Challah for Parashat Korah

Korah's followers.

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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 the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up. (Numbers 16:32)

וַתִּפְתַּח הָאָרֶץ אֶת-פִּיהָ, וַתִּבְלַע אתָם


challah for parashat korah

Not everyone thought Moses should be the leader. Korah and his followers challenged Moses' authority, and ultimately got swallowed up by the earth. Here we see a split-open mound of challah earth, with Korah's followers falling in.

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.