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Visiting the sick (bikur cholim) is an important mitzvah (commandment) in Judaism, but preparing kids in advance is crucial. 

Use this family-friendly telling of the story of Shavuot to help your children understand the history and meanings of the holiday.

“Magical sparks” Gabi and Rafael return in this special Shaboom! episode for Passover. Together, they make a hide-and-seek game out of the process of removing chametz (bread and other leavened food) from their cloud. Meanwhile, down on Earth, Ben Plony is gathering chametz – including a forbidden donut! – for a food donation.

Soon, families will gather around the seder table to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, a major spring festival commemorating the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Today, the holiday is a celebration of freedom and family.

Our Purim story comes from the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which can be found in the Writings (Ketuvim) section of our Jewish Bible, or Tanach.

Our Purim story comes from the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which can be found in the Writings (Ketuvim) section of our Jewish Bible, or Tanach.

The world feels complicated and uncertain right now. Every day, a torrent of news comes out that can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children. As parents, we have an obligation both to keep our children safe and to give them the tools that they need to cope with a changing world. No matter who we are, how safe we think we are, or how smoothly our lives run, our children will eventually have to face something bad in the world. Here are a few ways to talk to them when the inevitable occurs

Sophie enjoys special time spent with each of her grandmothers, and eating their delicious chicken soup. Both her Jewish Bubbe and her Chinese Nai Nai have a special family recipe, and both compete for a special place in Sophie’s heart.

As adults, we must not let our knowledge of real-life violent adult events taint the innocence of childhood. Read these useful tips for parents and caregivers.

With eight nights to celebrate, Hanukkah is a wonderful holiday for families to enjoy together – especially if there are teens in the house or in your extended family.

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