Commentary on Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 29:9 - 31:30
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
The priests, the sons of Levi, the carriers of the ark of the covenant of God. (Deuteronomy 31:9)
הַכּהֲנִים בְּנֵי לֵוִי, הַנּשְׂאִים אֶת-אֲרוֹן בְּרִית יְהוָה
Here we see two Levites carrying the ark. At the top of the ark are the two keruvim (cherubs) that perch face to face.
Pronounced: ark, Origin: English, the place in the synagogue where the Torah scrolls are stored, also known as the aron kodesh, or holy cabinet.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.