Ornate Silver Jerusalem Challah cutting board – comes with a cutting knife (please see the pictures)
Size: 11.5” x 16.7” 4.4 lb (29cm x 40cm)
“CHALLAH” (SABBATH BREAD)
The table set for the Sabbath should contain, in addition to the candles, two loaves of unsliced bread known as “hallah” which are covered with a special cloth or napkin specially decorated to beautify the Sabbath table. The word “Hallah” usually translated as “cake” or “loaf” is mentioned in Numbers 15:20. The children of Israel were commanded to set aside, from the bread they had baked, a small portion of dough for the sustenance of the priest. The word “Challah” was first used in the Bible in Leviticus 24:5 to describe the 12 showbreads that were arranged in the Tabernacle. According to most authorities, this is the origin of the use of “Challah” on the Sabbath and on holidays.
Two loaves are used to commemorate God miraculously sending manna from heaven enough to meet the needs for one day at a time. However, so that the Israelites would not have to collect manna on the Sabbath (which would have constituted work) on the sixth day a double portion was sent and it did not spoil. According to tradition, the two loaves of bread for the Sabbath commemorate this event. A cover is placed over the loaves until the time comes to break one and pass pieces around the table as part of the Sabbath blessing: the blessing over the bread and the fruit of the vine. The blessing over the bread is “Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.”
Please note that this item will be shipped separately from Israel.