Commentary on Parashat Korach, Numbers 16:1 - 18:32
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up. (Numbers 16:32)
וַתִּפְתַּח הָאָרֶץ אֶת-פִּיהָ, וַתִּבְלַע אתָם
Not everyone thought Moses should be the leader. Korah and his followers challenged Moses’ authority, and ultimately got swallowed up by the earth. Here we see a split-open mound of challah earth, with Korah’s followers falling in.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.