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“And they embittered their lives with hard labor, with mortar and with bricks and with all kinds of labor in the fields, all their work that they worked with them with back-breaking labor.” (Exodus 1:14)

Questions: What is the difference between “hard labor,” work with “mortar and bricks” and “all kinds of labor in the fields”? Why does the Bible list these different types of work like this: “all the work that they worked with back breaking labor“? Ok, we get the point. They worked hard. Enough! Is it just for emphasis? Or is there something else going on here?

Ideas: Use peanut butter, apple butter, caramel spread, chocolate spread or any other thick and gooey, mortar-like substance to put together cookie pr cracker “bricks”. Hummus or cream cheese could be used as mortar too.

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“’And Esau ran toward him and embraced him, and he fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.” (Genesis 33:4)

Questions: Why do you think Esau was the one who ran to his brother? Do you think he was sincere in giving him a hug and a kiss? The verse says that both of the brothers wept – what do you think that each one was crying about?

Ideas: Serve chocolate chips or raisins, serve cinnamon raisin bread or bake chocolate chips or raisins into bread or challa to spark discussion about ‘dots.’ Make chicken soup with a chicken or turkey neck and place the neck in a bowl on the table. Serve ‘bite’-sized hors d’oeuvres, or use Tabasco sauce or hot peppers in your cooking – to give everything at your table a little ‘bite.’ For dessert: Hershey’s kisses.

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“And afterwards, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, facing Mamre, which is Hebron, in the land of Canaan. 20. And the field and the cave within it were established to Abraham as burial property, purchased from the sons of Heth.” (Genesis 23:19-20)

Questions: Why was it so important to Abraham to own a plot of land for the burial of his wife? Why didn’t he want to own a plot of land before this? Why was this plot of land a cave?

Ideas: Serve chocolate coins for dessert, purchase and serve cookies that look like little mountains (like the Israeli cookie – “Krembo” or  the equivalent “Mallomars” or “Whippets”) or you can purchase and serve a chocolate jelly-roll cake to represent the cave.

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“Lot’s wife looked back, and she turned into a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:26)

Questions: Why do you think that Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt? Salt is also known to be a preservative – can you think of a reason God might have wanted to preserve Lot’s wife? What would have been a better punishment for Lot’s wife in your opinion? Why?

Ideas: Place an extra dish of coarse or “kosher” salt at the table, serve salty things like sardines, feta cheese, potato chips, peanuts, cold cuts, hot dogs, pickles, olives, saltine crackers etc.

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“I will make your progeny like the dust of the earth; so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then shall your progeny also be counted.” (Genesis, 13:17)

Questions: Why dust? Yes, the dust of the earth is plentiful, but what else  is so special about it?

Ideas: Dust your table or the perimeter or each serving plate with cinnamon or other spices. Serve dipping bowls of spices that people can dip their bread into or use to season their food: garlic powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper, paprika and cumin are all good choices.

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“Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered upon the face of the earth.” (Genesis 11:4)

Questions: Why do you think that the people in this chapter of the Bible specifically decide to build a tower and not some other structure? Why did God punish them in the way that he did  (that they should all speak different languages)? Why did they fear being scattered over the face of the earth?

Ideas: Challenge your family to see who can build a higher tower out of cookies (wafers are great!), pretzels, slices of fruit or anything else you can stack! Confuse your family or your guests by serving a multi-cultural meal – food with interesting names derived from other languages/cultures: nachos, baguettes, sauerkraut, borscht, sushi, eggrolls, goulash, samosas, falafel etc.

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“And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat and that it was a desire for the eyes, and that the tree could pleasantly make one wise, and she took of its fruit, and she ate, and she gave to her husband who was with her, and he ate.” (Genesis 3:6)

Questions: What type of fruit tree was this? Why wouldn’t God have wanted to reveal the name of the tree? Why do you think Eve gave to her husband Adam as well? Why wasn’t she just content to eat the fruit herself?

Ideas: Candied citron slices or citron jam, dried figs or fig bars, fresh grapes, raisins, wine or grape juice, and anything made from wheat – bread, cookies, cake or pasta.

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