Challah for Parashat Mattot

Taking a vow.

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

When a person takes a vow...whatever leaves his mouth,
he must do. (Numbers 30:3)

אִישׁ כִּי-יִדּר נֶדֶר לַיהוָה...כְּכָל-הַיּצֵא מִפִּיו, יַעֲשֶׂה


challah for parashat mattot

This challah is in the shape of lips, representing the significance of the words we utter.

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.