I’m calling this one the Love and Respect Challah! Rye, Spelt and Whole Wheat living together in harmony. And don’t they just look lovely together? ;)
In this week’s Torah reading we read the commandment “love your neighbor as yourself” which Rabbi Akiva famously said was “the crux of the entire Torah, all else is but commentary.”
These weeks we also connect with Rabbi Akiva in another way. We are in the midst of the Omer counting, and during this period of time we mourn
Pesach is over, we are firmly back in real time, and the house smells of Challah again. yay!
If you’re breathing (and on instagram, facebook... or generally on planet earth ;) you’ve probably noticed that it’s “shlissel (key) challah” week - countless key challahs are being photographed and streamed as we speak!
An ancient tradition, the Jewish women of yore would bake a key shaped challah (or a key baked into the challah - take your pick!) on the Shabbat following Pesach.