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Nature’s Nosh

  • Returning Spies

    Numbers/Bamidbar 13:23 And they reached the river of Eshkol, and from there they cut a single cluster of grapes (“eshkol” in Hebrew).  And two men carried the grapes together on a pole, while another carried the pomegranates and another carried the figs. וַיָּבֹאוּ עַד־נַחַל אֶשְׁכֹּל וַיִּכְרְתוּ מִשָּׁם זְמוֹרָה וְאֶשְׁכּוֹל עֲנָבִים אֶחָד וַיִּשָּׂאֻהוּ בַמּוֹט בִּשְׁנָיִם וּמִן־הָרִמֹּנִים…

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  • Carrot Calendar

    Leviticus 23:4 These are the times that G-d decreed to be holy, as you will call them, in their appointed times. ד  אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם. 23:5 On the fourteenth day of the first month, between the quarters [in the afternoon, there will be a Passover [offering] for G-d. ה  בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן, בְּאַרְבָּעָה…

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  • Gathering Wheat, Leaving Gleanings

    The admonition to leave food for the poor and resident alien appears in both Parashet Kedoshim and the parsha immediately following, Emor: Parashat Kedoshim: Leviticus / Vayikra 19:9 When you reap the harvest of your land, do not cut all the way to the edges of your field, and do not gather the gleanings of…

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  • Kosher Fish Variations

    Leviticus 11:9 Of all that which is in the water, whether in the ocean or in the rivers, you may eat [only] those that have fins and scales. אֶת־זֶה תֹּאכְלוּ מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר בַּמָּיִם כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ סְנַפִּיר וְקַשְׂקֶשֶׂת בַּמַּיִם בַּיַּמִּים וּבַנְּחָלִים אֹתָם תֹּאכֵלוּ׃ 11:10 And all that which does not have fins and scales, whether in…

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  • Aaron Dressed for Work (Nature’s Nosh)

    Leviticus 8:6 And Moshe brought Aharon and his sons [Nadav and Avihu] closer, and washed them with water. וַיַּקְרֵ֣ב מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶֽת־אַהֲרֹ֖ן וְאֶת־בָּנָ֑יו וַיִּרְחַ֥ץ אֹתָ֖ם בַּמָּֽיִם׃ 8:7 And [Moshe] dressed [Aharon] the tunic, and belted him with the sash, and put on that the cloak, and placed upon him the Eiphod (apron), and secured the cloak…

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  • Leaving Gleanings for the Poor

    Leviticus 19:9 And when you cut the grain on your land, do not cut the corners of your fields, and do not gather that which falls.   וּבְקֻצְרְכֶם אֶת-קְצִיר אַרְצְכֶם לֹא תְכַלֶּה פְּאַת שָׂדְךָ לִקְצֹר; וְלֶקֶט קְצִירְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט. 19:10 And not go back to gather what you missed from your vineyard, nor that which fell. …

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  • Fish with Fins and Scales

    Leviticus 11:9 Of all that which is in the water, whether in the ocean or in the rivers, you may eat [only] those that have fins and scales. אֶת־זֶה תֹּאכְלוּ מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר בַּמָּיִם כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ סְנַפִּיר וְקַשְׂקֶשֶׂת בַּמַּיִם בַּיַּמִּים וּבַנְּחָלִים אֹתָם תֹּאכֵלוּ׃ 11:10 And all that which does not have fins and scales, whether in…

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  • Animal (Cracker) Sacrifice

    Leviticus 1:1 And G-d called to Moses, and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, and said: וַיִּקְרָא אֶל־מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו מֵאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לֵאמֹר׃   1:2 Speak to the Children of Israel and tell them:  If one of you make a sacrificial offering of cattle or sheep, you shall bring your offering… דַּבֵּר…

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  • Menorah

    Torah Pekudei/  פְקוּדֵי   Exodus  38:21-40:38 The Mishkan and all of its parts are finally completed! Time to put everything in place and light the Menorah! The Shabbos Stash and Nature’s Nosh this week are almost identical, so I am only making a single post. Exodus 39:32 And all of the work of building the Tent…

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  • Wise-Hearted Women Donating Cloth

    Torah *Vayakhel / וַיַּקְהֵל Exodus  35:1-38:20 Exodus 35:26: “And all the wise-hearted women donated cloth they had spun / וְכׇל־הַנָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂא לִבָּן אֹתָנָה בְּחׇכְמָה טָווּ אֶת־הָעִזִּים׃ This is a fun project that can be done all sorts of ways. As you can see, the bodies are cucumbers. I purchased multi-colored carrots and used a…

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