Commentary on Parashat Matot, Numbers 30:2 - 32:42
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
When a person takes a vow…whatever leaves his mouth,
he must do. (Numbers 30:3)
אִישׁ כִּי-יִדּר נֶדֶר לַיהוָה…כְּכָל-הַיּצֵא מִפִּיו, יַעֲשֶׂה
This challah is in the shape of lips, representing the significance of the words we utter.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.