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Separating Challah

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How to separate challah from dough
Simple-to-follow instructions on the mitzvah of separating the “challah” portion from a batch of dough.
Watch how it’s done!
When making challah for Shabbat, there’s a special tradition to do the mitzvah of separating a small piece of ‘challah’. Watch how it’s done.
A Taste of Text—Shelach
Why the mitzvah of separating challah is integral to bringing G‑d into our lives.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Shelach
An alternate reading into the Torah’s words related to the mitzvah of separating challah provides instruction on when to begin educating our youth in yiddishkeit.
Over a thousand women unite to knead, braid and pray.
An evening of inspiration, prayer and unity, as more than a 1000 Jewish women in Montreal, Canada join together to share and celebrate the special tradition of challah.
Women in Jewish religious life
The mitzvah of separating the consecrated “challah” portion from dough is a symbol for a woman’s influence on the kashrut of the Jewish home.
Making the Dough
How to make your own perfect challah dough from scratch. We then knead the dough, separate the “consecrated portion,” and leave the dough to rise.
17 Sivan, 5740 • June 1, 1980
There are three fundamental mitzvot entrusted to every Jewish woman. Separating challah “from the first of your dough” shows that before benefiting from anything in this world, we “set aside an offering for G‑d.” By knowing that the beginning of everythin...
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