Challah for Parashat Shemini

The people fell on their faces.

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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 a fire came forth...and [the people] fell on their faces. (Leviticus 9:24)

וַתֵּצֵא אֵשׁ...וַיִּפְּלוּ עַל-פְּנֵיהֶם

challah for shemini 

God comes and consumes the burnt offering and fat from the altar, and the people go into shock at the sight of this. Here you can see the fire flaming on the altar, and the people fallen down.

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.