This week’s Torah reading introduces us to the first seven of the ten plagues. Frogs are the second plague to hit Egypt. And while plagues don’t usually translate well into baked goods, we’re happy to present Frog Cookies this week!
In this week’s Torah reading, Parshat Va’Ayra, we read about seven of the Ten plagues and Pharoah’s back-and-forth between promising the Jews permission to leave Egypt, and his subsequent “change of heart,” forbidding them from leaving.
In this week’s Torah reading, Parshat Yitro, we read about the monumental moment of the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai.
In this week’s parsha, Parsha Ki Tetze, there are over 70 mitzvot listed! One of the most interesting of the mitzvoth is referred to in Hebrew as “Shiluah Haken,” meaning “sending away the mother bird.” The text is as follows:
This week’s parsha food is a NO BRAINER! Breisheet makes it easy for us by painting such vivid stories for us that they often already include recipes, or at least food mentions. This week Esav trades his birthright to his brother, Yaakov, for some red lentil soup (See Genesis 25:29-34). It seems that Red Lentil Soup can be very persuasive.
Camels around a well
Chayei Sarah features Operation: Find Issac a wife. The story goes like this: Abraham’s trusted assistant journeys to Charan to find Issac a good wife. After the long journey, he reaches the well of the town, where he stops his entourage of camels to rest. There, he meets the young and lovely Rebecca who exhibits her kindness by offering water not just to him but to the camels as well. Needless to say, Rebecca passes the “test” and becomes one of our dear Matriarchs.