Commentary on Parashat Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
Today, you are as many as the stars in the sky. (Deuteronomy 1:10)
וְהִנְּכֶם הַיּוֹם, כְּכוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם לָרב
This is the promise made to Abraham back in Genesis–that his descendents will be as numerous as the stars in heaven. Here you see here the colorful sun, moon, and stars.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.