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Shabbat Beshalach (Ex. 13:17-17:16)

In this parsha, Miriam is singing her Song of the Sea. The Israelites whine about missing meat, so a quail wind blows in from the coast with the weirdest lake-effect in history, dumping 2 feet of fowl flesh on the ingrateful former slaves. Then they whine for water, and Moses performs the first full-contact Xtreme dowsing event in Jewish history.

Water, water everywhere in this portion, and not a moment to think.

So… limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you have been assigned, please bring food that involves water – what “involves” means exactly is up to you to interperet. Just like the Torah itself.


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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