Gold and silver can be used to make things more beautiful, to show our love and appreciation, like a wedding ring or a special piece of jewelry. Or gold can blind us with the idolatry of wealth. In this week’s Parsha, we have a little of both. B’nai Yisrael are each commanded to each give a half-shekel of silver to help build the Mishkan. It is a gift from individuals for a holy communal purpose. But when Moses does not descend from Mount Sinai as fast as the Children of Israel are expecting, the people create a golden calf to worship. It is a corruption of the very generosity that began our parsha. This week we bring back the love with a beautiful and healthy Shabbat meal tinted with gold (otherwise known as turmeric).
If you don't want to make your own dough, go ahead and use puff pastry or wonton wrappers, it's the filling that counts.
Keep it hot in the slow cooker or move it to your hot plate, the wonderful warming side dish is a meal on its own.
Don't forget the chicken covered in curry and tomatoes.
It really gets the rice yellow.
Yes, there is turmeric in this cake!!
For last year's Shabbat Menu Ki Tisa click here.