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Good Shabbos! Parshas Shoftim, and menu

Parsha narration (out of order, with LOTS of complaining because Elisheva was in the room, but nicely worded and clear once she actually started talking).  Clockwise from top left:  Jewish King in chariot with Torah scrolls, Soldiers who can’t go to war, Wasting a crumpled bag, Killing a calf to atone for a murder.

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So many complicated themes in this week’s parsha.  I just went with what My First Parsha Reader had to say, even though I know it misses out on a lot.  We also watched the G-dcast, parsha, of course.  Way above their heads, as usual…


I’m actually doing SOME of the cooking this week.  More than I have all summer, it seems like.   Here, I’ll show you all my dishes in GREEN and Ted’s in MAROON.


  • Challah
  • Soup w/kneidlach
  • Chicken and rice (baked on sticky rice with french-fried onions on top – yummy!)
  • Corn
  • storebought Egg Rolls
  • Elisheva – chocolate chip cookies with lentils instead of chips
  • Me – marble cake (new recipe:  I googled Pareve Marble Cake and this is what came up!)


  • Ted wanted to make cholent, but I’m shvitzing – no way!
  • BBQ Chicken salad (out of the cholent chicken)
  • Sliced meats
  • Potato Salad
  • Store-bought chickpea salad
  • Asian Broccoli salad w/crispy-fried ramen bits
  • Desserts from night

Okay, so it doesn’t look like I’m doing all that much when you break it down like that… but like I said, it’s MORE.

Good Shabbos!!!