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Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Tefilla instead of Korbanot.  Cake made by  the talented Bayla Barron
This week’s parsha teaches us that we are not allowed to steal.  Here is a game that is called steal the salami.
 The object of Steal the Salami is to take the "salami" back to your own side without being caught.
Split everyone into two parallel lines. Place an object in the middle, between the two lines. It could be anything you want.  A toy, a stuffed  animal that is in this week’s parsha etc..
Give everyone on one team a number, and then give the same numbers to the other team.
You must try to be the first person to grab the object if your number is called and then to bring it back to your team’s line untagged. As soon as you touch the object, the other person from the other team tries to tag you. If the other person tags you, you put the “salami” back.
Call out any of the numbers you gave out.  If the person brings the object back to their side untouched, they “stole” the salami.  Decide how many points you would like to play in order to win the game.

Here is a great way for my father and I to learn a little bit of Parsha each week, even though we live far from each other.
( I like the play on words of Abba in the word Shabbat and bat (daughter...) and Imabba meaning "with Abba" and Ima Abba written together!  Thanks Abba and Ima :-)

This week's Parsha starts out with the word Vayikra.  You will notice that the last letter in the word Vayikra, the aleph, is written in small.  Why is that so?
When Hashem told Moshe to write  Vayikra, “And He called”, Moshe did not feel comfortable writing it.  How could he write that Hashem called to him? He was just a man, how could he be important enough for Hashem to call him?  Moshe wanted to write Vayikar — “And He happened upon him.” This is written the same way when Hashem spoke to Bilam.  Hashem just happened upon him.
Even though Moshe really did not want to write the word Vayikra, Hashem told him to do so — “And He called”.  Moshe wrote the aleph at the end of the word, but wrote it in small.  The greater the person the humbler he is.  What an important lesson to learn from Moshe.


The first Korban in Vayikra,
Is described as the korban Olah.

Hashem told Moshe what Bnei Yisrael should bring,
When they gave to Hashem their burnt offering.

For this korban each brought on his own accord,
One was able to bring that which he can afford.

Each person on his own was able to  decide,
And he brought it either raw, or baked or fried.

Shlamim means peace because everyone,
Was able to have a piece of this korban.

Korban Chattat and Asham were the last two,
We learn about the karbonot and what one has to do.

There is something that the kohein sprinkles on all  korbanot,
Look it up in the parsha, see it and take note.
Can you guess what it is? Do you know the mitzvah?
Then you know the parsha puzzle to Vayikra!

Siddur Cake:
During the time of the Beit Hamikdash,  we would bring korbanot to Hashem.  Today we have tefilla instead of Korbanot.  Why not make a siddur cake?  Everyone will PRAY for more!

Here is what you need:
Moist yellow cake
Cake pan shaped like a book

Moist yellow Cake:
6 large eggs
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • Grease and flour the shaped pan.  Or use 2 9x13 pans.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat   the eggs until thickened and light colored.
  • Gradually pour  in the sugar, then the rest of the liquids.
  • Beat in flour and baking powder.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly and then turn upside down to remove from pan.
  • Frost as desired. 
Have an amazing Shabbat!  Ruchie

Answer to parsha puzzle: It is a Mitzvah for a Kohein to salt all sacrifices on the Mizbayach)

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