Monthly archives for January, 2014

T’rumah – Torah in Haiku

T’rumah – Torah in Haiku

Ark of Covenant … Sought by Indiana Jones … Is described this week ——— Exodus 25:16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.   (See Ex 25:10-22 for full description of the Ark)     Ed Nickow | The Torah In Haiku  Twitter  Facebook

T’rumah (Gifts or Donations)

T’rumah (Gifts or Donations)

T’rumah – Exodus 25:1 to 27:19 This reading provides a listing of building materials for the Tabernacle – a home for the Eternal on earth. Many commentators doubt that it was ever built as described. Whether it existed in a scaled back format or not, the plans are filled with symbolism that relate a Biblical […]

Jewish Melting Pot ……

Jewish Melting Pot ……

Examining Jewish Issues … Sorting out interpretations … Building an online Jewish community with your input………

Mishpatim – The Torah in Haiku

G-d makes an offer … The people do not refuse … Covenant is sealed —————- Exodus 24:7-8 Then [Moses] took the record of the covenant and read it aloud to the people. And they said, “All that the Eternal has spoken we will faithfully do.” Moses took the blood [from the offerings] and dashed it […]

Mishpatim (Rules or Ordinances)

Mishpatim (Rules or Ordinances)

Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1 to 24:18 The text from this week is often called the “Covenant Code.” Its ordinances form the covenant between the Israelites and God creating a holy people. This week we explore what constitutes being “holy.” In the last verses of last week’s parsha God told Moses how the Israelites should worship […]

Yitro – Torah in Haiku

Yitro – Torah in Haiku

Three months since Egypt…  It’s time for revelation…  The Ten Commandments —–   One G-d, no idols… Don’t swear, remember Shabbat…  Honor your parents —- Don’t murder, don’t cheat…  No stealing, and no lying…  Last thing – don’t covet ————     Ed Nickow | The Torah In Haiku  Twitter  Facebook

Honey Cake

Honey Cake

This recipe, given to me by my son Flip, looks lovely and tastes like Rosh Hashanah – great for the holidays, Shabbat, or any time. This can be baked in a bundt or tube pan, 2 loaf pans, or 1 9” x 13” pan. It looks nicest in the bundt, of course. 3 -½ C. […]

Rugelach – A great addition to ...

Rugelach – A great addition to any dessert offering

Rugelach are a Jewish pastry of Eastern European origin. Each piece is formed from rolling a triangular piece of dough, which is covered with a filling, into a crescent shape. You have a choice of two fillings here, I usually use the raisin – nut. Ingredients: Dough One half pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter 8 […]

Yitro (Jethro – Name of Moses&...

Yitro (Jethro –  Name of Moses’ father-in-law)

Yitro – Exodus 18:1 to 20:23  The text tells of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments and the acceptance and blessing of God by Jethro, a non-Israelite… Both events tell us much about the future traditions of the Israelites. “Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, […]

B’shalach – The Torah in ...

B’shalach – The Torah in Haiku

  Arrivederci  … Au revoir, l’hitraot …  Later, Mitzrayim  ———– We cross the Sea of Reeds and leave Egypt (Mitzrayim) behind us. Or, do we? This haiku includes words in four languages that suggest the departure is not permanent. Even before the sea is parted, the people protest, “It would have been better to be […]

B’shalach (When he -Pharaoh- le...

B’shalach (When he -Pharaoh- let the people go)

B’shalach – Exodus 13:17 to 17:16 God causes the plagues, divides the waters, defeats the Egyptian army, provides water when the Israelites are thirsty, sends manna when they are hungry…. Yet, whenever they want, why do the Israelites still show little faith in God and ask to return to the slavery of Egypt? “Now when […]

Home-made Granola

Home-made Granola

Granola – A nutritious breakfast food… or healthy snack …. It’s a common away-from-home snack because it can easily be stored in its loose form or molded into a bar shape. Ingredients This granola is great with yogurt or milk, or just on its own. 2 C. sliced almonds, or any chopped nuts 4 C. […]

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