Challah for Parashat Eikev

The seven species.

Commentary on Parashat Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25

Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.

A land of wheat and barley, and vines [grapes] and figs and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and [date] honey. (Deuteronomy 8:8)

אֶרֶץ חִטָּה וּשְׂערָה, וְגֶפֶן וּתְאֵנָה וְרִמּוֹן; אֶרֶץ-זֵית שֶׁמֶן, וּדְבָשׁ

challah for parashat ekev

The shape of the challah is of ancient Israel. Though you can’t tell by looking at it, the dough was made with all seven species.

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