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Shabbat Yitro (Ex. 18:1-20:23)

http://www.jtsa.edu/PreBuilt/ParashahArchives/jpstext/yitro.shtml The Torah continues it’s high drama and suspenseful storytelling this week, giving us the direct communication of the 10 commandments (literally “utterances”) from God to the whole House if Israel. The Children of Israel fall on their faces, overwhelmed and terrified even as they say “all that you speak, we will... read more

No Comparison

Earlier this week I posted a comment about how Steve Jobs was showing off his “Tablet” just a week before we read the Torah portion Yitro, where the Israelites experienced the Revelation, receiving the 10 Commandments directly from the mouth of God, and the 2 Tablets of the Law (hereafter using the Hebrew name: “Luchos”) soon after. My good friend and blogger Phil Setnik pointed... read more

Links = Love

Here in the Internet, the coin of the realm is links (which ultimately lead to clicks.). So what better way to show your support of – and appreciation for – all things EdibleTorah? Why, by linking to it, of course!! So take a moment and post link to the Edible Torah on your web site. Your readers will appreciate knowing about another fantastic resource on the web, and you will feel good... read more

No Comfort At The Edge of the Sea

In the movie “The Princess Bride”,  the heroine Buttercup negotiates what she believes is safety for her lover before being taken off as a prisoner. As she rides away, he looks at his captors (who have no intention of honoring the bargain) with a calm that contradicts his situation and says “We are men of action, lies do not become us”. Whereupon they knock him senseless and drag... read more

The Two Tablets of…

This just posted over at the website The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs (aka “The Fake Steve Jobs”). It has so many great elements to play with intellectually – the intersection of technology and theological study, borderline blasphemy, implied idolotry, and more. I just HAD to share even though it had nothing to do with food. But since we are coming up soon on parsha Yitro – where the... read more

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