Shalom, with love, Marnie The recipe is credited to the JCC in Manhattan; coincidentally, I was a teacher in the JCC’s culinary department when I lived in New York, and this is the same foolproof recipe that I use to bake challah for my family each week! Richard A. Walter, THE SLIVOVITZ!). It’s at the heart of many Jewish celebrations, including Shabbat and Purim, but is a comforting—abiet challenging—braided bread worth enjoying year-round. Slader, a cantor and teacher, explains the history of challah. On Friday night and holidays, this special, oh so delicious bread is also a reminder of the purity of the day of rest, as well as a remembrance of the deprivation of Eastern European Jews who lived on black bread during the week. Although most Jews think of challah as the quintessential Jewish bread, the traditional challah of Sephardi Jews more often closely resembled pita. Mendel loved to bake, and every Friday morning, he would bake four challahs, two for himself, and two for his brother Chaim. No ratings, and yes, even “geniuses” should be required to “repurpose” that which has had a purpose to We Jews for millennia. The ways in which we mark a particular holiday are also ritualistic, such as going to synagogue and eating a holiday meal. Here’s a short excerpt I found fascinating, as the first appearance of challah in the braided shape we know today: At some point during the 1400s, braided breads using the best available white fl our became popular in Germany, perhaps because braiding the dough helps to keep the bread fresh a bit longer. I had a chance to sit down with Beth during a visit at my home and talk with her about rituals and her experiences with baking challah. Round loaves on Rosh Hashanah symbolize continuity. 2) Lay off the Slivovitz. Just as we don’t need to “transform” Judaism, even for ratings, our challah stands alone (except for maybe some raisins, and French toast) – and like Judaism, should be dosed straight, with love, and respect for this ever-lasting mitzvah! Quirky, no-nonsense, funny, Marnie – writer, editor, author, lecturer, clinician, and administrator – is a straight-shooter, who has a distinctive voice and takes on the world in her columns, features, and books. Get monthly updates with the latest Jewish recipes, news and events. Anonymous, Alas, for better or for worse, usually there isn’t much challah left over! Likewise on Jewish holidays. So, with this history in mind I watched what they did to OUR challah on “Chopped.” Oy, what they made! I immediately summoned 3,500 years of Jewish history and I was determined to be defensive. The word “cake” is a translation of the Hebrew word “challah.” The offering or portion of challah that was given to the priests (kohanim) was called the mitzvah of “hafrashat challah” – separating the challah. Recipe from this story: Ritual Challah; When most people hear the word “ritual,” they immediately think of it in a religious context. The recipe is just six ingredients, and I derive so much pleasure in getting my hands in a bowl of dough. Did I know it would run together during the baking and emerge looking like a miniature European dictator? The bread baked for the Temple is the word lechem, just bread, but was baked in square pans. “And the phone was ringing off the hook. Not until adulthood, when her life was moving at a pace that was too hectic, did she find solace and comfort in the simplicity of baking challah. After nearly ten years of weekly challah baking, Beth recounts her experiences in her 2018 memoir, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs, which was named a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, the winner of the Wilbur Award for Nonfiction and Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist. Beth Ricanati: Making challah has become the first sustained meaningful ritual for me. Just as He unlocked the gates of sustenance to provide for us in those days in Israel, may He provide us with our needs now. On Shavuot, two oblongs side by side resemble the Tablets of the Law. Which is why I’m addicted to the food channel. Log in or register to post comments Poppy and sesame seeds sprinkled on the bread also symbolize the manna that fell from heaven. The braided shape of Ashkenazi challah is based on a non-Jewish, Eastern European tradition that traces its roots to the Medieval Period. Many spiritual lessons to long to go into here, but amazing how important challah is to HaShem. I’ve also used leftover challah to make stuffing, in panzanella salads and breakfast casseroles. To make a challah bird, first make a thick log about 8 inches long. Challah is a delicious, traditional Jewish bread that is typically enjoyed on Shabbat by families around the world. All travelers were welcome. The word challah (ḥallah plural: challot/ḥalloth/khallos) (Hebrew: חלה) is also called khale (eastern Yiddish, German and western Yiddish), berches (Swabian), barkis (Gothenburg), bergis (Stockholm), birkata in Judeo-Amharic, chałka (Polish), colaci (Romanian),and kitke (South Africa). Inspirational stories and insights to encourage regular challah baking Prayers and techinahs, in Hebrew and English, that can be recited while preparing the dough and taking the challah Laws of the mitzvah of taking challah Recipes, tips for baking fantastic challah, … To create challah is to take raw ingredients – flour, sugar, oil, water – and to form that potential into something real – nourishing sustenance. Once upon a time, there was a man named Mendel. In Bereshit 2:7 challah is first mentioned in the words "and man became a living soul" in the first letters of the words, hey, lamed, hey. Our Privacy Guarantee: Your information is private. gummy bears, dinosaur kale and goat chops around? Gift now Marnie has written over 20 books/calendars, including the series “A Little Joy, A Little Oy." Okay, I confess. Shalom with love, Marnie, (2) Before, the bread was called “berches,” a name still used by Jews in some places today. My favorite show is “Chopped” where four “common” geniuses vie in three rounds (apps, main, and dessert), from mystery baskets that contain weird stuff I mostly never heard of (buffalo ears, Poussin, watermelon radish, earthy sunchokes – and bubble gum) in less time than it takes me to floss my teeth. The actions we do to prepare for the observance of a holiday, such as cleaning our homes of chametz before Passover, are rituals. Whisk yeast, 2 tsp. I have recently learned that I am Jewish and hunger for further info. Color Your Own Challah Cover Welcome to the tribe! The term was coined in Austria. Tearing vs. Slicing: On “Chopped” I saw them slicing the challah instead of tearing! Marnie has once again helped me to understand more of my Jewish heritage! I don’t want to see white chocolate (which should be an extra Jewish sin) using our challah! Still, the story can't be beat and the connection the ITJB is heartwarming. More than just a fixture at Ashkenazi Jewish Shabbat and holiday tables, it’s a biblically significant bread steeped in age-old rituals, symbolism, and strong opinions. When our son was young, I baked one big cookie with his name on top. Separating challah is a segulah (good omen) for an easy, safe birth and some separate challah at least once in the ninth month of pregnancy. The challah cover also has a practical lesson, reminding us how crucial it is to be sensitive to the feelings of others. July 11, 2012 1:43 AM. The idea that we can mitigate stress through lifestyle modification is a very powerful concept, and having a meaningful ritual in one’s life is a huge step in this direction. July 9, 2012 11:58 AM, (1) It is in this vein that my dear friend Beth Ricanati discovered the ritual of baking challah for Shabbat. But challah was the assignment that really gave me pause. As a busy mother of 3, getting through the barrage of activities on my to-do list on Fridays is challenging enough. Rabbi, can you contact me and give me some history of your name and location of ancestors. Next to matzah (and chicken), challah is what makes our world go round. Self-care comes in many forms. July 11, 2012 10:47 AM. Perhaps it’s baking challah, or maybe it’s simmering a pot of chicken soup to enjoy each Shabbat. Home. Find people, places, recipes, or stories. I do not care what rituals you have in your life, but I care deeply that you have a ritual. Mit bacon or ham? Made either in the shape of a key or with a key baked inside, the special bread is known as shlissel challah, with shlissel being the Yiddish word for "key." Her goal is to educate people, to get them excited to cook their own food and find better health through the food they prepare for themselves. 1) Turn off the TV. The paper did a story on her, shot a video and ran it, and put it in the local Gannett paper as well. Below is an excerpt from our conversation. You can find them, or dealers of used books on Amazon. People wanted challah. Rebbitzin Rena Richman (her husband is Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute) gave a 4-series talk on challah that is fabulous. The first appearance of the word “challah” appears in the Bible (Numbers 15:18-21) as follows: ...When you enter the land where I bring you, it shall be that when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall set aside a portion for God. Marnie invites you to join her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Challah is a rich, eggy bread baked every week for the Jewish sabbath, or shabbat. So challah corresponds to might, and its inner source is in understanding. Other interpretations see the key as understanding the basic necessities in life as stored for us in shamayim (heaven) behind locked gates. Think outside the box, just as Beth Ricanati did, and find a ritual that fits into your life at this point in time. Just six simple ingredients, plus water, is all that is needed to make the dough for her delicious and meaningful bread. November 9, 2016 1:16 PM, I've been baking Challah for some years now. The Bloodless Challah Rabbi Yitzchak of Kalish, the subsequent Rebbe of Vorki in Poland and the brother of Rabbi Meir of Premishlan, kept an open house. Whenever I tried making matzah balls, I had emergency services on speed dial. I just met someone at an event who has brunch with her grandchildren every Sunday as her ritual; another woman comes to weekly prayer services for her ritual. Get a weekly delivery of sweet stories, fresh recipes and hot events in our community direct to your inbox. BR: Absolutely! While “transforming” may be a sign of genius in today’s world, let them play with goat’s feet, dragonfruit, and yes, even Halvah with fried pickles. For thousands of years challah has been our Shabbat and holiday bread, and as for meanings, challah alone needs a thesaurus. ... where you want it. We Jews are masters at imbuing ordinary acts with symbolism. But there are just some things you don’t futz with. The breads are covered on the table by a decorative challah cover or a white napkin, which represents the dew that collected on the manna in the morning. Anonymous, If so, are they still present? (Maybe a touch of Slivovitz ...?) BR: Challah french toast is the best! All we have to do is ask God to unlock the gates and fill our homes with blessings. I don’t want to see (or understand) challah béchameled, cassoletted, chiffonaded, moled, rouladed, confited, aiolied, rouxed, coulisdied, ceviched, sabayoned into a pate, or encrouted in something. AndrewsMcMeel). Let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. SD Challah was and is fairly common in Eastern Europe and Israel today especially after the resurgence of natural yeast for leavening breads. Our Story In my family, Challah is the ignition that starts Shabbat. Sarah Rivkah: A Challah Baking Story By tobendlight, May 27, 2010 This is a sweet little story about the joy of baking challah and the ways we honor, love and add beauty to Shabbat. Marnie, who did her graduate work at Columbia University writes relationship features and advice columns.Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions and the San Diego Jewish Journal. Add to that, a stop to the local bakery to pick up Challah. In some Jewish circles, there is the tradition of baking a special type of challah for the first Shabbat after Passover. It recalls the biblical story of manna, or bread, that God sent to the Israelites in the wilderness. July 10, 2012 6:41 PM, I am not a rabbi, but a therapist and writer. That did it. There’s so much to learn from the pages of Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs. What is challah? Bea Baldridge, I did know about the pair and the friday but never knew about not slicing the loaf. The word there "a cake of" is challah! July 10, 2012 4:38 PM. I am tempted to try a za’atar and olive challah! Reuven, marnie, the author, July 10, 2012 6:02 PM. Incorporating these rituals, such as burning palo santo sticks or meditating with crystals, are a way to find calmness, peace, grounding and harmony in our otherwise frenzied lives. Beth did not grow up baking challah or even observing the commandments of Shabbat. And more, why would they? Thefullwiki.org has listed Marnie Macauley on their list of top Jewish_American writers, dead or living. repurposing our precious Shabbat delicacy – challah. Challah is made in … Nowadays, challah is so popular for its fluffy, unique texture and can be bought in stores widely, so you may be asking yourself, why should I make my own challah? Abraham is rolling. Cool Stuff. The key is a form of prayer to open up the gates of livelihood. Schlissel challah: Whether a key of dough is baked inside or adorns the top, some still engage in this controversial practice. May 5, 2016 2:23 AM, I was told that it important to slice Challa rather than break off pieces, see your LOR, (8) Much like the story Yaakov Shraga, it captures a moment in which one person experiences holiness in daily life. What Is Challah Bread? Of the first of your dough you shall set aside a loaf as an offering; as the offering of the threshing-floor, so you shall set it aside. Hafrashas Challah is a timeless mitzvah that Jewish women have performed across the ages, from the times of Sarah Imeinu, of the 1st and 2nd Beis Hamikdash, and today. Your Judaism. The info on Challah is fascinating. Thank you so much, dear! When most people hear the word “ritual,” they immediately think of it in a religious context. Shalom with love, Marnie. Challah may come from “Gal” referring to a circle in Hebrew. Unfortunately, regarding "Chopped", as long as it generates profits, everything today becomes a reality show even at the expense of religion and moral values. Take a plain challah cover, add some fabric paint or vegetable based dye, and use apple halves, pomegranate pieces, even celery stalks and hearts, to create beautiful, organically inspired shapes. One Friday, a gentile man came in and asked for a piece of bread. We know that stress can make us sick and can exacerbate illnesses already present. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment. Beth generously provides her go-to challah recipe in the opening pages of Braided. This is a story of how learning to make this bread changed my life; maybe even saved my life. (Never mind the recipes for Challah and Apple Stuffed Pork Loin? A perfect gift for everyone. Pinch the other end into the head and beak. Please sign me up for Aish.com's free email updates. Why? July 10, 2012 2:44 PM. Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, AT A GLANCE. This is a story about bread. I’m the daughter of kohanim, but I’ve yet to receive a morsel.). Very educational for me, and a very interesting topic. Her books include "Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother" and "A Little Joy, A Little Oy" (winner best calendar content, pub. 0 items. sugar, and ¼ cup warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if kneading by hand). : "Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother," "A Little Joy, A Little Oy," "The Joy of Jewish Humor 2013" (along with past calendars, as they're chock full of humor and information). Then in Bamidbar 15:20. There are two challot on the table in remembrance of the double portion of man that we got before Shabbat.. (6) Now that I know, I will try and be more careful and appreciate the bread for all it represents. Maybe your ritual is gardening, or maybe it’s salsa dancing. Oy vey. She is also a “calendar queen” having written over 20. John Cooper (Eat and Be Satisfied) notes that the first mention was in the 15th century. Since it’s customary to make Kiddush over wine before we eat challah, some say that covering the challah spares the challah’s feelings by not letting it see this slight. Anonymous, Shalini, It was not challah. (7) LEAVE OUR CHALLAH ALONE. :), (3) Baruch Ben-Yosef, It’s like the challah that I have been thinking about and I am very happy. We picked four popular challah recipes and battled them against each other: Molly Yeh's barely-sweet challah, Marcy Goldman's bakery-style loaves, Joan Nathan's classic challah, and Chanie Apfelbaum's streusel-topped version. We have also begun the custom of using a shlissel challah for the meal on the night of Yom HaAtzmaut — for the reasons see the story related at the beginning of … On my favorite cooking show “Chopped,” I was horrified to see them My challah is AMAZING. Learning – if you want to learn to make bread, make bread with Pam Here is the recipe that I used. This cite, along with other AISH sites will give you a plethora of information! Our Story Our Challah Why Huge Brooklyn Testimonials Blog. Yet the origin Etymology of the word “challah” is as mysterious to me as me trying to bake one – from scratch. The term comes from the Biblical commandment of “hafrashat challah,” or burning a bit to commemorate the destruction of the Temple. What could they do to “transform” challah?! Anonymous, Marnie, nice of you to write the article on challah, but I'm bumfuzzled at why a nice Jewish girl like you wouldn't know that challah is in the Torah! I have been able to maintain this ritual for over ten years in part because I keep it simple! Challah baking is part magic, part science and 100% spiritual. “Challah Rising” is a moving tapestry of the Jewish experience woven into New Mexico's unique history and landscape. For more than 4,000 years since, Jews have been delighting in challah for Shabbat. The trusted source for your FRESH KOSHER BROOKLYN Challah Free shipping Anywhere in the USA ☰ Home; SHOP NOW; About. However, as I realized that I was rearranging my Fridays to make sure that I could make challah before dinner—sometimes very early in the morning, and sometimes not until just before dinnertime—I began to appreciate that I was onto something significant for myself. And would like to read up more about it. QUICK! This challah is a water challah which is particularly popular in Israel. This is the best "repurposing" I know of! Challah (/ ˈ x ɑː l ə /, Hebrew: חַלָּה Halla or ; plural: challot, Challoth or challos) is a special bread in Jewish cuisine, usually braided and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat and major Jewish holidays (other than Passover).Ritually-acceptable challah is made of dough from which a small portion has been set aside as an offering. It so obviously is a competition. » Gourmet Gift Baskets from Challah Connection, the experts in kosher gift baskets and gourmet food gift giving. She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Writers Guild award. JFE®: Would you consider trying a different challah recipe or technique? Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment. Ladder shapes, before the Yom Kippur fast, represents ascending to great heights. Tie into a knot with two ends sticking out. The strands, arms intertwined, symbolize love, truth, peace, creation, freedom, harmony, family connection, unity and justice – following the simultaneous commandments to remember, observe and guard Shabbat (“Shamor” and “Zachor”). Every Friday evening, it's challah that heralds the Sabbath. You see, I can’t cook. From the first of your dough you shall give to God an offering throughout your generations. Since the sefirah of understanding in Kabbalah corresponds with the “mother principle” (partzuf Ima) we have another justification for identifying it as the most central of the three mitzvot for women discussed above. But in our modern lives, rituals go well beyond religious significance. (10) Karyn, July 10, 2012 6:21 PM. (I ran for the Slivovitz.) Business exploded. Challah has long been a symbolic centerpiece for a Rosh Hashanah spread. The name “challah” was given applied to the bread in South Germany in the Middle Ages when it was adopted by Jews for Shabbat and holidays. © 2020 Aish.com - Your life. MARNIE, THE AUTHOR, BR: I started over 10 years ago, at the suggestion of a friend. Egg challah, in contrast, is popular in the States and among Ashkenazi Jews. Our challah is not to be fooled with. The current “self-care” movement suggests many rituals that one can make part of their regular practice. I’m a “reality TV” junkie, but hooked on those shows that actually require skill. BR: I had been a strictly plain challah woman, except at the New Year when I make an apple honey challah, but I have to say that as I have done more and more book events and had the opportunity to meet so many other challah bakers, I have been awakened to the possibility of so many other wonderful sweet and savory options. Jessica Grosman is a registered dietitian, recipe developer and culinary nutrition educator in addition being a devoted wife, mom and yogi. July 9, 2012 2:49 AM, Anonymous, It truly helps me bond deeper with my Judaism. https://www.aish.com/j/f/A_Brief_History_of_Challah.html. Flatten one end into the tail, cut three or four slices and fan it out. Jewish Food Experience®: Prior to challah baking, were there any other rituals that were part of your life? Long story short – we bake, it turns out well. With a toothpick make a hole for the eyes and … After MUCH trial and error, we have developed a recipe that yields fluffy, soft, sweet, and just-stretchy-enough deliciousness—perfect for your Shabbat table, Sunday brunch, or anything in between! There isn't enough "firm tofu," daikon, Napa cabbage, yucca, kiwi. In addition to her success with this book, Beth is a wife, the mother of three teenagers and a practicing physician! Challah Connection--A Challah-Va Story I’m often asked how Challah Connection got started. “I’m experimenting!” would send my family careening through the screen door like the Roadrunner. Never did I imagine that it would in fact become my meaningful ritual. Anonymous, (In the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, Jews were told to separate 1/24th of the doughs and give it to the kohanim every Shabbat. EGG CHALLAH VS WATER CHALLAH. On Shabbat, the two challahs placed on our festive tables represent the double-portion of manna that fell on Friday, the heavenly bread that fed Jewish people during their 40 years in the desert. More, they must mix, “transform” and “repurpose” this panoply of impossibles. The water challah came about because the sfardic community – who believe that eggs and too much sugar make bread more of a cake. 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Outstanding advice on Jewish tradition and etiquette, … Also (shamlessly) you may want to pick up my books and calendarss, e.g. Salvation: A recent custom, 40 women devote their prayers while separating challah to those in need of salvation (illness, a worthy mate, the birth of a child). Contact. I grew up in a Jewish home where all the holidays were celebrated and my mom cooked delicious Jewish foods. Never realised the significance. (She’s still deciding which.) Of all the challah-makers to help with the Shabbat cooking, who would have thought a dinosaur would take on the job? Shalom with love, Marnie, (4) July 11, 2012 7:41 PM, What ...? “It was almost Rosh HaShanah, and there was a line around the block,” Chanalee said. The first thing the women were to do when entering the land was to make challah! And now when ive read up about your traditions, well, this is an education.We've been using this as our daily bread , once every few days. Jewlarious Challah is the Jewish egg bread served every week on Shabbat and is usually braided.Challah is one of the most important and symbolic Jewish foods. She was also chosen as a Distinguished Woman in Nevada in March of 2014. The word cChallah itself may come from the root word “Chalal” which means space. Leftover challa becomes the basis for Challa or Mehl Kigel. The term challah comes from the Biblical commandment of “hafrashat challah,” separating the challah for the cohen or priest. On Purim, small triangular loaves represent Haman’s ears. Your transactions are secure. JFE®: You encourage other women to find meaningful rituals/routines—are there any that you can suggest other than challah baking? JFE®: What do you do with your leftover challah—if there’s any left over? The prayers and customs that accompany the mitzvah of making challah for the Sabbath are the same the world over, linking the present to the Book of Leviticus, when God instructed Moses to place two rows of six challot. That’s partly because the enriched, glossy braid is a cultural heavyweight. A WOW GIFT. Others suggest “challah” may be derived from the amalgamation of: Hilu or hala, the Arabic root for “sweet.” Nah. The actions we do to prepare for the observance of a holiday, such as cleaning our homes of chametz before Passover, are rituals. Grown locally and serving DC, Maryland and Virginia, registered dietitian, recipe developer and culinary nutrition educator. JFE®: How long after you started making challah did you know it was becoming your ritual? July 16, 2012 4:34 AM. However, a few weeks ago, one of the “secret” ingredients in the basket to be “re-purposed” was challah. July 11, 2012 7:27 PM, Much appreciated add. Striezel (Hefezopf) vs. Challah Bake-Off & Recipes. 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