Shabbat Pesach (Ex 33:12 – 34:26 & Num 28:19 – 28:25)

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This week we take a break from the Leviticus cycle to jump both forward and back in Torah. Forward to Numbers 28, where we read about more sacrifices (oh, THAT’S different from what we’ve been reading in Leviticus. Sigh. Haven’t we suffered enough already?).

…and back to Exodus 33, where Moses makes two requests of God:

  1. that God accompany the Israelites through the desert, and
  2. that he (Moses) get a sneak peak at the divine glory of God. If God will do that, Moses feels it will be enough to guarantee everyone will make it to the promised land.

Why are we reading these bits and not the regular portion? Because it’s the Shabbat during Passover.

So, limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you have been assigned, please bring food that is “dayenu” (enough).

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”.