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Recent Examples of challah from the Web
The lamb stack sports feta, tzatziki, tomatoes, red onion and arugula, lemon vinaigrette on a challah bun.
The soda pairs nicely with a Lox Club ($13), which layers toasted challah with buttery slices of smoked salmon, green onion cream cheese, crisp salty bacon and juicy tomato.
For the appetizer, guests may choose from homemade chopped liver, challah with apples and honey or matzo ball soup.
Campers participate in observances of an Oneg Shabbat, including candle lighting, challah blessing, prayers, Hebrew songs and kosher meals.
Karsh's Bakery This venerable kosher bakery, known for its handmade challah and rye breads, Kaiser rolls and Jewish pastries, fell victim to the times.
Broadway Deli's Lox Club sandwich piles toasted challah bread with green onion cream cheese, smoked salmon, bacon and tomato.
Fire Island is an altar to bread, with classics like Alaska whole wheat and Fire Island sourdough turned out daily and specials like challah, plum flax, and sprouted grain offered on specific weekdays.
Dishes served include challah bread with apples and honey, homemade gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, beef brisket, apple tarte tatin and flourless chocolate cake.
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challah Comes From Yiddish
When English speakers first borrowed challah from Yiddish, they couldn't quite settle on a single spelling, so the word showed up in several forms; challah, challa, hallah, and the plural forms challoth, challot, halloth, and hallot were all common enough to merit inclusion in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged when it was released in 1961. Today, challah and the anglicized plural challahs are the variants that are usually encountered by English speakers. The initial ch of challah is frequently pronounced as a velar fricative, like the ch in the German Buch or the Scottish English loch.
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