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Passover – פּסח

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Arthur Szyk, Haggadah (1936) and Passover Seder  https://i2.wp.com/farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4813167773_283a8a4691.jpg

Vocabulary   https://i1.wp.com/www.imafoodblog.com/images/seder/cover.JPG

  • Fill in the blanks   פּסח  (intermediate)
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Had Gadya by El Lissitzky

Book (advanced)

Read El Lissitzky’s wonderful illustrated version of the song Had Gadya.

Activities (advanced)

  • Peysakh around the world    

This can be played as a scavenger hunt.  The pictures are posted on the wall around the room.  The purpose of the game is to match the pictures and their captions.     פּסח אַרום דער וועלט     Photographs

Songs

Watch a funny video of children reciting Di Fir Kashes. (intermediate)

Yiddish text:     פסח לידער

Some of these songs can be heard on the CDs Songs My Bubbe Should Have Taught Me (Volume one: Passover) Songs my bubbe should have taught me  and Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart https://i2.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61BxQ3nVt3L._SL500_AA280_.jpg by the Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble.

Students at the Kinneret Day School sing these 4 songs every year at their school’s model seder.  Watch some of these students sing Oyfn Nil and Khad Gadyo.

Oyfn Nil

Khad gadyo

  • Mu asapru, mu adabru (Who will tell, who will say), the Yiddish equivalent of the Seder song “Echad mi yodea” (Who knows one).  Watch Yiddish-speaking children, led by Binyumen Schaechter, act out this song on the DVD Pripetshik Sings Yiddish (dir. Joshua Waletzky).   מה אַספּרה, מה אַדברה  (advanced)
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