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Shabbat Toledot (Gen. 25:19-28:9)

This week we delve into the character, psyche and dynamics of Isaac’s family.

  • Jacob was fairer than Esau, with a lighter complexion and smaller build.
  • Esau was apparently a lightweight when it came to study.
  • Rebecca was smart (bright) when it came to obtaining the blessing for Jacob.
  • Isaac appeared to be unenlightened when it came what was happening in his own household.

SO… limited only by your creativity and the category of food assigned, please bring a food which is “light”.


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”.

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