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Challah for Parashat Vayetze

Jacob's sheep.

Commentary on Parashat Vayetzei, Genesis 28:10 - 32:3

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

And an angel of God said to me in the dream: Jacob; and I said: Here am I.
And he said: Lift up your eyes, and see, all the sheep which leap upon the flock are streaked, dotted, and speckled.
(Genesis 31:11-12)
 

וַיּאמֶר אֵלַי מַלְאַךְ הָאֱלהִים, בַּחֲלוֹם–יַעֲקב; וָאמַר, הִנֵּנִי.
וַיּאמֶר, שָׂא-נָא עֵינֶיךָ וּרְאֵה כָּל-הָעַתֻּדִים הָעֹלִים עַל-הַצֹּאן, עֲקֻדִּים נְקֻדִּים, וּבְרֻדִּים


challah for parashat Vayetze

Jacob strikes a deal with his father-in-law Laban to take ownership over some of the flock, and Jacob figures out a clever (if mysterious!) way to make the animals breed in a manner that insures that the strong ones go to him.

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Text of the Ushpizin Service

Some recite this short prayer each night of Sukkot, inviting one of seven ancestral guests into the sukkah.

Vayetze

Genesis 28:10-32:3

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Judah's signet and cord.