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Challah for Parashat Vaera

An outstretched arm.

Commentary on Parashat Vaera, Exodus 6:2 - 9:35

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


And I will redeem you with an outstretched arm. (Exodus 6:6)

וְגָאַלְתִּי אֶתְכֶם בִּזְרוֹעַ נְטוּיָה


challah for vaera

The image of God’s outstretched arm bringing the Hebrews out of slavery comes up every year at the Passover seder.

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