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Our Purim story comes from the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which can be found in the Writings (Ketuvim) section of our Jewish Bible, or Tanach.

Our Purim story comes from the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which can be found in the Writings (Ketuvim) section of our Jewish Bible, or Tanach.

The world feels complicated and uncertain right now. Every day, a torrent of news comes out that can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children. As parents, we have an obligation both to keep our children safe and to give them the tools that they need to cope with a changing world. No matter who we are, how safe we think we are, or how smoothly our lives run, our children will eventually have to face something bad in the world. Here are a few ways to talk to them when the inevitable occurs

Book Name: Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup
Author: Pamela Mayer
Illustrator: Deborah Melmon

As adults, we must not let our knowledge of real-life violent adult events taint the innocence of childhood. Read these useful tips for parents and caregivers.

With eight nights to celebrate, Hanukkah is a wonderful holiday for families to enjoy together – especially if there are teens in the house or in your extended family.

Spilled cereal? “Sorry!” Broken bongos? “Oops!” Overturned plant? “Sorry!” Stolen comic book? Accusations fly and tears fall as the cloud playhouse and Plony home confront the chaos of careless apologies and misplaced blame. A laser beam trap and giant basketball magically help Rafi and Ben learn that sometimes just saying sorry isn’t enough.

Ben and Lila fight over their favorite bath towel, cup and everything else. Papa Plony is so distracted by playing his banjo that he forgot to make the challah that he promised Mama. Even Gabi and Rafi argue over who gets to practice what on their small cloud. We’ve all been there. Fortunately, some howling monkeys join the chaos to help teach about compromise and taking turns. 

While looking for a lost baseball, Ben finds a Legend of Latka action figure and claims it as his own...

Scaredy spark Gabi must cross a narrow bridge to play on the beckoning bouncy cloud. During the family campout in a stormy back yard, Mama Plony confronts a clanky robot from outer space.  They both learn that “Courage isn’t about not being afraid. It's about doing things even though we’re afraid.”

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