Challah for Parashat Terumah

Lehem Panim--Show Bread.

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

Often translated as “Show Bread,” it literally means "Face Bread." (Exodus 25:30)

לחם פנים

challah for terumah

The Israelites are told to construct a table with "show bread" as part of the mishkan. The twelve loaves represent the twelve tribes.

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.