Living the Torah Portions: Behar


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Behar/Bechukotai - On the mountain/My statues - Leviticus 25-27
Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt from Love and Lemons
Leviticus 25 explains that every 50th year is to be known as a Jubilee where debts are forgiven, and no agricultural work is done. Making cherries jubilee would be a fun way to emphasize this special time. The traditional recipe is a bit complicated (flambe your cherries with alcohol and serve over ice cream), so try this easier version of the same flavors. Any cherry will work but sour cherries are king. You could also get balloons or party supplies with '50' on them.
Tart cherry frozen yogurt - Living the Torah Portions | Land of Honey

Bamidbar - In the wilderness - Numbers 1-4:20
Blueprint Family Photo Copies from A Beautiful Mess
Since this week's portion starts off with a census and look at Tribal genealogy why not have a look back on your own family history? If you have historical records take a look through those or call an older relative to learn more about your family. Consider writing down dates and significant events and details. Browse family photo albums or reprint a picture to frame.


Nasso - Take up - Numbers 4:21-7:89
Don't eat grapes this week.
A large part of Nasso focuses on the Nazirite vow. Why not participate in that this week by avoiding grapes, raisins, wine, and other grape products? Another idea would be to memorize the Aaronic blessing found in Numbers 7:24-26.

Beha'alotcha - When you set up - Numbers 8-12:15
Cucumber Yogurt Raita Salad from Smitten Kitchen
This Torah portion includes the famous complaint of the Israelites in Numbers 11:5, "At least in Egypt we had all the fish, cucumbers, leeks, onions, garlic, and melons we wanted." You could serve any or all of these foods and talk about what happened when the Israelites complained. This salad recipes contains cucumbers, onion, and garlic.

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