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Crossword Puzzle – Noach’s Resume

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

 

 

 

Across

1. Fight 

5. Oarsman 

10. Guns, e.g. 

14. Common tree in Israel 

15. One who eats 6000 calories a day, most likely 

16. Sob 

17. Sunburn remedy 

18. Place for Tom Hanks or Steven Spielberg 

19. Recently popular juice berry 

20. (Possible) Job title for Noach 

22. Like some on Purim 

23. Airport letters 

24. The end for some foreign films 

25. Allergic 

26. (Actual) Job title for Noach 

30. Reads Exodus? 

32. Pimple 

33. Looney Tunes Corporation 

37. Like those who saw Kriyat Yam Suf 

38. With honorable intent 

40. Use K-9′s 

41. Southern currency? 

42. A popular card game, in English 

43. Give a public d’var Torah, e.g. 

44. (Messy) Job for Noach 

47. Let loose 

51. Three bladed weapon or a Greek letter 

52. ___ better be good 

55. Black and white musical piece 

56. (Hands on) Job for Noach 

59. “Says” yes 

60. Circle line segments 

61. Light 

62. Woodwind instrument 

63. Past 

64. Where Lima is 

65. Attended 

66. Virginia and Achva 

67. Get it here fast!

 

Down 

1. “The Final Frontier” 

2. First episode 

3. Oddities 

4. Abound 

5. Concert helper 

6. Table shape 

7. Australian director Peter 

8. Curvy shape 

9. Soak 

10. Knowing 

11. Happen again 

12. ___ to an end 

13. Slam (in volleyball) 

21. Not ons 

22. It ended VHS 

25. Crafty 

27. ___china 

28. Bukharian Jew, most likely 

29. Hurt 

30. Place to but a baby 

31. Amaze 

33. Land amount 

34. Tomchei Shabbos and Chai Lifeline 

35. Davis or Wright 

36. Kosher lady? 

38. Kindle competitor 

39. Lennon’s gal 

43. Boy from Mayberry 

44. Bronx or St. Louis 

45. Online research document 

46. Notices 

47. ___ until ___ (so far) 

48. Mythological women who fasted for 9 days 

49. Wore 

50. Beginning 

53. Kind of chips 

54. Become a desert 

56. Hamster home, often 

57. Happenings 

58. California Valley 

60. Like sushi

 

(Answers, next week)

 

Yoni can be reached at yglatt@youngisrael.org

Title: The Sun’s Special Blessing

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Title:The Sun’s Special Blessing

Author: Sandy Wasserman

Illustrated by Ann D. Koffsky

Publisher: Pitspopany Press

  

            Jewish day school and yeshiva classroom around the world are buzzing with excitement as children are being taught the special meaning and significance of Birkas HaChama.

 

            On Erev Pesach, the 14th of Nissan (April 8, 2009) Jewish people will recite the blessing for the sun that is said only once every 28 years. Marking the exact time that Hashem created the sun during the six days of creation, Birkas HaChama has captured the imagination of both children and adults.

 

            In this cogently written and beautifully illustrated book for children, entitled The Sun’s Special Blessing, author Sandy Wasserman takes her young readers along on an inspirational journey with a class of third graders who learn profound lifetime lessons; namely, that as much as things change with time, certain things always remain the same.

 

            Through the sensitive and creative lessons of their teacher, Mr. Jacobs, Adam, Talia and the other children gain a deeper appreciation for the world that they live in and Hashem’s glory and majesty.

 

            When Adam asks why we bless the sun once every 28 years, Mr. Jacobs replies that, “Hashem created the sun on the fourth day of Creation. Even though the sun is in the sky daily, it’s only in the exact spot it was at Creation every twenty-eight years.”

 

            The inquisitive young minds yearn to delve deeper and Mr. Jacobs tells them of his experience reciting Birkas HaChama back in 1981 when he was their age and a student at that very school. At a class project at that time, Mr. Jacobs and his fellow classmates brought in items from that period to place in a time capsule that they placed in the ground to be unearthed 28 years later. Since he remembers where it was buried, Mr. Jacobs distributes shovels and leads his students outside near the school flagpole. The children roar with excitement when they find out that whoever taps the time capsule first gets to keep what is included in it. Brimming with great interest and exuberance, each child takes his or her turn until they have located the buried capsule.

 

            Talia is the lucky one who finds it and the children learn about a past world. Memorabilia from the early 1980s such as a Rubik’s cube, a VHS movie tape, a New York Times photo of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, and cassette tapes of Uncle Moishy songs are among the items of a bygone era that they find.

 

            Mr. Jacobs gives them a brief history lesson on each item and the popular cultural trends of the time. He then suggests that the class mark the special 2009 Birkas HaChama by dedicating time to learn about the history of the blessing, the Hebrew calendar and to collect items for their own 2009 time capsule to be dug up in 2037.

 

            Mr. Jacobs asks the class to think about how 2009 will be remembered in Jewish and secular history and to select items to be placed in the polyethylene time capsule that reflect the religious, cultural and political norms of the time. Talia decides to write a letter to include in the time capsule addressed to the students of 2037, and imagines their excitement as they too learn about Birkat HaChama and are equally amazed at the events of 2009.

 

            This thoughtful book makes a great bedtime story for elementary-aged children and an invaluable educational tool for day schools and yeshivas. No Jewish home or library should be without it.

Title: The Sun’s Special Blessing

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Title:The Sun’s Special Blessing


Author: Sandy Wasserman


Illustrated by Ann D. Koffsky


Publisher: Pitspopany Press


 

 

            Jewish day school and yeshiva classroom around the world are buzzing with excitement as children are being taught the special meaning and significance of Birkas HaChama.

 

            On Erev Pesach, the 14th of Nissan (April 8, 2009) Jewish people will recite the blessing for the sun that is said only once every 28 years. Marking the exact time that Hashem created the sun during the six days of creation, Birkas HaChama has captured the imagination of both children and adults.

 

            In this cogently written and beautifully illustrated book for children, entitled The Sun’s Special Blessing, author Sandy Wasserman takes her young readers along on an inspirational journey with a class of third graders who learn profound lifetime lessons; namely, that as much as things change with time, certain things always remain the same.

 

            Through the sensitive and creative lessons of their teacher, Mr. Jacobs, Adam, Talia and the other children gain a deeper appreciation for the world that they live in and Hashem‘s glory and majesty.

 

            When Adam asks why we bless the sun once every 28 years, Mr. Jacobs replies that, “Hashem created the sun on the fourth day of Creation. Even though the sun is in the sky daily, it’s only in the exact spot it was at Creation every twenty-eight years.”

 

            The inquisitive young minds yearn to delve deeper and Mr. Jacobs tells them of his experience reciting Birkas HaChama back in 1981 when he was their age and a student at that very school. At a class project at that time, Mr. Jacobs and his fellow classmates brought in items from that period to place in a time capsule that they placed in the ground to be unearthed 28 years later. Since he remembers where it was buried, Mr. Jacobs distributes shovels and leads his students outside near the school flagpole. The children roar with excitement when they find out that whoever taps the time capsule first gets to keep what is included in it. Brimming with great interest and exuberance, each child takes his or her turn until they have located the buried capsule.

 

            Talia is the lucky one who finds it and the children learn about a past world. Memorabilia from the early 1980s such as a Rubik’s cube, a VHS movie tape, a New York Times photo of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, and cassette tapes of Uncle Moishy songs are among the items of a bygone era that they find.

 

            Mr. Jacobs gives them a brief history lesson on each item and the popular cultural trends of the time. He then suggests that the class mark the special 2009 Birkas HaChama by dedicating time to learn about the history of the blessing, the Hebrew calendar and to collect items for their own 2009 time capsule to be dug up in 2037.

 

            Mr. Jacobs asks the class to think about how 2009 will be remembered in Jewish and secular history and to select items to be placed in the polyethylene time capsule that reflect the religious, cultural and political norms of the time. Talia decides to write a letter to include in the time capsule addressed to the students of 2037, and imagines their excitement as they too learn about Birkat HaChama and are equally amazed at the events of 2009.

 

            This thoughtful book makes a great bedtime story for elementary-aged children and an invaluable educational tool for day schools and yeshivas. No Jewish home or library should be without it.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/title-the-suns-special-blessing/2009/03/26/

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