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Thursday, August 17, 2017


This week’s parsha is called Re’eh which means see.  What better dessert to make then a happy face with glasses?  You will SEE - everyone will love this treat!

Educated Guess:
For six  years you’ve worked very hard,
In the seventh you must let down your guard.
You must leave well enough alone,
On all the land that you own.
All who want to take produce, let them be
Your land is now public property
Those who keep this law, it is promised to them
Their land will be fruitful; blessed by Hashem.
The mitzvah was given so that we know
It’s Hashem, not us, who makes things grow
We give up our fields, and forgive any loan
Because it’s thanks to Hashem, all that we own
Which mitzvah is this - go have a look,
Tell us which perek and which pasuk!

Answer to Educated Guess: The mitzvah of Shemittah, Devarim  15:1

Parsha in Action:
The end of this week’s parsha talks about the Shalosh regalim.  Three times a year the Bnei Yisrael make pilgrimages to the Beis Hamikdash.  
The Torah reviews the shalosh regalim and reminds the Bnei Yisrael to come to Yerushalayim with offerings.
You can play a game called Fruit Basket that is fun for all ages.  Have everyone sit in a chair in a circle, except for one player who is in the middle.  Every other person will get a name, Pesach, Shavuos or Succos.  The person who is in the middle calls out one of the chagim.  Those who have that name must get up and switch chairs.  The person in the middle must try to catch a seat in one of the chairs.  The person who does not have a seat calls out the next chag.  When someone calls out Shalosh regalim, everyone has to get up and switch seats.
This game is a lot of fun!  Enjoy!

Parsha Treat:
Easier Version:
What You Need:
Graham cracker pie crust
Cherry pie filling (or your favorite filling)
1 10 oz. container non dairy whip
I package instant vanilla pudding
A few pieces of sour sticks or licorice
Round cookies or fondant shaped in circles

Open up the pie crust.  Pour the cherry pie filling over the crust.  Pour the whip into a bowl.  Add 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (can use a little less).  Whip until it is stiff.  Pour the whip on top of the cherry pie filling.  Put in the refrigerator for an hour.  Take out and place the round glasses on top.  Shape the sour sticks into the glasses’ rims.  You can add a smiley face with the licorice.
This will be a great surprEYES!
Would love to hear from you.
Have a great Shabbat!!