Challah for Parashat Vayera

Lot's wife--before and after.

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And Lot's wife looked behind him [at Sodom in flames] and became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26)


וַתַּבֵּט אִשְׁתּוֹ, מֵאַחֲרָיו; וַתְּהִי, נְצִיב מֶלַח

 

challah for vayera

The challot featured here are a Before and After of Lot's wife. She is told not to look back at the destroyed city of Sodom, but alas, she cannot resist a peek. First we see Lot's wife from behind, then we see her facing us--this time in the form of a salt shaker!

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.