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“If a man has a raised area, a scab, or a spot on the skin of his flesh, and it forms a lesion of leprosy on his skin, he shall be brought to Aaron the High Priest, or to one of his sons, the priests.” (Leviticus 13:2)

Questions: Why does the Bible devote so much attention to describing a skin condition in such vivid detail? What is it about leprosy that makes it worthy of such attention? What did leprosy punish?

Ideas: Make “spotted” or “tongue” cookies, or anything wrapped up in puff pastry dough, in a tortilla-type wrap or even sushi which is wrapped in seaweed! (Lepers often wrapped themselves with many bandages.) See how long everyone at your table can go without speaking about someone else.

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“Among all creatures that are in the water, you may eat these: Any of the creatures in the water that have fins and scales, those you may eat, whether in the seas or in the rivers… Any creature that does not have fins and scales in the water is an abomination for you.” (Leviticus 11:9-12)

Questions: Why must fish have fins and scales? What is it about fins and scales? Why those distinguishing characteristics? What do they represent?

Ideas: Cook an entire fish, head, scales, fins and all (gutted of course) and use that as the conversation piece at your table. Whole sardines, sardine spread or pate could work too, and gummy fish if fish are not your thing at all…

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