Miriam’s association with water has led to an innovation on the seder table, Miriam’s Cup. This cup, filled with water, is meant to remind seder participants of the important role that women played in the Exodus from Egypt. Enjoy making this beautiful cup with your children.
Here’s an idea for you to share with your friends and family in preparation for your Passover seders. This activity can be done as a solo journaling exercise, as part of a chavruta (with a study partner), or together as a family.
Enjoy reading this Tu BiSh’vat story with your children, then download the printable version for them to create their own story booklet. Use the spaces provided to let them make their own illustrations.
Tu BiSh'vat reminds us of what new life can look like. When trees begin to blossom, even during winter time, joy can shine through. Listen to this bluegrass take on an old favorite by Matt Check and Naomi Less, to celebrate TuBiSh'vat. We dare you not to get up and dance!
Ben and Lila fight over their favorite bath towel, cup and everything else. Papa Plony is so distracted by playing his banjo that he forgot to make the challah that he promised Mama. Even Gabi and Rafi argue over who gets to practice what on their small cloud. We’ve all been there. Fortunately, some howling monkeys join the chaos to help teach about compromise and taking turns.
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2