Challah for Parashat Sh’lach

Tzitzit (Fringes).

Commentary on Parashat Sh'lach, Numbers 13:1 - 15:41

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

They should make fringes on the wings of their garments for all generations, and the fringe of the corner should have a thread of tekhelet. (Numbers 15:38)

וְעָשׂוּ לָהֶם צִיצִת עַל-כַּנְפֵי בִגְדֵיהֶם, לְדרתָם; וְנָתְנוּ עַל-צִיצִת הַכָּנָף, פְּתִיל תְּכֵלֶת

challah for parashat shlah

These are tzitzit challot. As you can see, there is one blue string, the tekhelet–given its color from purple cabbage.

Discover More

Challah for Parashat Bereshit

Adam, the first human, sleeping.

6 Tips for Hosting a Solo Passover Seder

Having a Seder by yourself or with a small group doesn't have to be a lonely experience.

Passover 2021

In 2021, the first Passover seder is on Saturday, April March 27.

Modern Israel at a Glance

An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.

Sephardic Cuisine

An overview of the wide variety of food eaten by the descendants of the Spanish exile.

Ashkenazi Cuisine

European Jewish food developed along with the migration of the European Jewish community -- from West to East.