In the Ethics of the Fathers, Rabbi Shimon says: 'Three who eat together and speak words of Torah, it is as if they had eaten at God's table.'
A brand new book, launched this week in Israel, brings together food and Torah, giving its readers the opportunity to share their meal with the Divine presence
Melting Pot, written to honour the State of Israel during its 60th year, reflects the many Jewish voices and tastes from Israel and all over the world.
There is a recipe to match each week's Torah portion - with an additional chapter for other Jewish and Israeli festivals -
combined with a specially-written article by leading educators in the Jewish world.
For example, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks' commentary is paired with a recipe for Kubaneh,
a sweet Yemenite bread, thus combining the spiritual excellence of Britain with the cultural flavours of the Middle East.