American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of challah.
- n. (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
“Some Jewish foods, such as hallah — braided egg bread — that appeal to mainstream America palates appear regularly in general American collections.”
“I didn't realize you had to make your own rolls, but could you use a good hallah roll in a pinch?”
“For the same reason, women are also said to be responsible for the commandment of hallah in relation to Sabbath loaves.”
“The three mitzvot given explicitly to women — hallah, niddah and hadlaka [= mitzvot HaNaH] — are given a negative connotation because Eve brought death into the world, thereby extinguishing the light (ner) of Adam, who was the dough (hallah) of the world, and by spilling his blood, which left her the obligation in niddah.”
“The exceptions to this generalization pertained to the laws of niddah (ritual purity), candle lighting and the commandment of hallah (separating a portion of the dough when baking bread, as an offering to God).”
“These are the kindling of Sabbath lights before sunset (hadlakah) and removing some of the dough from the Sabbath loaf and burning it in the oven in remembrance of Temple sacrifice (hallah).”
“These two obligations may also be performed by a man if no woman is present; in fact, hallah is taken whenever bread is baked regardless of the gender of the baker.”
“These small girls knew how to make gefilte fish and to weave eight braids in their hallah.”
“Cook emphasizes that the three traditional commandments for women (M Shabbat 2: 6) have an additional meaning: niddah allows women to become arbiters of their ritual status (paralleling priestly function); hallah (separating the dough) parallels the priest; candle-lighting parallels the menorah in the temple.”
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Types of bread & breadmaking terms. Mainly I'm looking for plain or savoury breads but I'll accept the sweet-ish ones as long as they are more bread than cake :-)
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