Thursday, June 14, 2018

challah -

Challah (hallah) (חלה) is also known as khale (East Yiddish), berches (Swabia), barkis (Gothenburg), bergis (Stockholm), and kitke (South Africa) ), is a plaited special bread that the Ashkenazi eat and a group of cephalons on the Sabbath and holidays.

According to Jewish tradition, the Sabbath meal and the holiday begin by blessing two loaves of bread. This "pile of bread" (Jewish: lechem mishneh) is made to commemorate the manna bread that fell from heaven as the Israelites walked in the desert for forty years after the Exodus from Egypt. But the manna bread does not fall during the Sabbath and the holidays; however, two loaves fell during the Sabbath and holidays. This bread, recognizable from wicker, is called challah.