Challah for Parashat Vayakhel

The cherubim.

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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 the cherubim spread out their wings on high, screening the ark-cover with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover were the faces of the cherubim. (Exodus 37:9)

וַיִּהְיוּ הַכְּרֻבִים פּרְשֵׂי כְנָפַיִם לְמַעְלָה סכְכִים בְּכַנְפֵיהֶם עַל-הַכַּפּרֶת וּפְנֵיהֶם אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו אֶל-הַכַּפּרֶת הָיוּ פְּנֵי הַכְּרֻבִים


challah for vayakhel

These cherubum sit facing each other on top of the ark. They both face the ark-cover, as well as each other.

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.