What Does Archery Have to do with Yom Kippur?

On Yom Kippur, we say we atone for our sins. The Hebrew word chet is often translated to English as sin. A more accurate translation, however, would be “to miss the mark.” Imagine yourself aiming an arrow at a target; you aim for the bullseye but
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Helping Each Other During Quarantine

Most people know the story of Anne Frank, but not everyone knows the story of Miep Gies, one of the people who helped Anne and her family hide from the Nazis for two years. Miep brought the Franks food and other necessities while they were in
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An Apple for the New Year!

Enter any preschool classroom and you will likely find an image of a big red apple. It is one of the first words that children learn to read: A is for Apple . A reading nook might feature a bespectacled worm, sometimes donning a graduation cap,
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Cultural Sensitivity through Hebrew and English Animal Sounds!

When Harry met Shula it was love at first sight. Harry was a nice American boy who had visited Israel. Shula was a nice Israeli girl exploring New York. The wedding, a tasteful blend of Middle Eastern and American customs, included a lovely
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Have Fun Building like Hillel!

On the fall harvest festival of Sukkot, we recall how the Jews wandered in the desert, dwelling in huts, after the exodus from Egypt. Today, we build “sukkot” – our own “hits” -to commemorate that time. A sukkah is a three-sided temporary house in which families and friends celebrate during the holiday....
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Behind the Bookcase: A brief history of Miep Gies

Miep Gies risked her life to keep a secret. Behind the bookcase in her office, stairs led to a hiding place where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Once a refugee herself, Miep knew the power of kindness. Her selflessness,
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Kar-Ben Read-Aloud Palooza

Check out Kar-Ben’s read-a-louds! We are collecting videos of authors, educators, and librarians reading books aloud to support distance learning. If you’d like to read one of our books on video, please see our read-aloud guidelines.
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Tu B'Av: Jewish Day of Love

The 15 th of Av marks the holiday Tu B’av, the Jewish day of love. There are many different kinds of love a person can have towards others, from familial to romantic and everything in between. We would like to highlight some of our books that
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#OneKindAct: Snack and Hygiene Kits

Our #OneKindAct series has been focusing on community-based mitzvot and encouraging families to participate in Tikkun Olam within their communities. We have put together suggested lists for snack kits and hygiene kits families can put together and drop off at local food drives, inspired by the Survival Kit activity from “Green Bible Stories for Children”. 
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Papercuts for Shavuot

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