In this parsha, the kohenim begin their service. Two of Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, offer a “strange fire before G-d, which He commanded them not” and die. We also get the laws of kosher and non-kosher animals and learn about the purifying power of a mikvah.
I know we’re all coming down (or is that recovering?) from Passover, but what better time to get into the kitchen and cook/bake with your kids? And you just might find a renewed appetite for different foods – and eager helpers!
-All about kosher!
- Watch a kosher kids cooking show
- Explain the rules of kashrut – here is one good example for kids
- Check out these fun kosher fish cupcakes (picture on the right!)
- Sort through your play food or animals and talk about what is kosher and not
- Cut out pictures of food from magazines/newspapers and glue onto a red (meat), blue (milk), or green (parve) sheet of paper
- For young kids: circle the kosher animals on this worksheet
-Check out what they’re doing here on a Jewish Homeschool.
-For older kids, you can do a Hebrew parsha word search, sudoku, or math puzzle here.
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