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‘We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt free of charge, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.’ (Numbers 11:5)

Questions: What do the Israelites mean here by the word “free”? Were these foods they ate truly “free”? What are the foods that are native to the place where you live? What foods would you miss if you were to leave your country? What do you think all these foods have in common?

Ideas: Since this list of foods is quite common it’s easy to make a dish or series of dishes incorporating these food items. Have your guests guess which items of food at your table were mentioned in the Bible, or, altneratively, make a dish that reminds you of home. Is there some food item that you miss that your mother or father used to make? Or something that was native to the city or country in which you grew up? Make it and share it with your family and friends. Was there a “cost” incurred in your leaving these food items behind? Is there a freedom that this dish reminds you of? Was it really “freedom”?

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