Commentary on Parashat Vayera, Genesis 18:1 - 22:24
And Lot’s wife looked behind him [at Sodom in flames] and became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26)
וַתַּבֵּט אִשְׁתּוֹ, מֵאַחֲרָיו; וַתְּהִי, נְצִיב מֶלַח
The challot featured here are a Before and After of Lot’s wife. She is told not to look back at the destroyed city of Sodom, but alas, she cannot resist a peek. First we see Lot’s wife from behind, then we see her facing us–this time in the form of a salt shaker!