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February 23, 1996 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-02-23

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Goodnight, Irene
Goodnight, Moon
Uoodnight, Mezuzah




uppose Israel were sud-
denly attacked, and you
were old enough to be
a soldier. Would you go help de-
fend the country?
What do you think those of us
living in the Diaspora are oblig-
ated to do when Israel is at war?
Other than fighting, can you
think of ways you could help

Do you remember how you
felt about Israel during the Gulf
War? How did you fee! about
people who left the country

f your young children have a tough
time getting to bed, you can help ease
them into sleep (and learn about Ju-
daism) with this fun nighttime rou-

After your children have bathed and got-
ten all cozy in their pajamas and had their
requisite drink, take a walk, hand-in-hand,
around your home and wish "goodnight" to
everything Jewish.
You can say "goodnight, mezuzah," then
use the occasion to briefly teach your chil-
dren what a mezuzah is. Other items that
will appreciate a goodnight wish: Shab-
bat candlesticks, your Havdalah set, a fa-
vorite Jewish book.

night, penguins. Goodnight, zebra. Good-
night, peacock ... "
And, if your child is still awake after all
this? Fix yourself a cup of herbal tea (no
doubt your voice is gone by now), admit de-
feat, and let your little sweetheart watch a
"Barney" video.

Food For


ust in time for Purim, the Jewish
Theological Seminary of Ameri-
ca's museum has added to its col-
lection a megillah by famed
engraver Francesco Griselini.
Completed in 1740, the megillah fea-
tures many Purim scenes outlined in
gold. It came to the attention of the Sem-
inary through John Roberts, who originally
brought in it for an appraisal. Museum cu-
rators were so impressed, however, that they
offered to buy it on the spot.




Once your children are
in bed, continue the jour-
ney with a "goodnight" to
Jewish holidays, biblical
figures and family mem-
bers. The rhythm of rep-
etition will help them
(and you) relax, even as
they learn before going
off into dreamland.
And, if one of your little angels has yet
to fall asleep, move on to the rest of God's
kingdom. Whisper to little David or Ruth,
"Now all the world is going to sleep, so let's
say goodnight to the animals in the zoo.
Goodnight, lion. Goodnight, tiger. Good-



s you get ready for
Purim, remember you
don't have to dress up like
Queen Esther or
Mor echai. You can be anyone
you want!
Here are some ideas to get
you started:
*You can make all different
kinds of hats using newspaper,
construction paper, feathers,
cardboard, stickers and pens.
Consider having a hat-making
*Use cut-out cardboard egg
cartons to create masks. They
can be bunny or kitten noses

ill you go looney for
this gum?
Elite Industries,
of Ramat-Gan Is-
rael, has a Looney Tunes stick-
er-and-gum duo that staff of The
Jewish News found tasty at
first, but ultimately disap-

Elite Looney Tunes Stick-
er Fun 'NT' Gum (certified 0-U
kosher, pareve)


(use pipe cleaners for whiskers).
Tie with an elastic band (avail-
able at craft and sewing supply
stores) to fit around your head.
*Ask your mother and father
if you can raid their closets, just
for this day. Your mother's
nightgown could make a perfect
bride's or queen's dress. Your fa-
ther's socks, one over each ear,
makes you into a friendly pup-
Or, if your parents say no to
sharing their clothes, visit a lo-
cal thrift or second-hand shop.
You'll find some pretty fun (and
sometimes odd) stuff there,

quite reason-
Check out those
high heels with
the pointy toes.
(Both ORT and
NCJW have local re-
sale shops.)
board is inexpensive
and easy to find. It's
available at most dis-
count and drugstores. Stick
yourself in between two pieces
you've decorated and go as a
sandwich, a book, a deck of
cards or a television set. LI

"It's very crunchy when you
first chew it. Pleasant flavor,
and I love the sticker." — Pho-
tographer Daniel Lippitt
"It tastes like sugar. I like the
sticker better than I like the
gum." — Account Executive
Patricia McMurray
"Opening this package is
tough, and I'd be worried
about these big pieces for
children. The flavor is al-
ready going (one minute
after chewing)." — Circu
IL lation Manager Mary
K t colik,
) , ,)s-'_t
"Great packaging."
— Dharlene Norris, of the
sales department


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