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Challah for Parashat Korah

Korah's followers.

Commentary on Parashat Korach, Numbers 16:1 - 18:32

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

And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up. (Numbers 16:32)



וַתִּפְתַּח הָאָרֶץ אֶת-פִּיהָ, וַתִּבְלַע אתָם


challah for parashat korah

Not everyone thought Moses should be the leader. Korah and his followers challenged Moses’ authority, and ultimately got swallowed up by the earth. Here we see a split-open mound of challah earth, with Korah’s followers falling in.

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