Challah for Parashat Yitro
Mount Sinai in smoke.
Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week's Torah portion.
And they stood at the foot of the mountain and Mount Sinai was all in smoke (Exodus 19:17-18).
וַיִּתְיַצְּבוּ בְּתַחְתִּית הָהָר וְהַר סִינַי עָשַׁן כֻּלּוֹ
The people are standing at the foot of the mountain and the word "smoke--עשן" appears above them. Each of the letters in this word, Ayin, Shin, and Nun, take three decorative crowns in Torah script. You can see the crowns here as billowing fire!