Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reminder: Schlissel Challah

This Shabbat is the time for the tradition of 'Schlissel (key) Challah' - of baking a key into your Challah and/or shaping the bread like a key.

The tradition is based on the belief that one will always have the key to the Gates of Heaven. It is also thought to be good luck for finding/keeping employment.

Last year's Challah:
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1 comment:

muse said...

I haven't baked challah for years. Maybe I should have. Maybe I should bake once a month? But if the challah is too tasty I'll eat it, and that's bad for the diet.
If I had known about the "parnasa.."