About the Parsha
In VaEtchanan we read the commandment to love Hashem (G-d) and to study the Torah. We are instructed to write the words of “Shema Yisrael” (“Hear O Israel”) and wrap them in Tefillin (phylacteries) to be worn on one’s arm and one’s forehead, and in Mezuzot to be placed in the doorways of our homes.
About the Dessert
These Tefillin (phylacteries) are made of chocolate-covered wafers.
Use 2 sizes of wafers: a flat square shaped wafer for the base, and a smaller cube-shaped wafer for the top. Glue these together using a bit of melted chocolate.
Melt dark chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.
Coat the entire structure with dark chocolate.
When hardened, remove any excess chocolate from the bottom.
Use melted white chocolate to pipe the letter ש (shin) – found on traditional Tefillin boxes – which represents the name of G-d.