All Mixed Up
What to check out — and what to avoid
on the Internet.
Can you unscramble the names of these famous Jews?
he wonderful thing about the
Internet: type in just a few
words and you can get 10,000
sites to visit.
The awful thing about the Internet:
type in just a few words and you can get
10,000 sites to visit.
Parents don't have the time, or the
inclination, to sort through all the Web
sites out there for Jewish families —
especially when half of these exist simply
to sell you something.
AppleTree is here for you. Once a
month, AppleTree will provide you With
tested-and-true Web sites for you and
your children. Check them out.
Created by Nurit Reshef of the
Talmud Torah School of Alberta,
Canada. This site for children includes
lots of great games like Hebrew Word
Match, AlephBet Puzzle and Hangduke
(a hangman-like game with the names
of famous biblical figures).
2) www.akhlah .corn
Another fun-and-games spot for chil-
dren, including the Israeli City of the
Week, the Jewish Hero of the Week and
the Children's Parsha.
Users of dial-up Internet will be frus-
trated by how long this graphic-heavy
site can take to load. Also, watch for a
heavy dose of "Come to our gift shop!"
Other than these, however, Torah Tots
does include fun and useful information
for children, including Safety Tips and
This Month in Jewish History.
This features 10 great tips for parents
on how to raise Jewish children, written
by Ron Isaacs. This is part of a site from
the Conservative movement's United
This unusual site allows parents to
take a class, via computer, on raising
children. It is "taught" by Shuli
Kleinman and incorporates ideas advo-
cated by former Detroiter Miriam
Adahan, whose books are extremely
popular in Israel. Classes cost between
$10 and $28. You can find Kleinman's
complete resume on the site. ❑
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by parents today: what to put in a
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Parents and children who eat lunch,
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If you're a parent or care giver, let us
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A story on cool lunch foods will
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we hope to be able to use your idea!
Are you good at word searches, mazes,
secret codes? Then AppleTree's "Are
You Puzzled?" is perfect for you!
If you solve this week's challenge
(open to adults and children of all
ages), send your solution, along with
your name and city of residence, to
arrive NO LATER THAN Tuesday,
Feb. 3, to: I Found It! c/o AppleTree,
The Jewish News, 29200
Northwestern Highway, Suite 110,
Southfield, MI 48034.
We'll print the names here in
AppleTree of everyone who solves the
They're intriguing figures from Jewish
life (past and present), but right now
they're just a little mixed up — or at
least their names are, anyway. Can you
figure them out? In case you get stuck,
you can find hints below.
1) Evez Snitkyobja
9) Noja Srirev
2) Sulej Efifeifr
10) Ertia Haws
3) Kire Snoikre
11) Arkm Tzpis
4) Lei Noche
12) Noel Stokyrt
5) Acrm Laglhac
13) Maad Sendalr
6) Nailil Silyab
14) Lem Nalbc
7) Cormdeaih Licherr
15) Osejph Mielrebna
8) Leiar Rashon
1) Zionist leader and founder of the Revisionist movement. His last name
starts with J.
2) American writer and cartoonist. His last name begins with F.
3) American psychoanalyst whose books include Childhood and Society.
His last name begins with E.
4) Israeli espionage agent who uncovered extremely valuable information
about Syria. He was arrested by the Syrians and sentenced to death in
1965. His last name begins with C.
5) Russian-French painter. His last name begins with C.
6) Founder of London's most famous theater, the Old Vic. Her last name
begins with B.
7) Canadian author, whose works include the Jacob Two-Two series for
children. His last name begins with R.
8) Israeli prime minister, born in Palestine. His last name begins with S.
9) American comedian and actress and QVC maven. Her last name
begins with R.
10) Big-band star, once married to Ava Gardner. His last name begins
11) Olympic swimming champ. His last name begins with S.
12) Soviet revolutionary. His last name begins with T.
13) American comedian; you may know his Chanukah song. His last
name begins with S.
14) The voice of Bugs Bunny. His last name begins with B.
15) America's most famous Jewish politician. His last name begins with L.