Shabbat Lech Lecha (Gen. 12:1-17:27)

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From the chaos of Creation through the destruction of the Flood we now arrive at the upheaval of family change.

Avram and Sarai leave everything they’ve known for the hinterlands of Canaan (with a few stops along the way). They encounter suspicion, engage in deception, attempt mis-direction and experience supernatural visitation. Abraham washes feet and Sarah laughs. In return, Abraham is blessed and God laughs back.

Keeping all of that in mind, we come to the food assignments. Limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you have been assigned, please bring a “special meal” – a dish that you would prepare on an auspicious occasion. It can be something you DID prepare for a PAST event, or something you WOULD prepare, or something you DO prepare for special events that come up regularly.

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”.