Commentary on Parashat Pekudei, Exodus 38:21 - 40:38
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
For by day, a cloud was over the Tabernacle, and a fire was in it by night. (Exodus 40:38)
כי ענן על המשכן יומם ואש תהיה לילה בו
There was always a cloud above the Tabernacle–when it lifted, the Israelites would know that they too should move. This was the way they traveled about the desert, always following the cloud of God.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.