Challah for Parashat Mishpatim

An eye for an eye.

Commentary on Parashat Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1 - 24:18

Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot (Exodus 21:24).

עַיִן תַּחַת עַיִן שֵׁן תַּחַת שֵׁן יָד תַּחַת יָד רֶגֶל תַּחַת רָגֶל

challah for mishpatim

The Hebrew literally reads: “Eye UNDER eye, tooth UNDER tooth,” etc. That’s why the challahs are on top of each other. It is literally an eye under an eye.

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