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Challah for Parashat Toldot

Jacob and Esau in the womb.

Commentary on Parashat Toldot, Genesis 25:19 - 28:9

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

 And behold, twins in her womb! (Genesis 25:24)


וְהִנֵּה תוֹמִם, בְּבִטְנָהּ


challah for parashat toldot

The pregnant Rebekah feels the twins struggling within her. God explains, “Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples (25:23).” At birth, they are named Jacob and Esau.

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