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Parshat Mikeitz – December 25, 2011

In Parshat Mikeitz, a lengthy interaction is played out between Yosef and his bewildered and terrified brothers. The sons of Jacob have arrived in Egypt from Canaan in search of food, due to a famine that has devastated the region.

They are returned to Canaan by Yosef with instructions to bring back their younger brother Benjamin. Yehuda is anxious to return to Egypt and tries to assure Jacob that he will personally assume responsibility for Benjamin.

Yaakov is distraught but insists that they take gifts that are unique to Canaan. In 43:11 he tells them: “Take of the land`s glory in your baggage and bring it down to the man as as tribute – a bit of balsam, a bit of honey, wax, lotus, pistachios, and almonds.”

Inspired by Pasuk 11, Perek 43:

Jacob’s Gifts Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Radicchio
  • Romaine lettuce
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  •  ½ cup of slivered almonds
  •  ¼ cup shelled pistachio nuts


  • 3 T. honey
  • 3 T. oil
  • 3 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. stone ground or deli mustard
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. pepper

Yoseph instructs his servant to fill his brother’s sacks with food.  But for his brother Binyamin he says in 44:2: “And my goblet, the silver goblet, put in the opening of the youngest one’s bag, together with the money for his purchase of food.”

A large goblet full of Bubble Double

Here’s a few fun goblet ideas:

Dollar Store goblets - awesome! (I mean the dollar store.)


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