|I embroidered the name of our forefather, `Avraham`on my first Challah Cover!|
|The swirls of red bean inside the challah remind us of Abraham`s journey!! The seeds sprinkled on top recall the promise to Abraham, that his seed would bless all nations!!|
The Challah Cover says `Avraham`.
You can see the swirls of red bean in the bread.
The rainbow remains. (see last week posts from Noah!)
The wonderful thing about reading on the Torah cycle is to see how everything connects and goes back to the beginning. I like to make the `physical` representations that express what we are reading in the Torah. It helps me to see how everything connects, and how it connects to me and to life.
By keeping the rainbow on the table from one Shabbat--when we were studying about Noah---to the next, where we meet Abram, it reminds us that Abram came from the generations of Shem, son of Noah, and when we eat the bread and give thanks to the LORD for bringing forth bread from the earth, we give thanks for Messiah Yeshua who is the Bread of Life. We see directly the connection to Abraham, as He is the seed of Abraham, as well is He who was before Abraham.
Yeshua answered, "Amen, amen I tell you, before Abraham was, I am!"
I made this challah cover at this time of the cycle last year, and it is exciting to be able to take it out again as we are back to the beginning and reading the Parshiot about Abraham. It is also a way to share the Torah with my daughter and guests at the Shabbat Table---including you!! Thank you for sharing the Shabbat and the challah.
I hope you might try to follow the tutorial in the post below to make a red bean challah !! and if you do, please let me know if the steps are easy to follow , and if you learned anything new about the Parsha!! or any insights about how it connects with your life today or anything else about where you are in your journey...
Blessings and Shalom!!
These are the steps from braiding to completion:
(photos to follow)