Commentary on Parashat Ha'Azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
And Moses spoke in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song. (Deuteronomy 31:30)
וַיְדַבֵּר משֶׁה, בְּאָזְנֵי כָּל-קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה, הַזּאת
This line from the Torah is the basis for the 613th commandment, which is to actually write the song/text of the Torah. What you see depicted here is the giant ear of the Israelites, with the words “Hashira Hazot,” meaning “This Song.”
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.