Challah for Parashat Mattot
Taking a vow.
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.
אִישׁ כִּי-יִדּר נֶדֶר לַיהוָה...כְּכָל-הַיּצֵא מִפִּיו, יַעֲשֶׂה
This challah is in the shape of lips, representing the significance of the words we utter.