I made a Challah a little early for Rosh Hashanah.
It is to send to my daughter, so she can have a challah and apples and honey at the New Year!
I had a good time making it and reflecting on the year and on the sweetness and goodness of our Lord and Father and King. And happy that she will have a challah delivered on time.
I filled another bag with apples and honey to send with the challah ---for a sweet new year---, and in doing so, found myself wanting to bring apples and honey to people in my days. To share the season we are in to honor our Father our King!
In this season where we celebrate the beginning of creation, the crowning of the King, may we bring our repentance and turn it in, starting a-new. May God Bless you! And keep you and shine His face upon you and give you Peace--Shalom!!
A few scenes from the making! It is a tradition to make a round challah on Rosh Hashanah, some say it represents a Crown , or the eternal cycle of the year and years, and the round shape of the world, as we celebrate the Creator and His creation...It is also sweet, whereas mostly challah during the year for Shabbat is sprinkled with salt, this challah has honey and can also be made with other sweetness. I put apples in the filling of one, but for sending I wasn't sure how it would hold up so I also made a basic sweet round challah with honey and on top, sprinkled sugar and cinnamon.
This year I had a new personal revelation while making the challah, as I was braiding the four strands and crossing them over each other, I thought of the scriptures about God bringing us together from the four corners of the earth and gathering us back. Isn't that perfect!
Then ADONAI your God will bring you back from captivity and have compassion on you, and He will return and gather you from all the peoples where ADONAI your God has scattered you. Even if your outcasts are at the ends of the heavens, from there ADONAI your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.
please note I will be taking a blog break in honor of the High Holy Days.
Wishing you a Happy and Sweet and Blessed New Year! See you in 5779!