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Do-It-Yourself Taking Challah

How to separate challah from dough

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Do-It-Yourself Taking Challah: How to separate challah from dough

Simple-to-follow instructions on the mitzvah of separating the “challah” portion from a batch of dough.
Challah, Separating Challah

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Mitra Sabzevari Great Neck July 10, 2020

Hi when should I burn the piece of dough after baking challah or before start baking? Reply

Patricia J Graves-Verdun Pasco July 16, 2021
in response to Mitra Sabzevari:

Interesting question, I was wondering the same thing. The guide I am using for making the bread says "to burn it in the oven as an offering while the other loaves are baking." Since that is the only guideline I have found at this point, that is what I will do today. Reply

Bendeguz79 Florida January 4, 2018

When I was a young kid, way back in eastern Europe, I remember, many baked what they considered the "window" or "door" Chalach, the shape of it that is.
The old-timers than condisdered it "the door to the Eternal King".
Have not seen any since.
Any one had experienced such? Reply

Bendeguz79 Fla. July 19, 2021
in response to Bendeguz79:

I can suppose not! Reply

Anonymous April 15, 2015

thank you i have been taking challah for years but didn't know some of the things you taught.
it was beautifully done. video's can be so helpful. Reply

Sylvia Cohen Liverpool, U.K. via November 24, 2013

Taking challa Very instructive but was unable to see the picture. Reply

Harry Briley Livermore CA November 10, 2012

Weight vs Heart Thank you for demonstrating this awesome priviledge. Numbers 15 does not give a weight and it appears that we would be taking challah constantly without some weight guide ... and yet, perhaps G-d wants our heartfelt thanksgiving whenever we use the flour from our "threshing floors". I doubt HaSHem would be upset if we gave more heartfelt thanks than what was required. :-) Reply

Anonymous November 9, 2012

The exact amount is 1.666 kilo Reply

sidney klein NY November 7, 2012

challah one question...what is the liquid you put into the flour. I don't believe it was mentioned Reply

Neil November 7, 2012

Wonderful, thank you! Brought back childhood memories! Reply

chana henya gittel bas shima bayla s fl November 7, 2012

taking challah video thank you for a beautifully done presentation. Reply

Gabriel Akiva Golstein Buenos Aires November 7, 2012

Challa' Excellent how Shayna perform the explanation "how to do Chalah" as a home made!
Zay Guezunt!! Reply

Joan New York November 6, 2012

Thank you! Thanks so very much for sharing this knowledge. I try to bake challah every week as do my four daughters, but not having come from an observant background, I never knew anything about these details that you shared. Knowledge is indeed power! I will now be able to fulfill the mitzvah. Thank you! Reply

Anonymous November 6, 2012

Halla, thank you so much, I am not Jewish but Judaism to me is a basis of all religions, respectfuly, Natalie Reply

Bubbie November 5, 2012

Thank you. So much wonderful information. Looking forward to learning more. Reply

Linda Herron Tenn November 4, 2012

Love the show Reply

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