Challah for Parashat Tetzaveh

Aaron's breastplate.

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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 thou shalt make a breastplate of judgment…and thou shalt set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones, (Exodus 28: 15,17)

וְעָשִׂיתָ חשֶׁן מִשְׁפָּט…וּמִלֵּאתָ בוֹ מִלֻּאַת אֶבֶן, אַרְבָּעָה טוּרִים אָבֶן

 

challah for tetzaveh

All of these stones and the colors of the "gems" are accurate to the type of stone described in the Torah.

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.