Commentary on Parashat Bechukotai, Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and scribe, bakes a depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
And ten women will bake your bread in one oven. (Leviticus 26:26)
וְאָפוּ עֶשֶׂר נָשִׁים לַחְמְכֶם בְּתַנּוּר אֶחָד
In the context of the parashah this is a curse, because ideally each woman would have her own spacious oven, but I couldn’t help but turn it into joyous sharing. Here are ten women who have all baked a single raisin challah, together.
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Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.