A Torah Zoo, with live exhibits of Torah and
including donkey, sheep, goats, doves, quail, peacocks, geese, and
more; signs give background on each animal. Feed and pet select
Torah animals. Tour the animals and get answers to such questions
Which likeable but rebellious animal, singled out for use as
offering, can walk on its hind legs to get into trouble?
How do you raise a petter rechem (first-born male
or bull) born in your backyard?
Kindness to Animals, Hakarat Hatov (Recognizing
the Good) & Other Jewish Values
Who was the first person in the Torah (Bible) to make
shelters for his
flocks, and what name did he give the place?
Which nonkosher animal has special status because of its
and how much can it carry?
Which line in Shema reminds us to feed our animals before we
How can we learn good manners by not yoking a donkey and ox
Which bird is a symbol of Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
father helps sit on the eggs and raise their young?
If the forelegs and hind legs of kosher animals sit directly
two halves of the split hoof, why don't their legs unzip and fall apart?
Which kosher animals have horns?
Which horns can make a kosher
Which birds don't require the mitzvah of shiluach ken,
which birds require shiluach haken at night but not during the day?
Which bird, used by the metzorah (ancient Israelite
with a skin condition due to gossip or other lashon harah )
as part of his atonement, lives in a barn but doesn't belong to
How does his song help remind us to refrain from gossip?
Why couldn't Noah send forth a quail from the Ark?
Which bird did Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) import from
Portions of this workshop are based on Maor
Length: 45 minutes for each
tour group of 20 or fewer children and adults; children may tour the
exhibits independently with teachers or parents.
Cost without Donkey or Peacock: $350 for 2-3 hours or $400/3-4
hours for as many
participants as we can accomodate in cooperation with you and your
staff. $1/mile travelling fee. Pay
for any two programs listed under ANIMALS and/or MELACHOT and get
$2/person off the second program (you do not have to do both programs
the same day.)