Tetzaveh (and Zachor): Ideas and resources 1

This week continues the directions for preparing the mishkan (tabernacle): we hear about the menora and its oil, the clothing of the kohanim (and kohan gadol), how to purify Aaron and his sons, and how to make the golden altar for incense.

Zachor, a three verse snippet (Shemot/Deuteronomy 25:17–19), is read the week before Purim, too–yes, this is that week! Zachor reminds us not to forget Amelek and to eradicate the evil of Amelek from the earth.

Links: Here are the Aish, Torah.org, and Chabad pages on Tetzaveh. Here are some coloring sheets, a parsha song, and a fun video from Itche Kadoozy (my older boys love this silly series).



Talk about clothing: how does clothing affect us? (And this is NOT just about tzniut!)

Read about the symbolism of each of the kohen’s garments 

Jewish high priest wearing a hoshen, and Levit...

Make and dress kohen paper dolls like this

Make a choshen (breastplate) like this (craft)

Make an edible choshen like this (crackers, peanut butter, and jelly beans)

Our choshen
Here’s a one minute shiur on remembering Amelek

Read about remembering and rejoicing

What kinds of ideas do you have?

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A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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