Shabbat Matot-Ma’asei (Numbers 30:2 – 36:13)
Courtesy of Julie Seltzer and MyJewishLearning.com
It’s the end of the book of Numbers, . Rather than focus on the specifics of this portion, we thought we would try to recap the entire experience of Bamidbar in the meal this week. So, limited only by the category of food assigned and your bountiful creativity, please bring a dish based on the character which matches the assignment (or perhaps bring a dish as it might have been prepared BY that character).
Guest1 – Aaron – appetizers
Guest2 – Korach – challah
Guest3 – Miriam – salad
Guest4 – Pinchas – vegetable
Guest5 – Joshua – starch
Guest6 – Moses – main dish
Guest7 – Bilam – fruit
Guest8 – Tzelophachad’s daughters – dessert
Guest9 – Eldad & Midad – you’ll need to fortell what we might need that isn’t listed
Not sure what this Torah portion is about? You can find a brief summary in The Edible Torah’s “Condensed Guide to the Weekly Torah Readings”. For more information on what The Edible Torah is all about, along with insight on how to set up a pot-luck Shabbat experience, check out “The Edible Torah”.