Challah is the Jewish bread made for Shabbat. It is typically braided but can have a variety of shapes. The word challah comes from the Hebrew word used for "portion." Jews were biblically commanded to separate 1/24 of the dough, or the size of an olive, and give it to the kohanim (priests) every Shabbat. This piece is usually wrapped in foil and then burned in the oven while making a blessing.

Blessing Over the Challah

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם המוציא לחם מן הארץ (אמן)

Barukh attah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha-olam, ha-motzi lechem min ha-aretz (amen)

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth


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  2. Keep on making Challah! Can you ladies make a chocolate chip or oreo challah?