Parsha Recipe – Terumah (No calories on Shabbat!)
This week’s Torah reading focuses on the construction of the Mishkan (tabernacle). The Torah details the precise measurements and materials to be used in the construction of the Mishkan. According to Midrash each of the donated materials corresponds to a particular aspect of a human being. For example, gold represents the soul, silver is the physical self, and copper is voice. Thus the creation of the tabernacle is reminiscent of the creation of the world.

“And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and you shall overlay them with copper. And its poles shall be inserted into the rings, and the poles shall be on both sides of the altar when it is carried.”

This verse demonstrates one of the details of the Tabernacle. The poles for the altar were made out of acacia, a soft pliable wood and these poles were inserted into rings. So for this Shabbat, try some yummy onion rings.

Onion Rings – Ingredients
• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup oil
• 1 cup soy milk
• 1 cup flour
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 3 large onions, sliced with rings separated
• 1/3 cup flour (for dredging the onions)
• oil for frying

• Mix egg, oil, and soy milk in a mixer.
• Add dry ingredients until all the lumps are gone and consistency is creamy.
• Dredge the onions in flour.
• Cover with batter.
• When oil is hot (not before!) drop in the onion rings. Cook until lightly browned on both sides.
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