Challah for Parashat Vayikra

Priest laying hand on sacrificial offering.

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

He shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt offering. (Leviticus 1:4)

וסמך ידו על ראש העלה


priest and his sacrifice challah

The Kohen (priest) places his hand on the head of the sacrificial animal. As you can see from the challah, the priest wears special garb, including the hoshen (breastplate), and mitznefet (funny looking hat).

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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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