Shabbat Shmini (Lev. 9:1-11:47 ) lists the following synonyms for the word “drunk” (as in “intoxicated”):

bashed, befuddled, boozed up*, buzzed*, canned, crocked*, drinking, drunken, flushed*, flying*, fuddled, gassed, glazed*, groggy, hammered, high*, hosed, in orbit, inebriated, jolly, jugged, juiced*, laced*, liquored up*, lit*, lush, merry, muddled, oiled, on a bun, overcome, pie-eyed, plastered*, plowed, potted*, seeing double*, sloshed*, soaked, sotted, soused, stewed*, stoned*, tanked*, tight*, tipsy, totaled*, wasted*, zonked


To that list I could add: sauced, snookered, fermented, obliterated and many more.

So, limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you have been assigned, please bring something which represents – in name, form or ingredients – one of those words or any other of your choosing.

The reason, interpretation and insight – like Torah itself – is yours to reflect on and bring to the table.

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”.