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Family Learning - Aliya\ Abraham -

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Resource Type: Shiur in: English

Age 5 - 10

Group Size 1 - 100

Estimated Time: 30 minutes

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To learn together about Aliya. in this pages- about Abraham Avinu. How did Abraham leave him family and him homeland and went to a new land?! We learn from Abraham to trust and believe in ' . When ' says to Abraham to go to Eretz Israel. He does not ask any questions. He takes everything he owns and starts out walking to the Promised Land –that is how Abraham become the firs new immigrant to come to the Land of Israel. Abraham is our Father and we walk in his footsteps and we return to the Land of Israel. The land that ' promised to Abraham and to all the Jews

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for chol: please bring pencils ans crayons

Resource Contents
“What?” said Eli.
“Yes” said Abba” we are moving”/
“What?’ why? I have many friends here, grandpa and Grandma live near us and I know every one! Why should we move at all?” Eli was upset. “We are moving to new city, because I have a new job,” Abba Said. “Then I will stay here!” Eli said. “I don’t want to leave! I don’t know the new city. Who will be my friends? And what will my room look like and where will we live? I want to stay here!”
Abba thought for a short time and said: “I understand how you feel, Eli, but I know someone who left everything and went to new place and he didn’t even know where he was going!”
“Who was that?’ Eli asked “why did he agree to go?”
“He left his family and friends, the city, his land and went to a new place. I sure you know him.”
Who was the man who left everything
and went to a new land?
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What did ' say to Abraham?
What is ' promising Abraham?
“But. How did Abraham leave everything and go,
 without knowing where he was going?”
“Wow! Abraham believed and trusted in '  so much! This reminds me of a story that my teacher told us about Rabbi Akiva!” Eli said.
One day, the great Rabbi Akiva was preparing to travel on a long journey. To this end, he saddled his donkey, took along a candle with which to see in the dark, and a rooster to awaken him in the morning from his sleep.
Awakening early, he began his journey. That whole day, Rabbi Akiva traveled along the unfamiliar country side, and as darkness fell he entered a strange town.
Turning off the street, Rabbi Akiva knocked at the door of a house and asked:
"May I stay in your house overnight, for there is no inn in this town and I have no place to sleep?"
"You may not," answered the man, "If you wish to sleep there is the street."
The results were no different in the second house that Rabbi Akiva tried, nor the third, nor any to which he turned for assistance.
Rabbi Akiva was forced to the realization that he could find no hospitality in this wicked village and so he decided to leave the town and sleep in the woods that night.
Finding a likely looking spot he paused for a moment to contemplate on the wickedness of the people and then said:
"Nevertheless, this, too, is for the good."
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Alighting from his donkey, Rabbi Akiva took the candle from his pack and lit it. As the light flooded the area, Rabbi Akiva was thankful, for now he could see what he was doing. Suddenly, however, a gust of wind blew past him and the candle's flame flickered for a moment and died.
Standing in the inky blackness of the forest, Rabbi Akiva raised his eyes to Heaven and once again declared:
"Nevertheless, this, too, is for the good."
Tying his rooster to the tree and tethering his donkey, Rabbi Akiva climbed into the tree and prepared to go to sleep.
Perhaps an hour later, however, he was awakened by the crowing of the rooster and its terrible screechings. Peering down, Rabbi Akiva saw a fox leap upon the helpless fowl and dash off with it into the night.
The gentle rabbi contemplated the unbelievable string of misfortunes that had struck him. Nevertheless, he again repeated his fervent belief:
"This too, is for the good."
The worst misfortune, however, was yet to come. In past times, the land of Israel had many lions roaming through its isolated areas. Now, one of these predatory beasts, smelling the donkey tied to the tree, leaped upon it and to the horror of Rabbi Akiva in the tree above, devoured it.
It was frightened away, however, by the sudden approach of marching feet. There, not more than 10 feet from the tree passed a band of armed bandits and killers on the prowl, in search for victims to rob and murder.
The next day, Rabbi Akiva without his donkey or rooster, walked down the road that led to the town.
As he approached, he saw that smoke arose from the little village. Running forward, he encountered three dazed individuals, residents of the burning village.
"Woe is to us," cried the men. "Last night as we slept a band of vicious armed bandits truck. They attacked us and took all that we possessed. They killed every resident of the town and burned the houses. We alone escaped.
When Rabbi Akiva heard this, he raised his eyes in thanksgiving to the Almighty:
"How wondrous are Your ways, O L-rd; The very misfortunes that struck me were my salvation.
"Had I slept in the town I would have shared the terrible fate of those who lived here. Had not the wind extinguished my candle and the beasts devoured my animals, the robbers would have found me and killed me.
"Today, I truly see that all that the Almighty does, He does for good."
We learn from Abraham to trust and believe in ' .
When '  says to Abraham to go to Eretz Israel.
He does not ask any questions. He takes everything he owns and starts out walking to the Promised Land –that is how Abraham become the firs new immigrant to come to the Land of Israel.
Abraham is our Father and we walk in his footsteps and we return to the Land of Israel. The land that '   promised to Abraham and to all the Jews.

: Figure out the hidden writing and you will find the promise that
 gave to Abraham  

Resource Comments

the pages are aimed to studying together in small groups print the pages Before Shabbat- It is better for use at Chol- because you need to write in some games. good for Limud of parents and kids together. the pages are availabe in Hebrew too!!