Around and around and around we go!
A round challah sweet and fluffy, studded with raisins, dipped in honey announces the arrival of Rosh Hashanah as loudly as any shofar blast.
Join us for a round challah bake this Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm, at LifeTown. Register @ www.FCNJ.com/RHchallahbake.
Everyone is welcome: men and women, children and teens. Each baker will receive a specially decorated apron to take home. Cost is $15 per baker.
Why round? There are nearly as many explanations for the traditional circular shape as there are ways to achieve it: a circle without end signifies a year with endless blessing. A spiral shape suggests the cycle of our lives and the hope that as we return to Rosh Hashanah each year we are at a higher level. A round braid recalls a crown, connecting to the idea of the coronation of G-d as King on Rosh Hashanah.
So braid or don’t braid, add raisins or keep it plain, make a ring or a spiral, or just use a round pan! Whatever you choose, the challah always tastes better when it is home baked!