Challah for Parashat Ki Tavo

The city and the field.

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

 

 

 

You will be blessed in the city and you will be blessed in the field. (Deuteronomy 28:3)

בָרוךְ אַתָה בָעִיר ובָרוךְ אַתָה בַשׂדֶה

 

field and city challah

Here we see the city of Jerusalem, with the Western Wall and the cityscape above. Below, we see a field, full of abundantly growing plants. The sign at the field says "Sde Halomot," meaning "Field of Dreams." This sign exists at an actual field: it's the entrance sign for the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center Farm.

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.