Commentary on Parashat Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
You will be blessed in the city and you will be blessed in the field.
בָרוךְ אַתָה בָעִיר ובָרוךְ אַתָה בַשׂדֶה
Here we see the city of Jerusalem, with the Western Wall and the cityscape above. Below, we see a field, full of abundantly growing plants. The sign at the field says “Sde Halomot,” meaning “Field of Dreams.” This sign exists at an actual field: it’s the entrance sign for the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center Farm.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.