Related Blog Posts on Challah and Side Dish Recipes
Ease into the intentional space of Shabbat through some preparatory cooking and baking, reading up on the parashah, making pre-Shabbat well wishes, and doing some self-care.
Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors
Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes. Broaden your palate with the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding and make perfect gifts.
Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice
I've made challot each Friday while sheltering in place, kneading in prayers not only family and friends but also for our country and our world during these trying times.
How a Jewish Preschool Teacher Became a Professional Challah Baker
Meghann Hennen, a Jewish preschool teacher based in Cleveland, OH, discovered challah's incredible impact on her life firsthand when she decided to start her own challah business on Instagram... in the midst of the pandemic.
Creating Torah from Challah and Challah from Torah
What began as a one-time experiment to shape a challah to reflect the Torah portion about Noah has grown into a two-year project of creating thematic challot.
Lessons in Challah
Weaving Strands of Challah History
Shabbat has always had a meaningful place in my memory. When I was five, my mother began her long association with our synagogue choir. Every Friday night we’d light Shabbat candles in the brass candlesticks that had arrived in New York in the late 19th centur
The Importance of Challah
This week’s Torah portion includes the story of sending the scouts to Canaan and a number of laws about sacrifices and communal and individual wrongs.
One of the things that I often wondered about was the origin of the challah. In this week’s portion is the...