Commentary on Parashat Terumah, Exodus 25:1 - 27:19
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.
Often translated as “Show Bread,” it literally means “Face Bread.” (Exodus 25:30)
The Israelites are told to construct a table with “show bread” as part of the mishkan. The twelve loaves represent the twelve tribes.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.