Camp JRF produced an activity book for families. Below is a ritual that is fun for the entire family and guaranteed to add fun to your Lit. Order. The festive meal conducted on Passover night, in a specific order with specific rituals to symbolize aspects of the Exodus from Egypt. It is conducted following the haggadah, a book for this purpose. The mystics of Sefat also created a seder for Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees./Passover season!
Have you been sitting at your Passover is a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jewish people's liberation from slavery and Exodus from Egypt. Its Hebrew name is Pesakh. Its name derives from the tenth plague, in which God "passed over" the homes of the Jewish firstborn, slaying only the Egyptian firstborn. Passover is celebrated for a week, and many diaspora Jews celebrate for eight days. The holiday begins at home at a seder meal and ritual the first (and sometimes second) night. Jews tell the story of the Exodus using a text called the haggadah, and eat specific food (matzah, maror, haroset, etc). seder too long? Try incorporating these 10 Plagues Relay Races into your seder tradition! Have each tribe (teams of two or more people) come together to fight the 10 plagues! Make sure there is at least one young person in each tribe.
In order to avoid the death of the first born, everyone must “pass over” the ball to the next person to mark their doorposts.
· Beach balls (1 per tribe)
People return to their tribes and stand in a single file line. The person in the front starts with the beach ball and passes it to the person behind them over their head. The second person passes it under through their legs. The pattern alternates until the person in the back receives the ball. At that point, the person with the ball runs to the front of the line and the process begins again until the entire team has passed the finish line.
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