Darkness

Questions

1. Why do you think God sent darkness as a plague? Do you think it’s better or worse than the other plagues (remember: there’s blood, frogs, bugs, wild animals, death of the animals, boils, hails, locusts, and death of the first born)

2.  ​If you were Pharaoh, would you have waited until the last plague or would you have let the Israelites go sooner?

3. Do you agree or disagree that Pharaoh has a piece of God inside him, but that he just forgot how to be human and instead used that part of him for evil?

 

4. What other lessons can we learn from this story?

In this week’s Torah portion, the Egyptian’s experience the plague of darkness while the Jews did not! For this week’s Torah Treat, make a chocolate cookie to represent the darkness and feill the center with marshmallows to represent the darkness that the Jews see but do not experience.

Torah Treats!

In this week’s Torah portion, the Egyptian’s experience the plague of darkness while the Jews did not! For this week’s Torah Treat, make a chocolate cookie to represent the darkness and feill the center with marshmallows to represent the darkness that the Jews see but do not experience.

​Ingredients: 

  • 30 mini marshmallows

  • 2/3 c cocoa powder

  • 2 c flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ¾ tsp salt

  • 1 c sugar (plus ½ c sugar for rolling)

  • 1 c shortening

  • ½ c brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla

​Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Freeze marshmallows while preparing cookie dough.

3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

4. In a separate bowl, cream together the: sugar, brown sugar and Crisco. Add eggs and vanilla to sugar mixture. Beat together well.

5. Stir in the dry ingredients.

6. Roll the dough around each marshmallow, sealing it in a small ball.

7. Roll each ball in sugar.

8. Place on a cookie sheet about 1 ½ inches apart.

9. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy!

Yum!

To earn points for your class, email us a photo of yourself with your Torah Treat!

 

We'd love to see what you do!

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חֲנֹךְ לַנַּעַר עַל־פִּי דַרְכּוֹ גַּם כִּי־יַזְקִין לֹא־יָסוּר מִמֶּנָּה
Train a child according to their way; even in old age, they will not turn away…

(Proverbs 22:6)