Shabbat Vayakhel (Ex. 35:1 – 38:20)

In the portion this week we re-read the plans plans for the Mishkan as Moses tells them to the Israelites. The Israelites donate to the project with such fervor that finally Moses has to tell them to stop. And the contributions of women figure prominently in the descriptions. One line caught my eye this year:

“He made the laver of copper and its stand of copper, from the mirrors of the women who performed tasks at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.” (Exodus 38:8)

So, limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you are assigned, plan to bring “foods that reflect”.

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”.