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Hebrew Vocabulary

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – B’dikat Chametz (Searching for Chametz)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Can you find the last crumbs of chametz in your home?

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Chametz

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Cha-METZ literally means “leavened.” Preparing for Pesach includes removing all of the chametz from your home. The laws of Torah tell us that we’re not to eat, own, or benefit from chametz during the festival holiday of Pesach. In Ashkenazic households, chametz includes grains as well as legumes. There’s a tradition of selling your chametz [...]

Afikomen

Monday, March 24th, 2014

A-fi-KO-men is actually a Greek word for "dessert." During the Seder, we take one of the three matzot on the Seder plate and crack it in half. This is the "Ya-chatz" step in the 14 parts of the Seder. (Which makes for a very fun karate chop, "YA-chatz!!") The larger half of [...]

Megillah

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

M’gee-LAH is Hebrew for Scroll. In Jewish texts, there are 5 Megillot (plural) in the K’tuvim.
1. Song of Songs
2. Ruth
3. Lamentations
4. Ecclesiastes
5. Esther
Generally if there isn’t a name associated with the Megillah, it’s referring to Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther which we read on Purim.

Purimspiel

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Purimspiel (Pu-rim SHPEEL) is Yiddish for a Purim Play based on Megillat Esther. Usually the spiel is done in a comic style, as a satire, with music, silly characters, and even dance. It originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th century.
Check out Shira’s version, That’s How We Roll OR A Dr. Seuss [...]

Ra’ashanim or Gragger

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

RA-ASH-a-nim are noisemakers in Hebrew, or GROG-ger in Yiddish (from the Polish word “to rattle.”)
Learn how to make a grogger, kazoo, and tambourine HERE!

Adar

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

A-DAR is the 12th month of the Hebrew calendar. It’s a winter month with 29 days, usually coinciding with February/March. When there’s a leap year, an additional Adar is added to the calendar, called Adar Aleph or Rishon. When this happens (7 times every 19 years) the Purim holiday is celebrated in [...]

Sukkah Printable Coloring Page

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

It’s a mitzah to eat in the Sukkah.

It’s the perfect place for a fall campout!

Lulav Printable Coloring Page

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Shake Shake Shake the Lulav!

Etrog Printable Coloring Page

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Smell the delicious etrog!