the whole day talking to anyone who needs counseling or judgment. Yitro, who is visiting him, says: "You'll kill yourself if you keep up at this pace. Get some people to help...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    This week, we start a new year – and a new book. Shemot (Exodus) is the second book of the Torah. The Israelites are in the deepest winter of their lives – a dark slavery. In this book, we will read about their move toward freedom, rebirth and spring.

    Congratulations!

    So many...

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  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    This month, Tevet is the darkest month because the days are shortest. And, in this month, a siege began on Jerusalem, which eventually led to the destruction of the Temple. That is why we had a fast day on the 10th of Tevet (Dec. 22).

    But here's an interesting fact about Tevet and...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    At the Jewish Children's Bookfest at Mount Sinai on Nov. 14, children were given a journal and asked the following question:

    "What does being Jewish in America mean to me?"

    Here is our first response, by Caleigh Gumbiner, a fourth-grader at Balboa Magnet in Northridge: "To me,...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In Parshat Toldot, Jacob and Esau are born. Even though they are twins, they are opposites: Jacob is the quiet, studious type, while Esau is a hunter who loves to be out in the world. The world used to think of Jews as being just quiet and studious, but when Israel became a state the...

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