Commentary on Parashat Bechukotai, Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
And ten women will bake your bread in one oven. (Leviticus 26:26)
וְאָפוּ עֶשֶׂר נָשִׁים לַחְמְכֶם בְּתַנּוּר אֶחָד
In the context of the Torah portion this is a curse, because ideally each woman would have her own spacious oven, but I couldn’t help but turn it into joyous sharing. Here are 10 women who have all baked a single raisin challah, together.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.