Challah for Parashat Vaera

An outstretched arm.

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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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Julie Seltzer is a scribe, baker, and artist. She began creating challah art at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Connecticut, where she lived until recently. Julie now resides in the Bay Area, where she is writing a torah scroll at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

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