Emma and her friends were on the bus going to Six Flags. They were so excited. This was the first time they were able to go somewhere without their parents and siblings bugging them. When they got to Six Flags they were starving. They saw a cupcake truck and went up to the cupcake man and asked if they were kosher. He said he didn’t know.
They didn’t know what to do. They were so hungry, but it did not have a hashgacha. Jenny, Emma’s friend, said, “Let’s just stand in line and see what happens.” Emma felt they shouldn’t do it, but she just did what her friends wanted to do. They went to the back of the line and waited, but after 20 minutes of not moving, they decided they were wasting their time and they should go on a ride.
While they were walking to their favorite ride they passed Rita’s (an ice cream shop). Emma remembered going to Rita’s last summer and she knew it was kosher and the most delicious ice cream she had ever eaten. She told her friends and they all really wanted to get some.
Connection to the parsha:
This week’s parsha gives us a lot of details of how we need to keep kosher. We need to be careful to make sure that everything we eat is kosher.
Questions for the week:
1. Did a similar situation ever happen to you? What did you do?
2. Should Emma have spoken up?
3. Have you ever been somewhere and wanted not-kosher food but chose to keep kosher?
Challenge for the week:
Check that everything you eat is kosher.
Maayan Singer is a third grader at Yeshivat He’atid who loves to find lessons in the parsha and share them with the world.