Challah for Parashat Ki Tetze

Cross-dressers.

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

 

 

 

A man's garment will not be on a woman, and a man will not wear woman's dress. (Deuteronomy 22:5)

לא-יִהְיֶה כְלִי-גֶבֶר עַל-אִשָּׁה, וְלא-יִלְבַּשׁ גֶּבֶר שִׂמְלַת אִשָּׁה

challah for ki tetze

The torah warns against it, but I couldn't help but cross-dress these man and woman challahs…as you can see, the challah with the breasts is wearing a tie.

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.