Commentary on Parashat Tazria, Leviticus 12:1 - 13:59
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
If she gives birth to a female, she is “impure” two weeks, like her niddah. (Leviticus 12:5)
וְאִם-נְקֵבָה תֵלֵד, וְטָמְאָה שְׁבֻעַיִם כְּנִדָּתָה
The parashah deals with a birthing woman, and how long she is in a state of impurity (the length of time depends on whether she gives birth to a boy or a girl). This challah is based on a painting by Alex Gray.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.