A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: KI TISA (EXODUS 30:11-34:35)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant   This week’s Torah parsha, Ki Tisa, begins on Mount Sinai, where God is relating to Moses some rather benign instructions pertaining to the final particulars to complete the Holy Sanctuary. It is expected that Moses will remain at the top of the mountain for another forty days. Here, […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Vegan Meatloaf w/ Impossible Burger

For meatloaf:  ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs or 1 cup fresh soft breadcrumbs  ¼ cup unsweetened vegan plant milk (preferably oat) or vegetable broth 2 packages (12 oz each) Impossible burger, if frozen defrost in fridge overnight 2 tablespoons tomato paste or ketchup or BBQ sauce  2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce, like Wizard’s or Annie’s; or […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: TETZAVEH (EXODUS 27:20-30:10)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant   The primary theme of last week’s Torah parsha, Terumah, was the building of the Mishkan (Sanctuary). Each Israelite donated the gold, silver, copper, fabric and all of the other materials required to create a dwelling of splendor, where God would live ‘within its midst’. This week’s Torah parsha, […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: TERUMAH (EXODUS 25:1-27:19)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant   In last week’s Torah parsha, Mishpatim, Moses provided clarification of the Ten Commandments given to the Israelites by God at Mount Sinai. Additionally, the Children of Israel learned the nature of numerous other laws, commandments, prohibitions and the consequences for disobedience. This week’s Torah parsha, Terumah, begins with […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: MISHPATIM (EXODUS 21:1-24:18)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant   In last week’s Torah parsha, Yitro, the Ten Commandments rang out from Mount Sinai in a symphony of sound and vision, thunder and lightning – and the world was forever changed. Although this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, lacks the ’Pyrotechnic  Accompaniment’, its message is, in effect, a qualification and […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Impossible Venezuelan Picadillo in Fried Plantain Cups

12 Ounce package of Impossible™ Beef  1 Yellow Or Spanish Onion, Chopped  1 Green Pepper, Chopped  1 Red Pepper, Chopped  3 Garlic Cloves, Minced  1 Small Potato, Diced  1 Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Finely Chopped 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder  1 Tablespoon Cumin  1 Cup Vegetable Stock  2 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce  1/2 Cup Pitted Green […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: YITRO (EXODUS 18:1-20:23)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant   This week’s Torah parsha, Yitro, consists of two episodes which appear to be a study in contrast. In the first (Chapter 18, Yitro), Moses’ father-in-law, a high level Midianite, provides Moses lessons in management and governance. In the second, the prime mover is God, Himself, who, in an […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Atakilt Wat (Eritrean Vegetable Stew)

½ head medium green cabbage, chopped  3 medium carrots, peeled and cut in chunks  3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks  1 cup cut green beans, fresh or frozen  1/2 red bell pepper, cut in chunks  1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut in chunks  4 tablespoon virgin olive oil  1 large onion, sliced  1/2 green […]