By Meaghan O’Neal
The Laker/Lutz News Correspondent
The Chabad of Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel hosted a class to learn how to make challah bread Feb. 28.
Women originally sacrificed this style of bread in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Challah is still used today as a sacrifice for peace and blessing, according to Chanie Yarmush who led the class.
The bread is made every week on Thursday night or Friday morning. As a sacrifice, the women will tear off a piece of the bread and burn it, and those present then pray for those who are in need.
Many women believe there is a unification of those of the Jewish faith because the bread is traditionally baked at the same time, on Thursday nights, around the world.
“Because of this, it’s a very powerful and special time,” Yarmush said. “Around the world we unite as one in baking the challah.”
Additionally, the making of challah is a very special tradition for the family. Mothers and daughters begin baking together as soon as a daughter is old enough.
This class was open to the community as are the Chabad’s other classes. The Chabad is an organization that reaches out to others in the community. They offer a variety of events and programs for all ages and people.
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