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Friday, May 18, 2012



We are now up to the last Parsha in Sefer Vayikra,
Bnei Yisrael needs to have their hearts in the Torah.
If Bnei Yisrael do mitzvos and will try their best,
Hashem will be proud of them, they will be blessed.

The first Bracha, Hashem promises rain, 
The second bracha, there will be an abundance of grain.
Hashem promises to keep enemies out of the land,
He will make sure there is peace and give us a hand.

Hashem will give lots of kids to husband and wife,
He will bless the whole nation to live a long life.
If we keep all the Mitzvot and perform them well,
Hashem promises that amongst us he will dwell.

Can you list a few punishments, if one doesn’t accept?
If one fights or gets angry and mitzvot haven’t been kept?
So remember dear readers, try to be a good Jew,
Hashem will look down and be so proud of you.

A Kiddush Hashem you will surely make,
Now we end with Chazak chazak Venitchazake.

Parsha in Action:
This week we come to the conclusion of Sefer Vayikra. We've learned about the dedication of the Mishkan and the korbanot. The Kohain Gadol received the rituals for Yom Kippur and Hashem allowed the Bnei Yisrael to do Tehuva on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Vayikra teaches us many important lessons.  Hashem shows us that he wants to be a part of our lives.  If we follow in his ways and keep the Torah, he will be dedicated to us.
Write down words of bracha: rain, crops, trees, children, peace.  Add other words such as hands, feet, heart etc…   Each person gets one word and has to act it out.  Then everyone has to explain how that word could be a bracha or a klala (curse).  For example: rain, could be good for crops etc..  Too much can cause havoc (like in the mabul).
Next week starts Sefer Bamidbar, when the Bnei Yisrael takes the mishkan and prepares for 40 years in the midbar. 

Parsha Treat:
In this week’s Parsha, Hashem tells the Bnei Yisrael that if they keep the Mitzvot and learn Torah, they will be blessed.  Why not make your own Sefer Torah cake! Remember to handle it with care.
What you will need:
2 jelly roll logs
1 7x11 shaped cake (optional)
Fondant (optional)
Lettering and candies for decoration (optional)

Jelly Roll Log:
·         1 cup cake flour
·         1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         2 eggs
·         3/4 cup white sugar
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         2 tablespoons pareve milk
·         1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
·         1 cup strawberry jam


   1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.   Line a jellyroll pan with parchment paper.
   2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and pareve milk. Stir in the dry ingredients gradually. The batter will be thin. Pour into the prepared pan.
   3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the center springs back when pressed lightly. Don't over bake, or it may crack.
   4. Generously dust a clean dish towel with confectioners' sugar. Turn the cake out onto the towel, and peel off the parchment paper. Gently roll up the cake using the towel, and let cool for about 10 minutes.
   5. Unroll the cake, and spread an even coating of jam onto the top. Roll the cake back up into a tight spiral, and remove the towel. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
Double the recipe to make two scrolls.  You can attach them together and either use fondant to cover and  to make the bottom or you can buy the rolled cookies and stick four of them in both sides of each roll.  You can leave it as a closed sefer torah, or you can make another cake with any past Junior recipes and attach the jelly rolls on each end.  Decorate as desired.

Answer to Parsha Puzzle: (Hashem will bring sickness, famine and hunger throughout the land. Enemies of Israel will kill many Jews.  Hashem will destroy the Bait Hamikdash.)
Have a wonderful Shabbat!  Ruchie

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