This Week’s Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah

Nov 07, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Name: Chayei Sara (The Life of Sarah) Reading: Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 Haftara: Kings 1 1:1 – 1:31 Parsha Summary – Chayei Sarah Abraham Buys the Cave of the Patriarchs Aged 127, Sarah dies in Kiryat Arba (which the Bible says is Hebron). Abraham asks the local Hittites for a place to bury her. They offer their tombs; Abraham asks them to speak to Ephron on his behalf as he […]

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Meatless Monday Ideas From Israel – Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Nov 06, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Meatless Mondays are a worldwide phenomenon encouraging people to ditch some of the meat they eat in favor of plant-based food for a range of reasons: it’s often healthier and more environmentally friendly, and encourages creative cooking with delicious results! Israeli food tends to include a lot of poultry (schnitzel, anyone?), but is actually pretty veggie based – big dishes of chopped salad accompany almost every meal; national favorites hummus […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayera

Nov 02, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Name: Vayera Reading: Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 Haftara: Kings 2 4:1 – 4:37 Parsha Summary – Vayera Abraham and the Angels Abraham sees three travelers in the desert. He runs to greet them and offers them water to wash their feet and bread to eat. The men accept. Abraham asks Sarah to bake cakes while he prepares milk, butter, and meat, which the strangers eat. They tell Abraham that they […]

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