Challah for Parashat Lekh-L'kha

Malchitzedek bringing out challah and wine.

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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 Malchitzedek, king of Wholeness, brought out wine and bread. (Genesis 14:18)

וּמַלְכִּי-צֶדֶק מֶלֶךְ שָׁלֵם, הוֹצִיא לֶחֶם וָיָיִן

 

challah for lekh-l'kha

Malchitzedek is called a "Priest of God, most High." He brings bread and wine and then blesses Abram, and God. Likewise, we sanctify Shabbat through bread and wine. Here we have challah in the shape of bread, wine, and Malchitzedek.

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.