Challah for Parashat Ha'azinu

Give ear!

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

 

 

 

And Moses spoke in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song. (Deuteronomy 31:30)

וַיְדַבֵּר משֶׁה, בְּאָזְנֵי כָּל-קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה, הַזּאת


challah ear

This line from the Torah is the basis for the 613th commandment, which is to actually write the song/text of the Torah. What you see depicted here is the giant ear of the Israelites, with the words "Hashira Hazot," meaning "This Song."

Julie Seltzer

Julie Seltzer is a scribe, baker, and artist. She began creating challah art at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Connecticut, where she lived until recently. Julie now resides in the Bay Area, where she is writing a torah scroll at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.