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  • Recognizing Passover

    At Passover, Jews celebrate the story of the Exodus; the story of their freedom. Ancient Israelites had been held in slavery by the Egyptians for many years, until Moses demanded their freedom. His cries were ignored, so G-d stepped in to try to convince the Pharaoh to obey his bidding, by way of the Ten Plagues. The last plague was by far the worst, with the death of the first born son of every family in Egypt. The Lord informed the Israelites to mark their doors with the blood of a lamb and he would pass over their doors, doing no harm to his chosen people, the Jews. From this legend, comes one of the most sacred holidays for the Jewish religion and it begins tonight at sundown. Today recognizes Passover.


    Without that sacred lamb marking the homes of his chosen people, where would the Jewish people be today? I am sure resilience would have won eventually, but perhaps we owe a nod to those spring lambs from so long ago. Here is but one of Babybox’s lambs in the form of the lamb pocket blanket by petuniapetunia. This hand knitted and crocheted baby blanket comes with a crocheted toy attached by a crocheted string to the inside of the pocket (so it will never get lost). Your new baby will find not only comfort but companionship with their new Lamb Pocket Blanket. Wrap your little one in the cozy, colorfully striped blanket and let them sleep happily with baby lamb at their side. They will never have to worry about the hand of G-d crossing their threshold again.


    Once the last plague was wrought upon the Egyptians, belief and fear gripped them. The Pharaoh demanded that the Jews leave Egypt, and they did so in a hurry. They grabbed everything they could, but the story goes that they left in such a hurry that they did not have enough time for their bread to rise before setting out. In steps the tale of the unleavened bread, that is so all-important during this holy period. In recognizing their forefathers, during the week of Passover, no leavened bread is to be eaten.


    When you serve your child his unleavened bread this Passover, make sure to serve it in a vessel that recognizes the importance of his heritage. What better choice than this personalized set that includes his name and Star of David for his Jewish faith? This special hand-painted ceramic plate, bowl and cup feature blue signature stripes along the rim, a blue Star of David, baby’s name and “Little Star” in a whimsical hand-lettered font. Hand washing is recommended and microwave for warming only. The plate is 8″, bowl is 6.5″ and cup is 2.5″. For the ultimate gift, add the matching frame which measures a 6.5″ square. These ceramic pieces will make wonderful keepsakes for years to come. Guaranteed to transform a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup lunch into a special occasion.


    While the stories are beautiful to tell aloud, keeping the written word alive is important as well. One way to do that is by bringing the Hebrew language into your home and this wooden stool is the perfect thing. It makes a great gift for both girls and boys. Visit to translate an English name to Hebrew. Use the character key in the picture to place your order in the “Child’s Name” field. Enter the corresponding number to represent each Hebrew letter for the child’s name. NOTE: We will assume that the name entered will be in Hebrew and read from right to left. We will not reverse the letter order when processed. So, please enter characters (numbers) from left to right on the order form, as they will be placed on the stool from left to right. Please separate each number in the child’s name field with a comma. (7 Hebrew character maximum) The “Original Name Puzzle Stool” since 1971: One of our newest and most popular additions. Stands 9 inches off the ground, stool top dimensions are 9 x 12 inches. Imagine the fun your child will have solving this hand-crafted puzzle stool! Not only will this stool look nice in your child’s room but it will also be a helpful tool for teaching colors, sequencing, and hand/eye coordination.


    The stories are not always about others though. The most important story about G-d is the one involving yourself. Our special “God Loves You! personalized book” explains to children just how much G-d loves them… and that they are God’s special creations! Each book comes personalized with your child’s name on the cover and it is used repeatedly throughout the text. God Loves You! features beautiful poetry by award-winning children’s author Jennifer Dewing and colorful, whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Maria Carluccio. Measures 8.5″ x 8.5″, is hardcover and includes 20 interior pages. The book is perfect for the a christening, birth of a baby, baptism, naming ceremony, first communion, Easter, Passover or everyday occasion. It makes a perfect gift for children of the Christian, Jewish or Muslim faith. Ages 0-8 years.


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