They're everywhere these days: ads for toys show up on TV, in shop windows, and throughout your Facebook newsfeed. When you're a parent to kids who have been mentally compiling their Hanukkah wish lists since autumn began, it can be difficult not to get swept up in the consumerism that often accompanies the holiday season.
It can be difficult to find fun Hanukkah kitchen activities for little ones. Making fried foods, like latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), can be dangerous to make with children, and even cut-out Hanukkah cookies require some dexterity. That’s why my family likes making edible hanukkiyot (menorahs).
At a dreidel-making workshop, Jeremy’s friends think that he is molding a secret code on his clay dreidel. However, they soon find out that he is really making a special gift: a dreidel with Braille letters on it for his father, who is blind.
Create a lantern to light your way as you soak in the beauty of the night air and reflect on the miracle of Hanukkah. Perhaps this might inspire a new Hanukkah tradition. This is a fun and easy activity to do by yourself or with your family. Once you've created your lantern, enjoy a nature walk observing the night sky illuminated by the glow of your lantern.
Dina and her family move to a new city right before Rosh HaShanah. The move brings about a set of problems. When the family goes to the local synagogue to celebrate Rosh HaShanah, Dina doesn’t recognize anyonet. However, the family then receives help from an unexpected source!
The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2
Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2