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Challah bread

Contemporary Era, Asia
AL4519
In the Jewish tradition, the challah is a type of braided bread served every Friday evening to celebrate the start of the Sabbath, or day of rest. It represents the manna which fell from the sky and fed the people of Israel during their flight from Egypt.

Datasheet

  • Type: Food
  • Place of origin: Israel
  • Materials and techniques: Dough Poppy seeds
  • Date: 1969
  • Dimensions: 3 x 6.5 x 13 cm
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