Challah for Parashat Shlah

Tzitzit (Fringes).

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

They should make fringes on the wings of their garments for all generations, and the fringe of the corner should have a thread of tekhelet. (Numbers 15:38)

וְעָשׂוּ לָהֶם צִיצִת עַל-כַּנְפֵי בִגְדֵיהֶם, לְדרתָם; וְנָתְנוּ עַל-צִיצִת הַכָּנָף, פְּתִיל תְּכֵלֶת


challah for parashat shlah

These are tzitzit challot. As you can see, there is one blue string, the tekhelet--given its color from purple cabbage.

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.