American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A loaf of yeast-leavened egg bread, usually braided, traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath, holidays, and other ceremonial occasions.
- n. (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
- From Yiddish חלה, from Hebrew חַלָּה. (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew ḥallâ; see ḫll in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Today the word challah is used to refer to the whole loaf.”
“Note: Separating the challah is a special mitzvah for women done when the bread dough quantity is above a certain amount, as in the above recipe.”
“The word challah—pronounced with a soft h as in ha-la—means dough and refers specifically to the bread remaining after the small piece was separated from it.”
“I love challah and the idea of sweet vanilla challah is making my mouth water.”
“I brought a raisin challah and a dozen cinnamon rolls that I'd baked that morning.”
“Myra retrieved a loaf of Ginny's challah from the freezer in the storage room and defrosted it quickly in the microwave.”
“You are blessed, Lord our G*d, Sovereign of the world, Who made us holy with Her commandments and commanded us to separate challah from the dough.”
“Everyone sang a hymn of thanks to God while touching the braided bread known as challah, tapping each other on the arm or shoulder before feasting on the bread and traditional three-corner Hamantaschen cookies.”
“Instead I made a pretty terrific baked challah bread pudding (made with homemade challah, my challah was a little dry but beautiful, but hey, it was my first time baking bread!).”
“The producers are so nervous about guarding their new secrets, they've given the very last scene a code name -- "challah," as in the Jewish bread that's full of twists.”
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Words related to bread and bread-making
Very familiar names, compound words and phrases containing HH or H H
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words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
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The ones with which I flavor my speech, and the ones I love to find peppered in literature.
Words gathered while reading Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth.
A breaded foray of words
I and a select group of friends find these funny. Quite often it is a different friend each time.
Food and drink words
Types of bread products
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