We learn about a mitzvah that is quite unique.
If someone comes in contact with a person who is dead,
He must be sprinkled with ashes from a cow that is red.
The cow must be completely red, which is rare,
It cannot even have another color hair.
The Torah tells us the cow must be at least the age of three,
And then it can be used to get rid of the impurity.
Some things that we do is just because Hashem says,
Like shiluach Haken, Kashrus and shatnez.
The red cow must never have been harnessed to a yoke,
All of these laws in the Torah, are called a Chok.
Some things we do only because Hashem does command,
Even if we have no clue why , and do not understand.
What three things are needed to make someone pure?
If you look in the Parsha you’ll know the answer for sure.
(Ashes of Para Aduma, Cedar wood, Branch of hyssop wool.)
PLAYING WITH THE PARSHA:
In this week’s Parsha, Hashem to speak to the rock that it should give water.
It is very important to follow directions, although it might not always be easy. “Simon Says” is a game that is fun for all ages. The players have to obey what you say, if you say the words "Simon says." They are out of the game if they follow an order that doesn't begin with "Simon says," or if they fail to do what Simon says. The winner of the game can give the commands for the next round. To make it more challenging, give the orders fast. You can also tell them that Simon says to touch their nose and you touch your head. Those that touched their heads are out. You can call out someone’s name and tell them to come to you, without saying “Simon Says.” If he comes, he’s out of the game. It’s not always easy to follow directions!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Here’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe that was shaped into a rock and stick. Make sure to bake it just right and not to overbake it. If you do, it will turn as hard as a rock!
Chocolate chip Recipe:
1 cup of margarine
2 cups of sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups flour
5 cups oats
1 bag chocolate chips
½ cup walnuts (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together. Shape like a stick and a rock and the other cookies can be dropped by the tablespoon on a cookie sheet covered with baking paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Enjoy! Have a fantastic Shabbat!