What is Challah?


Challah is a Jewish bread that is eaten on the Sabbath and on holidays. The braided strands of the challah symbolize love because they look like arms intertwined. Three braids symbolize truth, peace, and justice. Usually the bread is placed on the table covered with a cloth challah cover or a napkin. Sweet challahs (with honey or raisins) are traditionally baked for holidays (source). However, Scripps Challah for Hunger bakes a variety of sweet and savory challahs every week.



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