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Recent Examples of challah from the Web
However, the majority of the events will be Challah Bake programs on Oct. 26, designed to attract Jewish girls and women to celebrate Shabbat through learning how to bake challah.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place challah in a large roasting pan.
Spread out the challah on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
In addition, according to the Reform tradition, a round challah – a sweet bread – is eaten, symbolizing the circle of life.
The bakers enjoyed the experience of baking challah for a good cause.
Perhaps the most beloved tradition is to dip apple slices in honey, but honey shows up in other holiday recipes — honey-baked chicken, tzimmes (a sweet root vegetable stew), and round, sweet challah, among others.
The flatbread and focaccia with it are house-baked, as are the challah rolls in the gratis bread service.
And the lunch counter swivel stools at B&H Dairy, Veselka, and the Stage, fresh challah bread and chicken noodle soup.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of challah
First Known Use: 1907See Words from the same year
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