In this week’s Torah reading, Moshe and Aharon beseech Pharoah to free the Israelites from slavery and to let them leave Egypt.
God tells Moshe to tell Aharon to take his staff, cast it before Pharaoh and watch it turn into a serpent. Sure enough, Aharon throws down his staff and it transformed itself into a serpent. Pharaoh then summoned his wise men and magicians to perform the same “trick.” But when their staffs were transformed into serpents, a miracle happened and Aharon’s serpent swallowed the Egyptians’ staffs/serpents.
For this week’s Torah Treats, we can have our own “staffs” and “serpents.” To make our own staffs, use pretzel rods, melted chocolate and colorful sprinkles. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate and before the chocolate has a chance to dry, cover with sprinkles. For our serpents, we used gummy worms!
Watch both your staffs and your serpents disappear!