challah-shoftim.jpg

Challah for Parashat Shoftim

John Doe.

Commentary on Parashat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9

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

 
 

 

If a dead body is found…your elders and judges will go out and measure the distance from the body to the nearest cities. (Deuteronomy 21:1,2)



כִּי-יִמָּצֵא חָלָל
…וְיָצְאוּ זְקֵנֶיךָ, וְשׁפְטֶיךָ; וּמָדְדוּ, אֶל-הֶעָרִים, אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבת הֶחָלָל

 

Here we see a John Doe challah. He is surrounded by tape, just like in television shows. At his side is a challah measuring tape, which will be used to measure the distance from the body to the nearest city, as the Torah commands.

Discover More

Challah for Parashat Pinhas

The laws of inheritance.

Challah for Parashat Kedoshim

Two kinds of seed.