That most special of breads, the beautiful challah, is remarkably simple, made of just flour, eggs, water, yeast, sugar and salt. Lovingly braided by generations of Jewish women, it has graced our Shabbat and holiday tables for centuries. With each careful twist, we weave our blessings for our families. And, at the time of the High Holidays, the loaves are extra sweet and shaped as a circle – baked with the promise for a good year. Something this precious deserves its own accessories. Here are a few we can't resist.
Round Pomegranate challah board and serving platter ($45) from Judaica Home Decor; handmade out of tempered glass featuring art by Marsha Anderson.
Geometric challah board ($72) from New York’s Jewish Museum shop is handmade in Brooklyn from maple wood.
Challah Board made of granite, porcelain and aluminum ($290) by CaesareaArts, available in several color combinations. Knife sold separately.
Dresden Plate Quilted challah cover ($54) by All Yadayim is handmade of cotton fabric by Debi Mishael; 19" square.
Silkscreened challah cover ($72) by Lois Gaylord is hand-dyed on linen with gold ink; 16" x 24".
Shabbat Dreaming challah cover ($40) by Design Kippah is handmade of cotton with golden thread embroidery. Pattern is derivative of a complex painting by Aboriginal artist Peter Marshall; 15.5" x 19.5".
Bright Spiral Medley Embroidered challah cover ($34) from Kolbo Fine Judaica features pomegranates in its lively design; 16" x 20".
Challah Infinity Scarf knitting pattern ($7) by Pam Power Knits is an instant download.
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