Shabbat Shavuot 5/30/2009

(Deut. 14:22-16:17 & Num. 28:26-28:31)

This week Shabbat falls during Shavuot, which means there is a special reading instead of our regularly scheduled portion.

The reading begins with instructions to the Israelites that each year they should bring one tenth of their bounty (harvest or livestock), the best of what they produced, and bring it to the Temple. If the distance is too far, however, they should convert their produce into money and…

“Wrap up the money and take it with you to the place that the Lord your God has chosen, and spend the money on anything you want — cattle, sheep, wine, or other intoxicant, or anything you may desire. And you shall feast there, in the presence of the Lord your God, and rejoice with your household.”

SO… limited only by your creativity and the category of food assigned, please bring your best offering, and bring it wrapped “to go”.